Happy Holidays from Stockholm: Wrapping up 2021. Excited about 2022!

  Wishing my friends and colleagues a happy holiday season from Stockholm! Our family is gathering in Uppsala for Christmas; its the first time that we’re all together since 2019! For 2022, I’m excited about providing you with more analysis and context, particularly covering how the revolutionary shift from channels to streamers is impacting documentary …

Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Many thanks to my sponsors, contributors and more than 20,000 readers. A particular thanks to ITN Source for supporting our original analysis of the comeback for archive-based programs. Thanks also to the conference and workshop programmers who we have been so honored to work with. Publishing DocumentaryTelevision.com is a lot of …

Documentary vs Reality TV: Who’s Winning the ‘Battle of Google Books’?

Here’s a holiday trivia question: How frequently are ‘Documentary‘ and ‘Reality TV‘ mentioned in the vast library of Google-scanned books that were published between 1900 and 2008? When does ‘Documentary‘ peak? After 2000: Is there a vertical curve for references to  ‘Reality TV‘? For the surprising answers, check out Google Books Ngram Viewer And read the NY Times to learn …

Welcome

Welcome to DocumentaryTelevision.com, your new, free guide to the ever-changing business of factual television. I’m Peter Hamilton. Born in Melbourne, based in New York, and serving clients worldwide. Whenever I speak at industry conferences, attendees line up to express their thanks that someone is giving them ‘the hard facts’. Their gratitude has evolved into the mission of …