A funny thing is happening in the medium of television. We are seeing more and more of something that was popular in TV’s early days: live events.

This trend is likely influenced by two other developments: the accessibility and popularity of streaming and time-shifting technology, which makes it more convenient to view programming after it has been broadcast; and the practice of “live tweeting” or using other social media to comment on media events as they happen. Given these two developments,…  [more]