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Alan Wolk

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“If you know anything about television, you probably know Alan Wolk.” That’s how Adweek describes the best-selling author of "Over The Top. How The Internet Is (Slowly But Surely) Changing The Television Industry."

Slate Editor-in-Chief Jacob Weisberg wrote a stellar review of "Over The Top" that was featured in a cover story in the New York Review of Books.

It's safe to say that Wolk, who has also been recognized by Wired as one of the "Top 20 Thinkers In Social TV and Second Screen," has established himself as one of the industry's most influential thought leaders.

Wolk’s observations on how the industry is changing can be found on his well-known blog, The Toad Stool, and in the articles he writes for publications like The Guardian, Digida
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Alan Wolk The television industry can be very confusing to outsiders. For years, I'd been watching tech sites offer up articles about the future of the industry…moreThe television industry can be very confusing to outsiders. For years, I'd been watching tech sites offer up articles about the future of the industry that were factually incorrect and revealed a poor understanding of the business they were trying to dissect.

The book was a response to that: a primer on how the industry really works, an overview on the many changes taking place today and how likely they are to disrupt things, along with my predictions for the future.

Look for a revision in June of 2016 that takes in all the changes that have happened in the past year.(less)
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