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Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.

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Over the past week, the TV industry moved quickly to first get rid of live audiences at late night tapings and game shows. Now those productions have been shut down altogether.

Following the cancelation of the music festival South by Southwest, other industry events are taking precautions.

A month ago, Bob Iger announced that the launch of Disney+ had been a smashing success with almost 30 million subscribers.

Just a few years ago, reality TV was in a major slump. Now the genre is experiencing a revival, thanks in part to innovative programs on Netflix.

The Quibi ad blitz has begun.

Disney+ has released some subscriber stats, and with nearly 30 million sign-ups, the streamer is off to a strong start. Now the question is, how do they maintain it?

Almost 100 million people watched the Superbowl last weekend.

Shows could be hailed as a "breakthrough" or "most popular" based on selective numbers released by a streamer, just don't confuse a puffed-up press release with actual total audience…

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