Michael Schneider

Guest/Host, Screengrab, The Spin-off

With more than 25 years of experience covering the TV business, Michael Schneider often appears on news and entertainment shows as a television expert. He is now a senior editor for Variety. He previously worked as the executive editor at Indiewire, and before that, spent five years as chief content officer for TV Guide magazine. He's also a former television editor of Variety and Daily Variety, and the LA Bureau Chief of Electronic Media. He blogs at Franklin Avenue. Schneider is also co-host of KCRW’s weekly TV segment, Screengrab.

Michael Schneider on KCRW

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For years, The CW and Netflix had a deal that worked well for both of them. With that pact now done, The CW looks toward a different kind of digital future.

from Screengrab

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PBS takes a step towards its digital future

For the first time, PBS will stream live on a so-called "skinny bundle," YouTube TV.

from Screengrab

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