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Remember the 1982 tune "TV Party"? Black Flag saw the humor in television addiction, but on February 18th, 2009, some people could be singing the song’s last few stanzas without a hint of sarcasm. Less than a year is left before the switch from analog to digital signals takes place, and ten percent of American households remain unprepared.
The Writers Guild of America strike has been an interesting debacle to watch, complete with a host of issues the public might not have thought of before. The inevitable convergence of the Internet and TV is one of them; the continued homogenization of American culture is another.
“It’s all about power. Their delight is about screwing somebody,” said Charles Pogue referring to the major studios and production companies in Hollywood and New York. Pogue is a screenwriter, current member of the Writers Guild of America, and former member of the Board of Directors for the WGA.
The thought of Clear Channel Communications, all by its gigantic self, is enough to trouble some people. The thought of Clear Channel teaming up with Google is even more worrisome. Luckily, although the two have now formed a partnership, it’s a weak sort of deal at worst.
The New York Times reports that Internet television will be taken to the next level this fall by the show ‘Quarterlife.’ Rather than taking the traditional television-pirated YouTube copy-DMCA notice-possible posting at network’s video portal or empty promises route to the Internet for professional video content, ‘Quarterlife’ episodes will premiere on MySpace.
The battleground for the third screen continues as NBC Universal and MobiTV team up to offer on-demand programming to wireless customers. Users will be able to take in shows featured on NBC, USA Network, Sci-Fi Channel, Telemundo and other NBCU properties as well.
It has long been a dream of Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s that he not have to see advertising for certain products of a feminine nature while watching a football game. Google may be closer to being a player in the TV advertising market through a rumored deal with Dish Networks.
Sony has unveiled a new TV feature called “Bravia Internet Video Link” that will allow most of its new televisions to access free Internet video content. Online content, including high-definition feeds, will be available from providers such as AOL, Yahoo, Grouper, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony BMG Music.
Veoh CEO Dmitry Shapiro seems as philosophical as his title is poetic. Speaking at the Video on the Net Conference in Boston, an extension of VON, Shapiro begins with the printing press and ends with “democratized Internet television.” In due course of course, this changes everything.
Everybody knows you can see anything you want on the Internet. Thus far, the medium has been a bastion of free expression. But already Congress and attorneys look to limit that expression, first through the court system and then the legislature – and this is just the beginning.
AOL’s MapQuest announced this week the beta release of mapping and routing technology available for free to Web developers. Called MapQuest OpenAPI, interested developers can win $1000 for their creative mapping efforts and a trip to the Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose.
Evil genius baby that plots to kill his mother. Sophisticated talking dog who often reverts to dog-like tendencies. Really stupid fat man. Ahhhh, Family Guy, you make my heart sing. And now you have a podcast to complement your weblog. Holy freakin’ crap, I never get to write about this stuff at work! Thank you, Seth MacFarlane.
Google is “mulling” over brokering television advertisements, according to the New York Post. Though ad execs downplay Google’s ability to effectively enter this market, it may be that they are victims to an old world paradigm-discussing carburetors when Google is thinking fuel injection.
Telecom Italia announced their leap into the Internet television business starting massive trials in Rome, Milan, Bologna and Palermo. They look to roll out services in 21 cities by the fall and say over 4 million households will have access to a wide variety of programming.
Who wouldn’t want to advertise on television and only pay for results? Many advertisers who have used popular pay-per-click programs on the Internet are now discovering that a similar model exists on television known as pay-per-call advertising.