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NAB Floor Tour 2005

NAB Show
The 2005 NAB/Emmy Advanced Media Floor Tour started with an overview of Motorola’s latest offerings.  AMC member, Marty Stein, showed us why you love to say, “Hello Moto!” Next, AMC member and presenter extraordinaire, Steve Jacobs of Sony, gave us an overview of the world of HD television production Sony style.  HDV cameras, $16,000 filed Continue Reading →
Pope John Paul II
CBS’s Tallahassee, FL affiliate WCTV didn’t want to interrupt its popular early-morning newscast to cover the Pope’s funeral.  So, President/GM, Nick Waller decided to feed it to his sister station, UPN affiliate, WCTV-DT which is broadcast on their (government-mandated) digital tier. Utilization of the digital tier with this kind of technique is becoming more commonplace.  Continue Reading →
Google Video
Gavin O’Malley reports: In an effort to grow and diversify the breadth of its video-search, Google earlier this week invited any and all to upload digital video files–but only non-pornographic and non-obscene ones–to its servers. From there, Google officials confirmed, Web surfers will soon be able to search, preview, play, and download the files along Continue Reading →
Joanna Glasner reports: Internet users consumed more bandwidth than ever last year, driven by the growing popularity of peer-to-peer networks and heightened demand for video files. Burgeoning demand also prompted internet carriers to upgrade their network capacity to handle the upswing in traffic, a new report indicates. According to TeleGeography, a telecommunications research firm, international Continue Reading →
Lucas van Grinsven, Reuters European Technology Correspondent reports: BORDEAUX, France – Sony Corp said on Wednesday it was open to discussions to create a single standard for the next generation of DVD discs, a move which could head off the looming threat of a major format war among the world’s biggest technology companies. “From the Continue Reading →

MIPTV 2005 Day 2

Here in Cannes the weather is cloudy and there’s an occasional rain drop or two. And that’s about the state of technology here in the minds of the program purveyors here at MIPTV. Although the show is billed as a “digital content market,” the reality is quite different. I’ve heard comments from, “You can watch Continue Reading →

MIP 2005 Day 1

The show has just started and the buzz is extraordinary.  MIP is a combination of programming and technology from around the world.  It’s interesting that the show bills itself as “The world’s audiovisual and digital content market.”  There are not many people here who know that they are in the content business.   To a Continue Reading →

Pam Anderson’s Blog???

Pam Anderson
Mike Shields writes for MediaWeek:   Fox is hoping that Pamela Anderson’s blog will drive viewers to her new star-vehicle, Stacked. Fox is promoting Stacked, which premieres on Wednesday April 13, through Friendster Blogs, a free weblogging service hosted by popular social-networking site Friendster. Along with Anderson, thirty members of Stacked’s cast and crew have Continue Reading →
As my favorite ancient Chinese author once said, “Know thine customer as thyself.” OK, Sun Tsu really didn’t say that, he was talking about his enemy and the art of war. But if he worked in the advanced media business today, he would be scratching his head about AOL’s new VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Continue Reading →
E! Entertainment
There’s a fascinating article on about E! Entertainment television and how its audience is in a ratings free-fall.  It is interesting reading and Keven Downey’s assessment of their problems is thoughtful.  However, the article is actually pointing a large, bold arrow at a paradigm shift more than describing E!’s problem.   E! informs, enlightens Continue Reading →

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