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MIPTV 2005 Day 2

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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 […]

MIPTV

MIP 2005 Day 1

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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 […]

Pam Anderson

Pam Anderson’s Blog???

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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 […]

AOL

You’ve Got Phone! AOL Offers VoIP

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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) […]

E! Entertainment

E! Entertainment Ratings Solution

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There’s a fascinating article on medialifemagazine.com 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 […]