If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Watch Shelly’s commentary on MICROSOFT’s (NASD: MSFT) decision to cut the price of the Xbox 360. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin ruled that COMCAST (NASD: CMCSA) illegally blocked specific file transfers earlier in the year. Martin wants Comcast to stop blocking Continue Reading →
BILL GATES opened CES with a clear statement of purpose, declaring that “All media will be software driven.” Gates handed the stage over to Microsoft president of Entertainment & Devices Robbie Bach to describe the company’s digital media initiatives. Bach announced that Xbox Live will gain content from MGM, Showtime, The Disney Channel and ABC. Continue Reading →

MediaBytes 11.05.2007

THE WGA began its strike at midnight after Sunday’s 10-hour marathon negotiation broke down. Writers are expected to begin picketing at 9 AM this morning outside high-profile locations, including major studios on the West Coast and Rockefeller Center in New York. The Guild issued a memo telling its writers to spend at least 20 hours Continue Reading →