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Cable Subs Can Go OTT, OTA or Just Say OMG

by Allen Weiner  |  October 17, 2010  |  Comments Off

The news story has received national attention: Some 3 million Cablevision subscribers in New York and New Jersey are being deprived of Fox Network programming because Cablevision, the local cable MSO, and Fox cannot agree to terms on retransmission fees. Fox is looking for $150 million for the coming year for the 12 stations in [...]

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And So the Conditional Access TV Trend Begins

by Allen Weiner  |  July 8, 2009  |  Comments Off

You can stop singing the blues for the future of the U.S. cable television industry. Those clever purveyors of head ends, set top boxes and often questionable customer service have entered the online broadcast space. In a deal with MLB and YES (the Yankees’ broadcast network) Cablevision will, beginning July 8, sell “TV anywhere” packages [...]

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Take That YouTube: Disney Goes With Hulu

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2009  |  Comments Off

The long-anticipated deal in which Hulu adds ABC’s prime time shows to its lineup, as well as its daytime soaps and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel and SOAPnet is official. Besides licensing content, Disney is taking an equity stake in Hulu, with Disney getting three seats on the Hulu board that will be filled [...]

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Presenting At And Blogging from NAB

by Allen Weiner  |  April 17, 2009  |  Comments Off

My colleagues Andrew Frank, Mike McGuire and I will be at the NAB Show April 20-22nd, leading two sessions in and around issues related to TV 2.0. If you go here and here, you will find out the details of our sessions on April 20 and 21. In addition, we hope to offer up on-the-scene [...]

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Podcast: Is There A Role for A Content Creation Device?

by Allen Weiner  |  March 26, 2009  |  2 Comments

In this podcast, I talk briefly about a concept that I have been pondering (and talking about) regarding the notion of a mobile content creation device to facilitate content and audience immediacy. What should it be? What sort of functionality should it have? How much would it cost? Who are the buyers for such a [...]

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The Mikey: Recording With Your iPod at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 19, 2009  |  Comments Off

Tyler Barth, director of marketing for Blue Microphones, demos the new Mikey, a cool gadget that attaches to your iPod, iPhone, etc.. and facilitates amazing .wav recording.

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uStream.TV at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 18, 2009  |  1 Comment

We made our way over to The Belmont, uStream.TV’s headquarters for SXSW. Eager to see just how uStream put together a high-quality live streamcast, I captured the configuration (somewhat) in the video below. There’s an s-Video out from the Panasonic HD camera to the broadcast mixer and an audio out from the camera to the [...]

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Coverage from SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 11, 2009  |  2 Comments

Sunday, March 15 marks my introduction to the multimedia wonders that await me at SXSW in Austin. Until Tuesday, the focus is on “interactive” followed by music from Wednesday on with film running throughout. It will be a busman’s holiday (there’s a term you just don’t hear enough) in that I will be “reporting” from [...]

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Note to Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium: Think Social, Think Content

by Allen Weiner  |  March 9, 2009  |  Comments Off

Memo to Carol Bartz: It’s a nice achievement that Yahoo! now has 793 newspapers in its consortium, 120 of whom are using its APT advertising platform, but this effort is perhaps an exercise in futility unless the newspapers can figure out a way to cut costs and generate digital dollars in short order. And I [...]

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TV 2.0 Update: Digital Transition Complete

by Allen Weiner  |  March 8, 2009  |  1 Comment

A few weeks into my TV 2.0 project ,where I set up a viewing center sans cable or satellite, I successfully completed the digital transition by attaching a Samsung digital converter box and Radio Shack indoor antenna to my Sharp 32-inc TV. At first, it was a total fail, but because my TV had not [...]

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