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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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CES Day 2: Yahoo!’s Connected TV Looks Strong

by Allen Weiner  |  January 9, 2009  |  1 Comment

I won’t go into too much detail here, but my colleagues Andrew Frank and Mike McGuire and I saw a demo of Yahoo!’s new Connected TV widget-based service, and it was impressive. We will provide more insights in subsequent company research reports, but needless to say, Yahoo! has the first mover advantage when it comes […]

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The 2009 Digital Transition Made Easy

by Allen Weiner  |  October 28, 2008  |  Comments Off

One video is worth a googol of words. Can you spot the UHF antenna?

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Google Badly Misfires As Content Creator

by Allen Weiner  |  October 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

So, when I asked Marissa Mayer at an analyst event a few years back if Google thought of itself as a media company, her answer was a resounding no. Poptub is proof she was right. This rather sad attempt to provide a video guide to the best videos playing on YouTube isn’t nearly as good […]

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Back on Topps

by Allen Weiner  |  October 15, 2008  |  Comments Off

The former TV critic in me cannot help but recommend the new made-for-the-Web program, “Back on Topps,” featured the Sklar Brothers (Randy and Jason) of “Cheap Seats” fame (an ESPN Classic show that is truly a classic). The premise of the new show, which has new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday, is around the Topps […]

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Joost is Up, Highlighting the Video Player Wars

by Allen Weiner  |  October 15, 2008  |  1 Comment

As an update to an earlier post, pioneering online TV service Joost is now fully operational converting from a clunky desktop installed TV 2.0 entity to a more consumer-friendly Flash-based site similar to Hulu. The similarity ends in that Joost has a wide variety of current and retro TV fare (where else can you find […]

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Your TV Comes Pre-Loaded

by Allen Weiner  |  September 24, 2008  |  Comments Off

According to a story in The New York Times, General Electric is getting back into the TV manufacturing business, partnering with Tatung, a Taiwanese electronic company, creating a series of new sets that have Internet capability. The plan is to start with Internet access via a separate box migrating to in-set Internet access next year. […]

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Evaluating the Protail Opportunity

by Allen Weiner  |  September 17, 2008  |  Comments Off

In 2007, as the video marketplace began to expand with the entry of TV episodes, mashups and shows made specifically for web audiences (aka low attention span theater), it became evident a segment was evolving that was nestled between time-shifted episodes of “Desperate Housewives” and YouTube’s “swinging a cat in the backyard” fare. In a […]

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