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Choice and the Changing Face of Media

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Helfenbein

Could you sit through an hour-long radio news program today? I could. But only if it came with either (a) a DVR or (b) an online summary.

Brian Williams To Viewers: DVR 'Nightly News'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Brian Williams is telling viewers to DVR the "NBC Nightly News" in a new commercial, the New York Times reports. One of the reasons ratings for the n...

The Ad Industry Needs More Accountability

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Simon Sinek

Advertising is a piece of a puzzle and an agency can not pick and choose when their work has value. They must either accept partial responsibility for any outcome or none.

Study: Majority Of Americans Watch TV Shows AFTER They Air | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DVR usage and other forms of time-shifted TV consumption may be even more wide-spread than previously thought with a majority of Americans saying they...

Eco Etiquette: Should I Turn Off The TiVo?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I try to unplug all my ap...

FX's John Landgraf at TCA: I Wish the DVR Had Never Been Invented!

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

DVR is a great device for consumers, but we do pay a penalty. If you take a show on FX, we get paid, from an advertiser standpoint, for about 75 percent of the people actually watching the show.

'Grey's Anatomy' Got Big DVR Boost This Season

The Wrap | John Consoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" was the broadcast primetime show helped the most this TV season by a full week of DVR viewing of its original episodes. The sho...

Microsoft Silverlight Video Player Will Be Sharable for NBC Olympics Coverage (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Ina recent interview, we spoke with Microsoft's Jason Suess about the implementation of Silverlight for the Olympics.

Innovation in America: An Autobahn, or a Suburban Street With Speed Bumps?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

My fear is that my son's future won't include the rapid pace of innovation that we have enjoyed in recent years. What if decades roll by and innovation stands still?

DVR Ratings Bringing TV Networks Money

New York Times | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Against almost every expectation, nearly half of all people watching delayed shows are still slouching on their couches watching messages about movies...

Stop Trading Good Sleep for Great TV: DVR Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

All this late night entertainment can have a significant impact on healthy sleep, one of our most fundamental biologic needs.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Day 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Toronto International Film Festival suffers from its own success. There are too many damned commercials before the start of each film.

State of the Union

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dean Bottrell

If the new SAG leadership doesn't rapidly start taking all the painful, but necessary steps to merge with AFTRA, we are fucked.

"The Office," "Heroes" Among Most-DVRed Shows

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At least 30% of viewers forLost, The Office and Heroes were procrastinators, watching either later that night or up to seven days after the programs f...

Introducing Change the Channel to Find Inspiration in Only 10 Minutes!

Ellie Drake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellie Drake

Think of it as conscious television on the Internet: empowered programming designed to energize, entertain, educate, and inspire you.

Copyright Needs Limits, As It Restricts Innovation

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Defenders of expanded copyright restrictions imply that content owners have been on a losing streak and have few tools at their disposal. Wrong.

Obama Hits Primetime, Daily Show: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 30, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Barack Obama spent roughly $4 million dollars on 30 minutes of primetime ad space last night. The commercial, which aired on CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox and ...

DVRs Save Relationships: Study

Reuters | Andrew Wallenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Digital video recorders don't just save TV shows, according to a new survey; they save relationships. Some 79 percent of 1,000 DVR owners reported th...

Network DVRs: New Ruling Paves Way For Broader DVR Use

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

RECORDING TV shows -- and skipping the commercials that come with them -- may become more pervasive in the wake of a new court ruling that blesses a n...

American Idolatry

Ann Handley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ann Handley

With a crucial few seconds to go before the climax, Ryan Seacrest announced, his voice crackling with excitement, "...the American idol is..." Then it ended. The DVR stopped playback.

Motorola Launches Portable TV With Bad Name

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gadget maker Motorola (MOT) celebrates CES by launching the... "Motorola Mobile TV DVBH compatible DH01 device" Excited? Neither are we--at least no...

Google, Nielsen Join Forces To Pull More Accurate Viewing Stats

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google, which dominates the market for advertising on the Internet, seems to be hoping to do the same thing on television. The company is set to anno...