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New Patent Pool Wants 0.5% Of Gross Revenue From Apple, Facebook & Others Over Higher Quality Video

Dan Rayburn | Posted 07.23.2015 | Technology
Dan Rayburn

While HEVC Advance is quick to say how "fair and reasonable" their terms are, they aren't. The best way to describe their terms would be unreasonable and greedy.

Broadcasting Just Got Sexy Again

Jim Monroe | Posted 07.17.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Networks will always act in their own best interest. Aggregators will come and go. But digital television is already becoming a huge business. In fact it's going to be the primary business, so stations must focus on building that business in a way they can control well into the future.

The Race is Over. Netflix Won and Broadcast Didn't Show Up.

Jim Monroe | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media
Jim Monroe

Netflix won, Hulu came in second. Amazon may be third but we won't know for sure until they cross the finish line. And the iconic broadcasters that built the TV industry and controlled it for the past 70 years are nowhere to be found.

You Won't Need Cable To Watch The Final Episodes Of 'Mad Men' Live

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.10.2015 | Technology

Cord cutters who are fans of Don Draper and Rick Grimes are in luck. Sling TV, Dish’s $20-per-month live-TV streaming service, will add AMC to it...

Future of TV Snaps Into Focus - With 500 Million Dollar Fund

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TV's future is now in sight. Networked, social, interactive and focused on the things that matter to you. Passion-powered TV, nichified and valuable.

Children and Families, Media and Play: The Five Minute Futurist

David Kleeman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

The coming years will look like the late '90s TV "gold rush," when companies staked out channel space in the expanding multi-channel universe. This time, though, the prospectors will mine distinctive content that can woo audiences in the "over the top" TV market.

Video: The Emerging TV 2.0 World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

After a few false starts, and some famous melt downs - the shape of web video is now coming into view. One thing is certain, all of the video in th...

Mike Ryan's Year-End 10 Top Movies List

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan


The Real Story Behind Cable "Cord Cutting" Numbers

Michael Turk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Turk

The litany of posts and pontifications about cord cutting continues unabated, yet few people take the time to actually look at what's really going on.

16 Over-the-Top WWII Propaganda Posters

Paul Jury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Jury

Nothing gets people in a mood to shoot guns and ration gasoline like propaganda, but sometimes it goes a bit over the top.