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NewFronts 2016: HackingTV #0042

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

NewFronts Lite: Same Booze; Less Content This year's NewFronts, the boozy Bazaar in which web video makers try to lure rich brand advertisers, had l...

Hacking TV: Cable's Big Win.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.02.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. It was a big week for Cable TV - as some surprising numbers may herald a new King of the Mountain.  Somewhe...

Virtual Reality Healthcare: A Fantastic Voyage

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The thing about science fiction is - often it comes true. Back in 1966 writer, Harry Kleiner penned a wildly futuristic film fantasy called Fantastic ...

Amazon vs. Netflix: Game On! Hacking TV #0040

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The NAB Convention: Yawn. Who cares about improved over-the-air HD? Not even broadcasters. Tribeca Film Festival: Wow. Steve is blown away by innovati...

Getting Lost In The VR Playground At Tribeca

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Tribeca Film Institute - TFI as it's known is the year-round organization that drives the Tribeca Film Festival. Five years ago they launched TFI ...

Hacking TV #0038 - The New Video World Order

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The new [video] world order... Verizon, Facebook, Mashable, Buzzfeed. The new world order... Verizon, Facebook, Mashable, Buzzfeed.1 What if Verizon ...

Hacking TV Explores Chaos, Apple TV and FB Live

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Has the Chaos Scenario come true? Apple commissions a video series...Everybody is broadcasting on Facebook Live. This week the chaos ccenario. Not ...

David Bowie And The Power Of 'Live' In A Digital World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 04.03.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Last night I sat with six thousand friends, many of them complete strangers, and celebrated the life and music of David Bowie. The event was the annual tribute concert series put on by the remarkable Michael Dorf of City Winery.

Tivo's Cloudy Future. The Promise of Unbundling. Trump TV.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

With spring in the air, the mind turns to love. Steve sings an ode to Tivo and frets about rumors the company is for sale. [Saul says good riddance.] ...

Geek Spring Breakers Fall in Love With VR

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Each year a crazy thing happens. From around the country, and now increasingly around the world, a strange band of adventurers travels to Austin, Texas. It's hard to describe them, a mix of content creators, technologists, game designers, and consumer brands.

Microsoft's HoloLens Big Play - Big Miss

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

When Microsoft showed HoloLens at TED in Vancouver, its presentation was dramatic and impressive. I wasn't sure why, but the TED crowd of techno-early adopters and thought leaders seemed less than impressed.

Hacking TV: After SXSW, AR/VR and Dollars Flow To Video

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.21.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

We're back, with a brand new edition of Hacking TV. SXSW -- the tech, music, and movie festival in Austin Texas known for launching APP's like Twitter and Meerkat. This year pivots from code to digital content, with VR and AR the talk of the show.

Hacking TV: Is YouTube's Fair Use Policy Unfair?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Is YouTube's Fair Use Policy Unfair... Big $$ Flows to Video Startups... Video Action at Buzzfeed, NY Mag and NowThisNews The #WTFU (Where's The Fa...

Augmented Reality... Virtual Reality... TED Reality: Hacking TV #0031

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Hacking TV's Steve Rosenbaum went to TED in Vancouver and reports on some mind-blowing demos: -Meta [with video of Steve's interview with the CEO] -M...

TED Ahead: Augmented and Virtual Reality Takes Off

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.15.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Today - when we think of video we think of television. And when we think of computers, we think of desktops, laptops, or maybe mobile devices. But t...

Apple's Simulates Sex -- and more -- Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.15.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Apple's Simulates Sex... Twitter Wants To Go First... Facebook Does It Silently...YouTube Dreams Of Unicorn Island 1. Digital video this week is al...

Why TED Now?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.13.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I went to TED for the first time in 2005, and this year will be my twelfth consecutive TED. So, as my friend keep asking me the same five questions - I thought I'd take a moment to answer them for you.

Social Media Week's 'Invisible Hand'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There are lots of "weeks" in the year. Lot's of industry gatherings vying for your attention. But one of the gatherings that has always risen above, a...

Comcast Survives Cord Cutting, The Fine Brothers Melt Down, Viacom's Redstone Battle

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.08.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

We're back with another edition of Hacking TV. This week, Comcast is not being strangled by cord cutting, and more news from the world of earnings. Th...

Storytelling in the World of 360VR

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.06.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

VR could actually change human consciousness. Last year I was able to watch Chris Milk give this brilliant TED Talk in Vancouver. He showed the gathering a number of extraordinary early VR experiences including "The Wilderness Downtown," a music video for the band Arcade Fire.

Sundance 2016 Rocks Virtual Reality Films

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

2016 was the year that VR got real at Sundance. At last year's festival, Amazon didn't buy any films. This year, they bought six. And Netflix -- which...

Decoding Facebook, Apple and Earnings... The FCC vs Set-Top Boxes... Watching the News on Apple TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.01.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's earnings week! CHAPTER 1: Learnings from earnings: Now that 1 billion people are using iPhones, Apple's growth slows as Facebook mints money f...

Netflix: Is 'Making a Murderer' a New Genre in Film?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

Making a Murderer is a revelation to filmmakers and audiences. Because now, given the powerful success of the series, a new generation of long-form non-fiction projects will see the light of day. Bravo to Ted Sarandos and Lisa Nishimura. A new genre is born.

Sundance Mania, Cable Headwinds and Telco Cash...

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TimeWarner Charter faces headwinds, Sundance awash in webcaster cash, and telco's see long road to riches...

Crashing and Burning: Local TV, Al Jazeera and ESPN

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.18.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Crashing and Burning: Local TV Stations, Al Jazeera, TV Commercials, and ESPN Many of the pillars of the old TV order are cracking. Local TV statio...