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The Dead Pool - Who's Falling In?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.10.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, buried in a slow summer week - tons of news. First. The dead pool. Three big web video/media co's...

Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.03.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Politics vs. The Olympics: Who Will Win Web TV? This week, what the Democratic Convention learned from YouTube. There were lots of video clips and ...

Politics Goes To Philly -Hacking TV #0052

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, it looks like Tim Armstrong finally gets his dream of merging AOL with Yahoo. Will it turn into a...

How Will Web Video Impact The GOP Convention?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV - The attempted   Coup in turkey plays out in digital video. Then,  can curated content help Vevo and Bittorent come back. ...

Facebook Diminishes Mainstream Media In The Newsfeed

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.08.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Facebook has made dramatic changes in its Newsfeed, as it explained in a carefully written post published on its blog titled: "Building a Better News ...

Hacking TV - The Vidcon Edition

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week we see important new moves from YouTube and Facebook At Vidcon in Anaheim, Youtube is contrite. Meanwhile in the House of Representatives, w...

How Funny Is The Web - Really?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This Week - How Funny Is The Web - Really? A special edition- where we look at web comedy. from the grand old sites like My Damn Channel and Funny or...

Tronc bot video; Snapchat news; BBC VR. Hacking TV

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.13.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Bots. VR. And Snapping Video. Hacking TV #0047 This is Hacking TV and this week the search for the right creative formula for successful video today...

Hacking TV: Bezos At Code Con, Future of TV, more

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The Wizard of Bezos comes out from behind the Curtain - on Hacking TV. And Roku... can they beat Google? The CEO says they can...  In Chapter #3 - T...

New Amazon Video Offerings Fulfill Bezos' Vision of 'an Everything Store'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If there's one thing about Jeff Bezos that's clear, it's that he has the rare entrepreneurial ability to see around corners. Add a solid operator's sk...

Set Top Box vs. OTT TV - Are Their Winners Yet?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on HACKING TV.  Remember the death of the Set Top box? - well, maybe not so soon according to Microsoft. Then - BuzzFeed is saying "show m...

The Web Eats the Movie Business - True or False?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

1. Future of Film - in a digital world Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos on how his 'disruptive' methods are ensuring the future of film http://www.latimes.com...

Hacking TV #43 Who Should Be Scared of Amazon's Video Platform?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Amazon now will let anybody upload and make money publishing video the way it lets any retailer list their items in its store. Is this a threat to YouTube, or Netflix, or anybody?

How To Give A TED Talk: An Insiders Guide.

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Chris Anderson is a brit. Smart, cerebral, and a bit shy actually. Which is why his journey as the head of TED makes for extraordinary reading. His th...

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.