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

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.22.2017 | 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 03.01.2017 | 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 02.22.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 02.13.2017 | 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 02.11.2017 | 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 02.08.2017 | 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 02.06.2017 | 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 02.01.2017 | 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 02.01.2017 | 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 01.25.2017 | 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 01.25.2017 | 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 01.18.2017 | 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...

Who Owns the Keys to Your Apple Device? (Hint: It May Not Be You)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.10.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As Apple becomes the center of the digital ecosystem for many of its users, we find ourselves entrusting our most precious and private information to ...

Hacking TV -- the Year Ahead!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.04.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum


The TV Hackers Guide: OTT Holiday Shopping List

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

There's been a clear movement toward cable cutting, and the data says that people dropping their cable subscription will only accelerate in 2016.

Hacking TV: 'Star Wars' and Disney, The CBS Saga, Streaming Your Fridge!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV, Special Guest Host -- Bernie Gershon. First up, Star Wars and Disney -- Will Luke Save ABC? Then, the CBS/Viacom Saga -- is...

Techno Wonders at the ITP Winter Show

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.23.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

A low-cost robotic hand, with only piece-by-piece materials and standard parts, make it available for everyone to duplicate it only with cardboard, scissor and parts bought in Amazon.

Hacking TV Episode #022

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.22.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

As the year zooms to a close, lots of changes in the video space. A big new deal Howard Stern as the "King of All Media" doubles down on web video,...

Hacking TV: #0021

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.14.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

On this week's show... Big Telco's Verizon and AT&T double down on Over The Top TV... while Big Cable fights back with "Usage Based Billing". Uh oh --...

Michael Moore Invades Europe, And Brings Home Treasure

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.12.2016 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

Where to Invade Next is a strangely romantic film. Yes, it's simplistic. Europe has its problems, of course. But as Moore said after the screening, he set out to pick the flowers, not the weeds.

Hacking TV: Episode #0020

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week on Hacking TV: CBS defends its right not to stream to you, [1:05] Facebook allows 1.5 billion people to broadcast live, [9:00 ] What's the ...

Hacking TV: Episode #0019

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 12.02.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This week Steven Rosenbaum with guest host Bob Garfield. On this week's show... ESPN numbers continue to plummet, Amazon Prime Video is adding more N...

Startups That Rock the Video World

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.30.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

It's easy to think of web video as beginning and ending with YouTube, but if you expand your field of vision, you'll find that there are a remarkable group of startups inviting new services and technology for sites and small businesses around video.