Friday, March 30, 2012

Around The Net

  • Apple TV Set -- Not YetBusiness Insider

    Ready or not for an Apple TV, the market might have to wait longer than expected for the supposedly transformative device. According to Asian research group CLSA, the big release won’t occur until 2013. “We continue to view Apple TV hardware as a 2013 event,” reads the research brief first reported by Business Insider. Either way, “most clients agree that a TV is coming,” writes BI. “The critical question becomes how the video providers fit into the equation and how Apple's offering would/could differ from current TVs beyond iOS/icloud.” “At this moment, the Apple television is technically fictional,” Fast Company reminds us. “However, ... ...Read the whole story

  • News Corp. May Launch ESPN RivalBloomberg

    News Corp. execs are considering the launch of a cable TV U.S. sports channel -- probably by converting its 24-hour action sports Fuel network, according to anonymous sources cited in this post. "News Corp. is assembling the required rights from pay-TV carriers and sports organizations," according to those sources. ...Read the whole story

  • That Sinking Feeling: Many Titanic Specials Set For AprilNewsday

    Coming onboard in April: a whole host of TV specials commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, April 15, 1912.  They will appear on the channels you would think, from NatGeo to the History Channel to PBS. There's also ABC's "Titanic," a miniseries by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes. This post by Diane Werts also includes a host of reasons for the continuing appeal of the Titanic story -- from its class conflict theme to how pop culture like film keeps exploring it for new generations. ...Read the whole story

Upfront Country: A Land Of $20 Billion Where Everyone Wants To Live

Another year, and the same media question comes up as in the past: "Will digital sellers, video and otherwise, participate in the annual upfront process held by networks in June?" ...More