Friday, April 27, 2012

Around The Net

  • Yes, Broadband And TV Are LinkedGigaom

    "For those who even doubt that the future of TV involves broadband," Stacey Higginbotham presents a chart showing how "real-time entertainment (primarily video) [Web] traffic is almost 65 percent of U.S. network traffic." Her conclusion? "We can’t put this genie back in the bottle." Still, all this video streaming creates new issues, with ISPs implementing usage caps. "Which then leads back to one of the questions that wasn’t asked yesterday at the Senate hearing on the future of TV," she writes. "Are caps a worrisome protectionist tool to keep subscribers locked to both broadband and pay TV subscriptions? And if ... ...Read the whole story

  • Will Dogs Watch TV?New York Times

    Can dogs actually benefit from watching TV, as the creators of 24-hour cable channel Dog TV claim? Douglas Quenqua gets a variety of responses from experts, ranging from a qualified yes to “I think a lot of this is to make us feel better as opposed to making the pet happier." Still, if you want to try the network -- available now in San Diego but probably coming to cable systems nationwide by the end of the year, if Dog TV salespeople are up to snuff -- remember this important point: "Place the high-definition TV at the pet’s eye level." ...Read the whole story

VideoDaily Roundup: Digital Video Still A Drop In TV's Bucket

Today's VideoDaily Roundup starts with a skeptical take on video's Digital Content NewFronts. Next, reports claim that a major investor is preparing to offload its Hulu stake for $200 million. Next up are several reasons why ...More