If the fans of "Jericho" can bring it back from the dead, why won't fans of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" convince NBC to bring it back for another season?
February 17, 2009. There are two interesting things about that date. One is that it is the day that analog television will finally give up its ghost. Two is that, in the six months that we've been hosting this board, there has not been a single reference to the timing of this important milestone.
As I write this I'm sitting in a London hotel with the TV tuned to a BBC News program. Aside from the fact that -- as a Brit -- it's nice to be back and soak up the BBC approach to disseminating information, it's interesting to note that only today the Beeb announced that it is going to expand its news output in the U.S.
I'm a little confused about the Federal Communications Commission's vigilant pursuit of its a la carte cable initiative. Is it simply a pricing issue -- too high a cost for the number of channels that are actually viewed within a household -- or is it another bureaucratic stab at curbing free speech?
So, Yahoo has just partnered with "Access Hollywood" to create a new celebrity news destination at omg.yahoo.com. Driven by the U.S. consumer's insatiable appetite for celebrity and entertainment news, this is the vertical du jour for original online programming.
This week, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the Federal Communications Commission decision that Fox was guilty of indecency for the utterance of two expletives in live programming....
Is it time for an honest look at what's ailing TV? Until we address the real problem with ads, not only will TV fail to deliver ads more effectively, but the industry will continue to lose relevance. We all need to recognize and address the truth about ad intrusiveness, while also better understanding the public's indignant attitude about ad-skipping.
There are many mantras that we allow ourselves to chant and believe as we make our way through life -- some of them useful, some of them less so and some of them downright delusional. Perhaps in the latter category: the statement that "People like advertising."
Every month or so, since Fall, consumers seem to be introduced to another device that will provide a bridge between their household broadband pipe and their TV sets to allow the free flow of programming between the two. Sure, I know this is the fallout of the user generation content effluvium, but are consumers ready for it? Or should I say, consumers beyond their teens and early 20s?
At what point will service providers stand up and take responsibility for the quality of their service? Moreover, when will content providers have the leverage they need to force service providers to get it together? Perhaps we ought to be writing more letters like the one following....