Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Around The Net

  • YouTube's Blurring OptionYouTube

    YouTube added the ability to blur faces appearing in videos uploaded to the site to protect the anonymity of individuals in potentially dangerous situations, such as anti-government protests. The company notes that the feature, still under development, might not work properly in all cases. YouTube will offer the option under the video enhancements tool. ...Read the whole story

  • Fox Will Stream Two New Series In Advance Of PremiereThe Hollywood Reporter

    Two new Fox series, "Ben and Kate" and "The Mindy Project," will have streaming debuts two weeks ahead of their Sept. 25 debuts on many venues including Hulu, AOL, MSN, Fox.com and Xfinity.  And to boost numbers for the network's sophomore series "New Girl," Fox is offering "free encores of the Zooey Deschanel comedy's 24-episode freshman run" on Yahoo TV, writes Michael O'Connell. ...Read the whole story

  • HBO: No Netflix Deal ComingReuters

    Despite the best efforts of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, a partnership with HBO doesn’t appear to be in the cards. “Consumers who dream of watching HBO hits like ‘The Sopranos’ or ‘Game of Thrones’ by streaming to TVs using their Netflix accounts shouldn't hold their breath,” Reuters writes. Hastings made the suggestion of a possible partnership earlier this week -- soon after which HBO shot it down.   ...Read the whole story

  • Virgin Media TV Hits 1 Million Viewers The Mirror
YouTube: I Love You, I Love You Not

YouTube generated ~$800 million in 2011 through its YouTube Promoted Video program. YouTube connected the dots, and got many content providers and advertisers excited to join the YouTube boom. This is how the company did it ...More


  • Were There Only 'Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television'?

    July 21 marked the 40th anniversary of George Carlin's arrest for performing "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Carlin was charged with violating obscenity laws, but the case was dismissed that ...More

  • TV Everywhere - A Broader Definition

    "TV Everywhere" is a term that has all but entered the media lexicon. And yet, curiously, this seemingly all-encompassing label is still somewhat limited in what it encapsulates. ...More