231 results
  • American Anti-Idol
    This week is about viewer involvement in programming and the rich potential for subversion that exists. Having been weaned at the tender age of seven on the earliest episodes of ...
  • Ad-pocalypse Now
    Blah, blah, end of media as we know it. Blah, blah, end of 30-second spot, blah, blah. OK, you get the idea. We've all heard (and most of us have ...
  • David Vs. Goliath -- But Which One's Which?
    At one level, the spat between Viacom and Google's YouTube that finally went legal yesterday could be seen as the Goliath of Big TV, in the form of Viacom, calling ...
  • Usability Cometh...
    Although familiar to any of us with experience in developing content for the Web, the specter of usability testing is something that has yet to make its mark on the ...
  • 'P' Is For Pressure Groups - And The P-Chip
    Today, a little-known but well-resourced pressure group launched the P-Chip -- which, the group claims, will overcome the challenges of user adoption associated with the V-Chip and significantly flatten the ...
  • On The Record: Homo Sapiens 2.0, I Think Not
    In the halcyon days of the dot-com boom I was fond of quoting Charles Darwin, citing him as the original New Media Guru. After all, this was the fellow who, ...
  • And The Winner Is...
    Following my inquiry last week as to what you recorded on your DVRs, over seventy of you either posted your response or emailed me directly. This far outstripped my expectations ...
  • What's On Your DVR? (With Apologies to Capital One)
    Now there's an ad campaign I can recall. But today is not about ad recall in a DVR household (as interesting a subject as that is). No. Today I'm going ...
  • The Remote -- Your Very Own WMD?
    Ever tried watching TV without a remote? Recently, I mean? You should try it -- it's a fascinating experience. It happened to me without any planning on my part a ...
  • Ripple-Effect TV
    With the continuing proliferation of screens capable of running video in one form or another and as broadband penetration continues apace, we've seen the extension of TV-originated content onto those ...
  • Even On TV, UGC Can Get Ugly
    If you thought that user-generated content began with the Web, think again. While the term we give it may be new, it's been with us for many years in the ...
  • What's In A Name?
    Last week's TV Board saw a fairly lively debate about the names we give to different video-based consumer experiences (notably TV versus online streaming video) and the extent to which ...
  • The Year of Mobile Video?
    The world of technology and consumer electronics pushes us forward, demanding that we learn about yet more new platforms and capabilities--while still playing catch-up on those that we've barely taken ...
  • The First DVR Olympics?
    It seems likely that this year's Olympic Games in Beijing will be the first to be broadcast at a time when a decent number of households have grown used to ...
  • Holiday TV Past, Present And Future
    When Charles Dickens penned A Christmas Carol, he created the ultimate and original Grinch in Ebenezer Scrooge--a man so set against anything that could be construed as kind, generous or ...
  • Telco TV
    At a handful of conferences lately, it has been interesting to listen to the conviction with which an alarming number of media executives, consultants and pundits have declared that the ...
  • On the Record: The Trinity Of Change
    There are three main drivers of media change: technology, gatekeepers, and the consumer. And the greatest of these is the consumer (as it says in 1 Corinthians 13:13 - sort ...
  • Column: On The Record -- Television as a Change Agent
    The average American family hasn't time for television." So wrote the sages of The New York Times in 1939, giving us one of those great quotes which in retrospect ranks ...
  • Column: On the Record -- Music Rotates Full Circle
    Those of us decrepit enough to have grown up with vinyl records and cassette recorders should have recognized that the 2005 sales figures for the music industry represent something akin ...
  • On The Record: Music Rotates Full Circle
    Those of us decrepit enough to have grown up with vinyl records and cassette recorders should have recognized that the 2005 sales figures for the music industry represent something akin ...
  • CES '06: A Madison Avenue No-Show
    Anyone who has ever survived the obstacle course that is the Consumer Electronics Show will know that this orgy of gadgetry, gizmos and geeks is a tech-head's fantasy brought to ...