Roku Introduces Two New Devices →
Roku, the alternative set-top box provider in the video market and is now expanding its line of players today from one to three. Once the new lines are introduced, Roku plans to focus on its upcoming channel store, through which it will offer a new range of content from smaller niche Web providers like blip.tv, TWiT.tv, Revision3 to mainstream content providers including Major League Baseball.
Online Commercials: New Life for an Old Model? →
Before the DVR came along, TV advertising wielded enormous influence on viewers’ buying habits. Marketers have been fleeing to the Internet, but its size and amorphous nature make it difficult to capture a significant segment of mainstream consumers. Enter Hulu, Joost, et al. Online services that let viewers watch programming on their own terms are growing in popularity, and advertisers want...
Apple's Tablet is a Hi Definition Kindle
soupsoup: While I am sure it will do a lot more than perform as a wireless reader, the purpose, I think, is for Apple to respond to the Amazon Kindle. The device is starting to sound like it will have a form factor comparable to the Kindle. They are focusing their content efforts on working directly with content creators. Apple wants to do for books, magazines, and newspapers what they did for...
tanya77: The Tumblr Film Fest submissions are off the fucking hook. This level of film making should be on the Internet.
Television is moving toward the Web and the Web is moving toward television....– Eric Mortenson, blip.tv
blip.tv's Eric Mortensen on the value of a Web...
ericmortensen: dinakaplan: Eric: “We can bring something really unique to the table in that advertisers are starting to understand the benefit of advertising to an audience, rather than advertising on a show. They can define a niche audience and speak directly to them. And, as much as they’re starting to understand that, they’re still really attached to the notion of TV ad buying, which is you...
And so he knocked off Rivera’s cap in their mad pas de deux, nearly disappeared...– ‘A-Rod proves he belongs in pinstripes’ By Gordon Edes, Yahoo! Sports (10/26/2009)
Space Ghost is a show creator who spends his budget to bail himself out of jail…
Exclusive Sneak Preview: Check Into FEARnet's Fear... →
Why exactly is this on TVGuide.com?
Film News Briefs' Coverage of Digital Hollywood.... →
alanfm78: (via a12thway2reachme)
Research and Markets: New Edition: Internet Video... →
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Internet Video Comes to TV Sets: Set-Top Boxes or Embedded in the TV? 4th Edition” report to their offering. (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c36881/internet_video_com) The “Internet Video Is Coming to TV Sets Version 4” report is about ”over-the-top” video delivery that threatens to disrupt the...
Web show gains TV audience →
“Sanctuary” had its origins as an Internet show. The original conception of “Sanctuary” was to merge an internet program with gaming and social networking. “Lofty goals to be sure, and a great idea,” Tapping said. “But unfortunately I think we were quite a few years ahead of our time. And in terms of figuring out how to monetize it on the Web, that’s the biggest issue that...
New Web Series, "The Scare Game" →
“The Scare Game,” written and directed by Phillip Hughes, is a new Web series in the same vein as popular series like “The Guild” and “The Legend of Neil.” Each episode of “The Scare Game” runs about eight minutes. The first of 13 scheduled episodes was released Oct. 15. Viewers can watch edited versions of the videos on YouTube.com, or they can watch unedited versions on the group’s Web site,...
Intriguing bisexual webisodes of 'Rose By Any... →
Director Kyle Schickner of FenceSitter FIlmshas launched a web series of “Rose By Any Other Name” on YouTube this week, and a new short episode will appear every Sunday. It’s described as: “The story of a lesbian who falls in love with a man and has to deal with coming out all over again.”
Lifetime Preps New Web Series →
Lifetime Digital has lined up three new web video series for premiere on myLifetime.com, including shows based on Lifetime Network’s comedies Sherri and Rita Rocks. The new original webisodes part of the female-targeted media company’s efforts to ramp up its online activities. A record 11.34 million videos—both original content and full episode streams—were streamed on myLifetime.com...
Showtime Offers Animated ‘Dexter’ Webisodes →
Showtime Oct. 25 will launch a 12-part series of animated webisodes based on its hit show “Dexter,”
CEO Speak Fail →
“The way people love the BlackBerry, e-mail is the way they will love doing a lot more with it,” Mr. Balsillie [RIM’s co-chief executive] said.
James Gunn’s HUMANZEE! hits the internet today. It’s a new comedy series and it is brilliant and demented.. and not safe for work.
I’m so looking forward to this show…
Graft Lab’s Vertical Village in Dubai Has Spider... →
‘Easy to Assemble’ Season 2 Premieres with... →
All ten episodes of the new season were screened to the 500 or so attendees, including two episodes of the faux-vintage spin-off series Sparhüsen which stars Keanu Reeves as the famed Swedish rock producer Vorste Fierron. Word is that Reeves is on board for more episodes of Sparhüsen and production is set to begin on those next month.
lizlet: ericmortensen: evangotlib: bliptv: NewTeeVee’s resident critic Liz Shannon Miller gives Nostalgia Critic four stars! “In the hands of someone else, this premise would make for one of the most mean-spirited series of all time. But as written and performed by Doug Walker, it’s a fond yet fair look at 80s and 90s media, both the good (the classic Disney animated seriesGargoyles) and...
Revision3 launches a sitcom: Web Zeroes →
BBC plans Casualty webisode →
Casualty is a medical drama that runs on BBC. They are planning on using webisodes as interludes between broadcast episodes. I like this. Giving television viewers more opportunities to watch quality programming on the web is good for the web video industry.
schlomo: Ronen is one talented person. Really enjoyed his edit of this. themadeshop: Sparks. Video of Joe printing the poster I did for his short film ‘Sparks’ which premiered at Sundance this year. Edited by Ronen V. smart video… way to go Joe!
Remember how fun making a web show was? ;)
Facebook Is the Most Valuable Source of Traffic... →
There are so many social networking sites, this study shows which ones are responsible for driving the most ‘sticky’ traffic. I say if you are an independent show creator, you should be using every available social networking service to propagate views of your content anyway.. but this is interesting nonetheless.
Re: The Web Series Is A Blooming Sunshine Flower...
spytap: Below is Yuri’s rather amusing response to my blog post from last night. Yuri, you’re right: we agree more than we disagree. Also, I had not read your follow-up/clarification post cited below, so there’s that. However since mutual respect and agreement is rarely entertaining to the circling masses, in the spirit of the great blogfights of yore I hereby challenge you to a duel at sunset...
Web TV could come with a price tag after... →
“Cable operators have downplayed investor fears that customers will drop cable for free TV on the Web. But privately they’ve warned TV networks they may stop paying affiliate fees if free TV shows keep cropping up on the Web.”
I imagine large modern day ad firms talk about Hulu and Youtube in the office...– @vlkun In terms of wondering how to get consumers’ attention and engagement — yes. In terms of the percentage of budget spent — no. (via himmelsblog) This will change. Is changing. (via mikehudack) Mike beat me to it. I was going to add “Not yet, but soon.” (via evangotlib)
Re: "saving the web series."
evangotlib: spytap: I ignored “Let’s Save The Web Series” when it was first written as I disagreed to such a large degree that I was worried about contributing anything constructive to the conversation. The past month has given me time to better consider what I wanted to say. In light of the resurgence of the conversation (at least across my little slice of the internet) and while I could...