Free-to-air mobile TV is common just about everywhere except the United States and Europe…
In South Korea, free-to-air mobile TV is a five-year-old fact of life. According to the country’s broadcasters, 27 million people — 56 percent of the population — watch regularly.
I didn’t create a web series in hopes of getting an award, a TV deal or for a web site with money to discover my show. When it comes to web series, I’m familiar with the excitement of “What if?” and the disappointment of “Here’s why not.” The first time I worked on one was in 1999.
today announced the closing of its third round of institutional capital, which effectively more than doubles the amount of money the company has secured to date. The Series C round was led by Canaan Partners
The company says it will use its new funding to accelerate the growth of the independent Web shows that the network hosts and distributes, expand its content services team, grow its international advertising sales force and develop new products for both viewers and producer
“ innovation is just accelerating to the point where there the distinction between online and offline video will no longer exist. All there will be is video.”
”In 1988, there were 26 channels available in the US. In 1998 there were 52. In 2008 there were 110. The number of channels is exploding and sure to reach well into the thousands. But the true tectonic shift is not the number of channels; it’s who’s programming them. Five years from now there will be one channel that really matters and that is the “Channel of You.”
Online video monetization is in its infancy. But as more ad formats and sophisticated transactional models roll out, the content creator will see the rewards for their work grow and these rewards will be delivered to these content creators and distributors unfiltered.
“Here’s an A player. They are always stretching goals that you set and they hate to lose. They take personal responsibility for everything. They push the people around them to set higher bars, to compete, to put in the necessary time. Startups are not for the faint of heart and they are definitely not for the clock-watching employee. The A-players thrive on startup energy, they love how fast things can get done, they hate bureaucracy, they expect excellence, and they want to make a real difference. Ultimately, they care.”—Where in the world are the “A” players? (via hiten) (via viiv) (via mikehudack) (via evangotlib)
With every passing generation, the boundaries of our privacy have been tested. It used to be that you didn’t speak about family matters with strangers, talked about your health to your co-workers, you never discussed money with friends, or dared to gossip about infidelity or some other taboo.
Even newspapers and other media would be ‘considerate’ in reporting on the scandals of politicians and other people of prominence to protect reputation. Not so anymore. Media in this day and age wants to find out every dirty little secret they can get their hands on to violate the private lives of professional actors, musicians, athletes and politicians.. And the general population feeds on this. But this was a natural evolution.
As the media-universe continues to fragment, the information that sustains it will naturally get more granular. It is part of the evolution of media. And even if you are able to stop Facebook from violating your privacy now, the seal has been broken… and another publisher will find a way to violate your privacy down the road. And you won’t be able to stop it.
I don’t know if this is a solution, but if you don’t want pieces of your life made public, then avoid using the internet services that threaten your privacy. But what’s more likely to happen is that you’ll ultimately just end up lowering your privacy threshold, and you won’t put up as big a fight.
If you overcame the notion of giving out your debit card information over the phone, or over the internet, you’ll likely get over having your picture, friends, and birthday made public. That is…. of course… if you live life like a decent human being and don’t take pictures of yourself being an idiot while skipping work.
The reason this year’s upfront will be different from those of the past has everything to do with the ascent of online video. Two developments in online video that have made this possible are structure and scale.
Optimedia’s “Content Power Ratings” combine viewing data from TV, online and mobile devices to measure audience engagement with specific TV shows. While Optimedia has compiled its rankings for two years previous to this one, this year’s compilation is the first to include social-media data from Nielsen BuzzMetrics and Facebook fan pages to better track a particular show’s “engagement.”
“The reason I took this job was for the chance to change this community. I’m worried about [its] sustainability, because the deals being made around scripted content right now are not the healthiest for the industry as a whole. So we want to be for web series creators what Sundance and IFC were for filmmakers in the 80s and 90s.”—
Steve Woolf, blip.tv’s new West Coast Director of Content Development
The word “excited” doesn’t do justice to our mood here at blip. We’re opening up in Los Angeles! The fantastic Steve Woolf will be heading up our LA office as our West Coast Director of Content Development. We’re signing an office lease today. This is a really big moment for us.
Welcome to the team @stevewoolf! I’m beyond excited!
Revision3’s CEO Jim Louderback talks about the future of cable.
“Why should I pay $75 or more for 500 live channels when I only watch around 15 regularly? That works out to around $5 a channel, a month, by the way, a princely sum that only ESPN, HBO and Showtime meet or exceed from cable ops – and ultimately customers. But I pay for those 500 channels via affiliate fees, meaning I support ESPN, Comedy, Disney and Nickelodeon – which I’m happy to pay for – along with Hallmark, FoxNews, Animal Planet, and 482 others I couldn’t care less about.”