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Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Couple Links Jan 31, 2011

It’s a busy day today, without much time for posting.  Still, I thought I’d throw up a couple links to interesting goings on in the worlds of television news and digital TV distribution: Amazon Streaming: A Ploy to Get You … Continue reading

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Anchors and Muppets: Dan Rather Jan 31, 2011

Another anchor—Dan Rather—with a muppet.

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Variety on NBC News Under Comcast Jan 30, 2011

I just wanted to take a moment to point out an interesting piece in Variety on the future of NBC News, post-Comcast acquisition.  There are some interesting observations there.  Lots of positives are listed for the news division and MSNBC, … Continue reading

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What is the Internet, Anyway? Jan 30, 2011

Via Mediaite, the cast of the Today Show attempt to describe the Internet, ca. 1994. It’s fun to note that, if you fast-forward to 2011, Katie Couric and Today are two of the strongest online brands in network news. Update … Continue reading

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Anchors and Muppets: Peter Jennings Jan 30, 2011

Another anchor with a muppet—Peter Jennings [Image Credit: Peter Jennings With Muppet]

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NBC's Julie DeTraglia on Social Media Jan 29, 2011

NBC’s VP of Strategic Digital Research Julie DeTraglia on the network’s approach to social media. [Video Credit: Steve Garfield; H/T Steve Safran of Lost Remote]

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How Can You Possibly Let Yourself… Jan 29, 2011

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"While we stubbornly believe in this brave new world of media convergence—bumps and all—we are also steadfast in our belief that the best way to achieve our ambitious, never-ending mission of making media easier for users is to work hand in hand with content owners. Without their content, none of what Hulu does would be possible, including providing you content via Hulu.com and our many distribution partner websites." Jan 29, 2011

—Jason Kilar, “Doing Hard Things” The above quote comes not in the wake of yesterday’s WSJ article and the flurry of attention Hulu received when people began to realize what a complicated spot the company is in. It comes from … Continue reading

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Anchors and Muppets: Katie Couric Jan 29, 2011

Another anchor with muppets—Katie Couric. [Image Credits: Katie Couric With Muppets; Katie Couric With Muppets Redux]

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"[T]he failure to capture cable has led to an unexpected success: Al Jazeera has become a significant Internet TV news source, and the network’s live reporting from Egypt proves yet again that online, it’s far ahead of its U.S. competition." Jan 28, 2011

—Janko Roettgers, “Why Al Jazeera Owns Internet TV’s Egypt Coverage” Yet another really fascinating piece from NewTeeVee.  Whether or not you agree that Al Jazeera’s online efforts are “ahead of its U.S. competition” in all respects, Roettgers gives some terrific background … Continue reading

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