New iPad: Your Next TV Set?

New iPad: Your Next TV Set?
Apple's TV set is already here. Maybe you've heard of the iPad? The first model has a 9.7-inch diagonal screen, but think bigger. Apple introduced a new version of its Apple TV set-top box, in addition to a new iPad, at its media event Wednesday. 

Timo Argillander on the FT Digital Media 2012 conference in London
Broadband TV News
UK's ad-funded public broadcaster Channel 4 announced their plan to launch later this year a new TV channel, “4seven”. Its content will be rebroadcasts of those programmes aired during the last seven days that create the most buzz in social media.

Broadband TV News

Mobile TV: Enter the idiot box while on the move
Business Standard
Digital entertainment is slowly but surely finding its footing among young Indians. Almost 40 per cent of active Indian internet users consume TV content online, though that content is mostly limited to short highlights of shows, claims a Ernst & Young ...

'Kony 2012': Two sides to being a digital media sensation
Boston Herald
But the response to the video also confirmed that every digital media sensation also invites a large, if not equal, reaction, with the Kony production provoking hundreds of video retorts, uncounted Tumblr posts, countless journalism critiques and ...

SXSW: Using transmedia to change TV
Econsultancy (blog)
Bravo came to connected TV out of desperation. Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President of BravoDigital Media, explained "All we're doing is getting the extras but we need to have content that has impact. Content needs to be integrated.

Mobify: Google, Starbucks, Lululemon Sign Up With Vancouver-Based Mobile Media ...
Huffington Post Canada
Oh, and then there's their partnership with a little company called Google. When the search giant planned a campaign to encourage businesses to make their websites mobile-phone compatible, it recruited Mobify to help make that job easier.

Seth's Blog: Learning from four viral events
By Seth Godin
March 2012 is a big month for viral ideas that change the way people think about more than just LOLcats. Here are four that happened in the last week or two and each brings its own lessons: Marilyn Hagerty's review...
Seth's Blog 

Dutch digital TV homes surpass 6 mln
Broadband TV News
By Robert Briel The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 2.7% during the fourth quarter to 6.05 million, according to Telecompaper's quarterly Dutch television subscribers report. The total includes 3.42 million cable TV ...

How Social TV Helped Save a Fox Sports Marketing Campaign
Social TV seems to be all anybody in broadcast can talk about these days. But what is it good for? In a Q&A posted earlier today, USA Network's VP-Digital Jesse Redness offered some thoughts from a programming perspective.

International TV execs talk Turkey
Turkey's TV market is still booming -- barely ruffled by a slight dip in advertising revenue during the recession of 2008-2009 and apparently unaffected by the big chill still gripping Europe and the US Total media spending is worth approximately $3 ...


Miss Seattle's missteps on Twitter provide a lesson in Social Media 101
The Seattle Times
(March 9, 2012, by CM Russell) MORE Ah, the makings of a TV anchorwoman. Send her to start her career at KIFI in Idaho... (March 9, 2012, by 50 Yr Old Professional) MORE The people here who are annoying came from elsewhere and expected to be loved and.

The Seattle Times

Rentrak Edges Further Onto Nielsen's TV Turf
After enjoying a ratings monopoly during television's first six decades, Nielsen increasingly finds itself challenged by upstart competitors as the TV research game evolves to more accurately measure audiences spread across digital viewing devices.

Charter: If you can't beat them, embrace them
People who search for a movie on the Charter Communications Inc. website may find themselves referred to Netflix, a website that streams movies and television programs online in competition with Charter's own cable TV service.

ICASA gives reasons for refusal on TV porn
Rapid tv news
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) declined the request on 20 January after considering submissions made by stakeholders, members of the public, TopTV and its parent On Digital Media, as well as the country's constitution ...

Les Moonves: Steve Jobs Approached CBS for Apple TV Content
Hollywood Reporter
Despite his skepticism over Apple TV, Moonves was bullish on digital dealmaking. He specifically cited the benefits of CBS content deals with Netflix (which he called a "friend") and Amazon, as well as the value of pacts with Hulu and Netflix for The ...

Hollywood Reporter

Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags
Dothan, Alabama (CNN) -- Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time. The Republican presidential candidate doesn't have as ...

Small businesses use fast-growing Pinterest to boost sales
But recently, Christensen found a social media site that not only suits his nature, but also boosts his revenue. He credits the fast-growing site Pinterest for amplifying hisonline sales to 50% of his current business. On the site, he can let his art ...


Leader in New Media, Citizen-Based Journalism to Lecture at W&L
Washington and Lee University News Office (blog)
Dan Gillmor, the founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication, will give the keynote address for the 53rd Media Ethics Institute at Washington and Lee ...

SXSWi Panel Recap: Top Chef: How Transmedia is Changing TV: Bravo gadfly Andy ...
Austin Chronicle (blog)
Cohen's guests on the meta-meta-meta panel included Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio; Aimee Viles, Bravo's VP of Emerging Media; Lisa Hsia, Executive Vice President of Digital Media; and Dave Serwatka, Vice President of Current and Cross Platform ...

Zimbabweans To Pay More for Satellite TV
MultiChoice Zimbabwe the purveyors of digital satellite television in Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa announced this week that monthly charges will go up by $3 across all the bouquets on offer. “MultiChoice advises that from April 2012 the price of ...

An Idiot's Guide to… The Digital Switchover
You'll only be able to watch your favourite TV shows if you have either a television with a built-indigital receiver, a satellite or cable service such as Sky or Virgin Media, or trusty old Freeview. I'm scared. I might miss MasterChef. What do I do?

Samsung's New Optical SmartHub is Like Apple TV on Steroids
Acting something like an Apple TV (from Apple, Inc. (AAPL)), the device is capable of streaming video and audio content over the air to your iPad or iPhone (yes, Samsung supports the iPhone). But the Samsung device is much broader in its support, ...


Miss Seattle Twitter
The Seattle Times
(March 9, 2012, by CM Russell) MORE *Her dream is to be a TV news anchor. "I love to be in front of cameras," she... (March 10, 2012, by dianneselwyn) MORE Ah, the makings of a TV anchorwoman. Send her to start her career at KIFI in Idaho.
The Seattle Times

Roku plans expansion for small box with big ambitions
Roku, an American startup with a tiny media player that competes with the Apple TVand a number of similar streaming media devices, has launched quietly in the United Kingdom and Ireland. To drive expansion it is now planning to expand into France and...


Digital storytelling on the grid
The Hindu
The explosion of social media and the Web led us to believe in a world where people could converse, tell their stories, grow into communities and, in some sense, use this inter-connectedness to achieve greater democratisation of the Web.

The Hindu

Watching racing movie come together has been a true Rush
It wasn't easy in those pre-Internet days, not least because the sport had been chased off British TV screens thanks in part to cigarette and condom sponsorship. You had to rely on radio and newspapers, and then the magazines that came out later in the ...

Russia's election, Kony2012 and online voyeur justice
These videos, while entertaining, were Russian politics as reality TV: a selective spectacle more revealing in what it did not reveal than in what it actually showed. While a few violations were exposed - the Dagestan ballots were eventually tossed ...

Impressions Media acquired by Versa Capital
Go Lackawanna
WILKES-BARRE – Impressions Media announced March 5 that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites, and digital media businesses that serve ...

Go Lackawanna

More children need glasses from hours glued to TV
Courier Mail
The Capalaba mother-of-two is determined her children will not stare at the TV all day. "I would rather they use their imagination instead of becoming fixated on these devices," Ms Mazzuchelli said. "It's becoming a really strange society with people ...

5 Things To Watch For At SXSW
WBAL Baltimore
The early favorite in this space appears to be Highlight, which will detect other Highlight users near you and show you what you have in common, such as favorite movies, TV shows, bands or mutual friends. (Hey, you like "Dexter" and Bon Iver -- me too!

Samsung and LG to develop TVs thinner than the iPad
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, the world's two biggest TV makers, want to widen their lead over Japanese rivals by using new display technology in 55-inch sets thinner than Apple's iPad. The South Korean companies are developing Organic ...

After the Defeat of SOPA and PIPA - What Was Behind the Internet Censorship ...
Socialist Alternative
Had they passed, SOPA and PIPA would have given the US government new powers to censor theinternet under the pretext of fighting digital piracy. If a website had been suspected of engaging indigital piracy, the laws would have granted the government ...

Google, Facebook and consumers must work together regarding privacy concerns
Tuscaloosa News
And, according to David Mothersbaugh, a University of Alabama marketing professor, these are very uncertain times for online advertisers. As people become better educated about the way theInternet works, they worry about online entities using their ...

Media, entertainment industry grew 12 percent in 2011 to Rs.729 bn
Economic Times
Strong growth in tier 2 cities, the continued march of regional media and the rapidly expanding newmedia business helped the media and entertainment industry log a 12 percent increase in revenues to Rs.729 billion in a troublesome 2011, according to a ...

'If it doesn't spread, it's dead': Top Chef team shares the transmedia success ...
CultureMap Austin
By Michael Graupmann A week after Austin's own Paul Qui was announced the winner of this season's Top Chef: Texas, some of Bravo TV's head executives returned to our city to discuss the unqualified success of the show. Unsurprisingly, half of the ...

CultureMap Austin

Media, entertainment industry to touch Rs 1457 billion by 2016, says FICCI ...
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: The market size of Indian media and entertainment (M&E) industry is expected to touch Rs 1457 billion by 2016 due to the increasing penetration in smaller cities and continued growth of regional media, a report said. A FICCI-KPMG report said ...

Is political comedy inherently leftist?
Right-wing comedy is a rarity on the Internet. And Republicans are typically easier to make fun of than Democrats. But comedians shouldn't take a political stance when trying to be funny. That was the consensus of a panel of admittedly left-leaning ...

Online Digital Media Production Higher Education Options ...
By Richard
Online Digital Media Production Higher Education Options. Posted by Richard on March 11, 2012 . Leave a comment. Recognized academic institutions are available to provide students with the higher education they need to train for their ...

Timo Argillander on the FT Digital Media 2012 conference in London
By Timo Argillander
Timo Argillander on the FT Digital Media 2012 conference in London. By Timo Argillander March 11, 2012 08.03 Europe/London. “Connected TVs”, that is TV sets with Internet connectivity, have become mainstream. To further make TV ...
Broadband TV News

SxDispatch: Top Chef and the Future of TV | Digital Lab Blog
By Craig Heimbuch
Today on one SXSWi panel, executives from Bravo Television came together to discuss how they used emerging and social media to influence broadcast of the network's most popular show, Top Chef. ... Panelists: Dave Serwatka, VP of Current and Cross Platform Productions; Tom Colicchio, Head Chef and Chief Judge of “Top Chef”; Andy Cohen, EVP Development and Talent; Lisa Hsia, EVP of Digital Media; Amy Viles, VP of Emerging Media. « SouthXProxy Interview: Greg ...
Digital Lab

FMST 84: TV and New Media | Graphic Engine
By Bob Rehak
Television as Digital Media. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. [TVDM]; Kackman, Michael et al (eds). Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence. New York: Routledge, 2011. [FTV]; Newman, Michael Z. and Elana Levine.
Graphic Engine

Future of TV at ISSCC 2012 : Media & Entertainment Technology
TV is an interesting platform as it over the wireless & RF space for broadcast, wireline communication and data for HDMI and other cable interfaces, imaging for video capture and replay, and digital logi/processors/codecs & memory for the ...
Media & Entertainment Technology

Gingrich pins hopes on hashtags | The Hand
By The Hand
Subscribe. Dothan, Alabama (CNN) — Newt Gingrich may occasionally refer to a Twitter hash tag as a hash mark but he is relying on the Internet to reach out to voters, one tweet and Facebook friend at a time. ... In late January they hired digital media consultant Vincent Harris to help the burgeoning campaign after Gingrich won the South Carolina primary. ... Gingrich incites chuckles from the younger members of audiences when he tries to explain his campaign's social media efforts.
The Hand

Andy Cohen…You Are My SXSWi Hero « Curiosity | GSD&M Blog
By Jenny Davidson
Lisa Hsia: Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Bravo. - Aimee Viles: VP. Emerging Media, Bravo. For those that did not watch Top Chef Texas, this was the first time they integrated social media and an online component onto the TV show.
Curiosity | GSD&M Blog

Philipp Budka on indigenous cyber activism :: Unlike Us ...
By ryanneturenhout
On the last panel of the last day of UnlikeUS, focusing on Social Media Activism and the Critique of Liberation Technology, Philipp Budka covered Indigenous cyber activism: the case of K-Net and in northwestern Ontario, Canada. In this talk he made the case for media ... We have to acknowledge that within the media ecology and media economy, activism or the use of social anddigital media does not mean the same to everybody. Indigenous cyber activism, outreach and ...
Unlike Us: Understanding Social...

Zimbabweans to pay more for satellite TV
By Andy Sennitt
Zimbabweans to pay more for satellite TV. March 11th, 2012 - 11:53 UTC. by Andy Sennitt. Zimbabwean satellite television viewers are set to pay more for quality viewing. MultiChoice Zimbabwe, the purveyors of digital satellite television in ...
Media Network

Online Summer Course in Digital Media Trends
Registration is open for my online summer course in digital media trends at Queen's University. We have 300 virtual seats available for part-time professionals ...

Sky's Internet TV Service Could Offer Pay-As-You-Go Shows ...
Finance: BSkyB's upcoming over-the-top internet TV service could create a ... far we get,” finance chief Andrew Griffith said at the FT Digital Media Conference in ...

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