Report: The CW to Cut the Cable Cord?

Report: The CW to Cut the Cable Cord? | the TV addict: "The CW will announce plans at a press conference tomorrow to take the “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em approach” by being the first of the major Networks to go internet only. Starting Fall 2012, the only way you’ll be able to experience your favorite vampires, gossip girls and/or supernatural saviors is via an internet enabled web browser, iOs/Android device or Xbox 360/PS3 gaming console."

Defining The Television Experience In A Single Word
Editor's note: Jeremy Toeman is a founder of Dijit Media, a startup whose vision is to create the ultimate “hyperpersonalised social TV guide.” mobile experience. Jeremy has over 11 years experience in the convergence of digital media, ...


Digital Media: How to Make Your Content Pop
Destination CRM
Part of the reason is more people are watching online videos. Online video has reached a critical mass among Internet users in the United States, according to eMarketer. The research firm predicts 169 million people, or 71 percent of US Internet ...

Bullies go online
South Bend Tribune
That all changed seemingly overnight, though, with the rise in use of cell phones and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Reports of such bullying — coined cyberbullying — have skyrocketed nationwide, officials say.

See, no evil in outwitting the TV networks
Sydney Morning Herald
Then you'll know how frustrating it is to wait for the next episode to be aired in Australia at the discretion of the TV networks. Meanwhile, in the US, fans can use an internet service called Netflix, which for about $US10 ($9.60) a month provides...

Sydney Morning Herald

Keith Olbermann out at 'Current TV': Moral beacon Eliot Spitzer to replace
Washington Times
Photo: AP WASHINGTON, March 31, 2012 – This just in: Left-wing hatemeister Keith Olbermann was officially ejected from his Current TV anchor seat yesterday. The news during and after close-of-business on Friday afternoon. That tactic seemed eerily ...

Washington Times

Nielsen plans new TV-audience measurement survey
The Nation
To open a new chapter in the advertising and broadcasting industry, Nielsen (Thailand) is launching a television audience measurement survey for cable and satellite TV. "The new television audience measurement, to be kicked off today, will be added ...

Kevin Smith blasts MPAA ratings in online-porn era
In fact, the man who may be known to many as Silent Bob (from "Clerks") may these days be better termed an Internet mogul, or at least someone who has built a popular podcasting empire. But now he's also wearing the hat of an author, ...

A Fistful of Smart Media Dollars
This is a follow-up to his columns “Fear And Loathing In Online Video” and “One Screen To Rule Them All“. Follow him on Twitter @jbfulcher. The rise of smart, multi-screen streaming media is fundamentally changing the TV experience.


30 US-Trends that will shape European web & digital media ...
By Marc Ziegler
Yes, there are hundreds of successful European, truly innovative startups out there, but the global web & digital media business is clearly dominated by players from the USA. Market dynamics and all major trends are constantly determined by ...
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What earnings reports have revealed about ads
19: Google Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings report shows that the Internet search leader fetched less money per click on its ubiquitous online ads. That came as an unsettling surprise because investors had assumed a surge in online holiday shopping in ...

Connected Home World Summit Re-Branded for 2012 to Digital Home World Summit
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
The programme will showcase a number of new features this year including the brand new Pre-Conference Workshop hosted by Informa Telecoms & Media top analysts and focusing on Next Generation Pay-TV Services. Held on the 18 June, the workshop will cover ...

Innovative Artists: Lean, keen and scrappy: Innovative Artists at 25
Chicago Tribune
With clients bridging the worlds of film, TV and legit, Innovative's departments are more synergistic than territorial. Even more iconoclastic, it spends little effort trying to package TVshows, saying the process is rarely in the best interest of ...

Sports TV rights cover financial bases
By Michael Ventre Thanks to money teams expect to see from TV rights, the Dodgers sold for $2 billion last week, and the Angels signed top slugger Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $240 million contract. When the baseball season begins this week in Southern ...


Social media shifts power balance in favor of consumers
Salt Lake Tribune
How has customer service changed in the era of social media and online connectivity? How a company should provide service in our technologically altered world isn'ta fundamentally different proposition than it was five years ago, but it's faster.

10 tech commandments for the TV industry
The Next Web (blog)
Thou shalt not treat digital as an afterthought Using an online presence for a TVshow as a marketing tool is fair enough, but it's far more interesting to tightly integrate the two. Just look at how Fox News used tweets from viewers to visually chart ...

The Next Web (blog)

Mip buyers want to keep it real: MIP 2012
Chicago Tribune
The slow global economy -- particularly in Europe -- is continuing to dictate TV buys across the world, report international television distributors as the industry gets ready to head to Cannes for this year's Mip. "What's really working right now is ...

Japanese TV bent on solving online riddle: MIP 2012
Chicago Tribune
Japanese broadcasters, including the five commercial networks and pubcaster NHK, have long had an Internet presence, though monetizing online content is a mystery they have yet to solve. But as young viewers continue to turn away from conventional TV ...

Dramatic twist: police to raid suspected pay TV pirates
Sydney Morning Herald
RAIDS against piracy companies illegally distributing pay TV content are just ''weeks away'' in Sydney, a piracy investigator says. Michael Speck, a manager at anti-piracy company BrilliantDigital Entertainment, which has worked for several global pay ...

Social media clicks and business really likes it
The Age
Under a special deal with the online company he gets a 25 per cent discount in exchange for posting at least six ''genuine and helpful'' comments a month about the brand on social media sites. Evans, 36, a salesman for a construction supplies company, ...

The Age

Police plan raids to smash pay TV piracy racket
The Age
Michael Speck, a manager at the anti-piracy company Brilliant Digital Entertainment, which has worked for several global pay TV firms, said the police raids were planned in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Mr Speck has been closely involved with ...

Web's cusp runneth over: Innovative Artists at 25
Chicago Tribune
As head of Innovative Artists' Digital Media division, Tochterman focuses on packaging premium content on digital (and other) platforms. And while he says the space is hardly at the beginning of its growth curve, it has a long way to go.

Rusty Solomon Provides Social Media Mentoring
Albany Times Union
Rusty Solomon has announced that he will provide mentoring services for companies interested in a crash course on social media's role in business development. Digital media marketing has always been at the core of Rusty Solomon's expertise.

Social media can topple despots, but can it make peace?
Bakersfield Californian
Social media sowed the seeds of the Arab Spring. It brought worldwide notoriety to a little-known African warlord. Could it also stop a war between Israel and Iran? The latest news spiraling out of the digital world is a poster on Facebook created by ...

WatchMojo Marks First Full-Year of Profitability in 2011
Seattle Post Intelligencer
With Internet users increasingly watching online video and marketers shifting ad dollars away from display to video, WatchMojo grew considerably in 2011. After finishing 2010 with 245 million all-time views, it added 466 million total video views ...

News to AFR: put up or shut up
The Australian
NEWS Limited chief executive Kim Williams has told The Australian Financial Review to "put up or shut up", as pressure mounts on the newspaper to retract its pay-TV piracy allegations or pass evidence to the Australian Federal Police.

What social media are doing to society
Victoria Times Colonist
By Vito Pilieci, Postmedia News March 31, 2012 From BlackBerry thumb to Facebook Depression, the effects of our growing passion for and dependence on social media are coming under the microscopes of researchers in medical and psychological fields.

Consumer Reports: High tech features make TV buying fun
Online Athens
You're in for some fun if you haven't shopped for a TV in a few years. Streaming Internet videos and 3D are adding excitement to TV viewing, say the editors of Consumer Reports. Wi-Fi and full Web browsers make it easy to expand your online horizons.

Do schools have the right to expel students for tweets?
ZDNet (blog)
By Charlie Osborne | April 1, 2012, 8:30am PDT Social media. There are several new cases every week which are reported by the media of people convicted due to behavior on social networking sites, employers are criticized for wanting the right to snoop ...

How a Tweet Can Beat a PAC: Social Media Gives Voters Muscle in Politics
Daily Beast
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools are giving the electorate a competitive voice this election cycle, says Mark McKinnon. Six words transmitted wirelessly late in the evening of Nov. 7, 2000, foretold an event that forever changed American ...

Daily Beast

Big Firms Struggle To Rein In Their Social Media Houses
Worcester Business Journal
If you think Fortune 500 companies have a better idea of what to do with social media, you're wrong. It turns out that added resources don't necessarily equate to a more strategic approach to the latest craze in online marketing.

SublimeVideo, Grab Magic and more take the TV innovation prizes at MIPCube
The Next Web
As TV evolves into far more of an online medium, startups with fresh perspectives and ideas are going to be in high demand. MIPCube Lab showcased 10 shortlisted contenders, who pitched to a panel of experts over two days. The winner?

The Next Web Announces the Beta Launch of an Innovative Online Marketing Platform (press release)
Philadelphia, PA, April 01, 2012 --(, a recent startup company, allows any social media users to monetize their online digital asset, like their walls on Facebook or Goolge +, their tweets in Twitter, their social bookmarks in ...

DTC: Beyond the Blockbuster
Medical Marketing and Media
The media world is transforming at a blistering pace, with much of the action shifting from TV to Web to mobile and social just in the past few years, and ad spend (along with prices) catching up but still well behind the times. At the same time, ...

Medical Marketing and Media

Well-defined goals help ensure social media success
What works best about these strategies, according to local social media researcher Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, is not the site chosen but the fact that both companies began by identifying their goals first and only then selected the best social media tool ...

NDS allegations were refuted long ago
The Australian
When I joined NDS in 1995, satellite pay-TV piracy was rampant. It threatened the basic premise of a nascent new-media distribution system that had the potential to challenge both the limited free-to-air channels and cable monopolies.

Fairfax execs split on paywall
The Australian
FAIRFAX Media's paid digital media strategy is in disarray, with internal division on when the company should begin to charge users for access to stories on its iPad application, launched 10 months ago. Fairfax had pledged to start charging for digital ...

Hindi GECs lose eyeballs
Times of India
At 42 million digital households, the growth registered is 63%. Viewership of Hindi GECs saw a 6.5% dip in 2011. One of the major reasons why viewership in GECs have shrunk in 2011 is also because of fragmented TV viewing patterns and divided ...

Khanna: Value content or wait tables
After receiving MipCube's inaugural Media Architect of the Future award on the event's final day yesterday, president of TV and digital at the US studio Khanna said monetising content would remain a vital cog in the health of the media production chain ...

Olbermann faces tough job market
And yet every national news operation may be asking itself right now whether he's worth taking a chance on in the wake of his dismissal Friday from Current TV. The particulars on the deterioration of their partnership are still emerging, ...


Camping in Googleland: Social animals discover new tools
Business Standard
With 10 million Indians now on Google+, the newest social media platform, users are now seeking ways how best to use it. Archana Doshi is one such. Google, in its TV advertisement, chose to feature her story of running a successful recipe blog, ...
Liveblog: Amazon's Anthony Bay talks TV partnerships | MIPBlog
By Stuart Dredge
It's a long time since Amazon was a company focused on books. Its digital media store and services are an increasingly important part of its business. Vice president Anthony Bay gave the final Media Mastermind keynote speech of the day at ...

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Throw away those lottery tickets and get caught up on all of our new digital media resources. ...20 TV Shows With the Most Social Media Buzz This Week [CHART] Which TV shows ... 4 Tips For Authentic Online Engagement When you think ...
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A Fistful of Smart Media Dollars | Nebraska Digital
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The rise of smart, multi-screen streaming media is fundamentally changing the TV experience. This year, for the first time ever, Americans will watch more movies over the Internet than on physical media like DVD and Blu-ray. Ooyala's ... People are not only watching more movies andTV shows online, they are paying for access to premium video content. Recent ... As social media continues to evolve, expect video to play a bigger role in how we relate to one anotheronline. In Sum…
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360ยบ Internet Marketing Self-Analysis | Business 2 Community
By Chris Horton
Performing an Internet marketing self-analysis is a quick and easy way to analyze the effectiveness of your internet marketing efforts. Here are 16 questions to. ... A steady increase in website traffic month-over-month is a good indication that people are finding you online and are interested in learning more about your brand. 2. How many visitors come to ... d) Do you monitorsocial media for mentions of your brand name, important keywords and competitors? Social media is online ...
Business 2 Community

United Kingdom - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and ...
The report analyses the mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include: Market and industry analyses, trends and ...

Rees Given Reins Of ESPN Global Digital Media - MediaPost
media, online. Arne Rees, VP for ESPN in the U.S., will take over from Tom Gleeson, who will consult for ESPN. Rees will be international digital media VP for ...

WildBlueSkies – Trends and strategies in Digital Media » Indian ...
Not surprisingly, travel tickets continue to be the most common online purchase among consumers in India, with 42% of consumers in urban India having ...

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