I have been thinking about cable tv and the future of video for what seems like forever. Much has been written here about tv in general, boxee, and the future of television (remember Joost?). Tonight I finished watching Homeland from Showtime – and tweeted about it (really great show by the way!) To my surprise it set [...]
At the start of this years Football season NBC showed a live game on NBC.com where I watched. It was a great experience. You could see a number of cameras on and around the field while the teams were warming up (no sound) and then during the game switch to the live “broadcast” view of [...]
It should come as no surprise that I found the technology behind this years college basketball tournament more interesting than the games themselves – despite this fact I did win in my CBSsports.com bracket! (much to the chagrin of fellow players who all knew I am not a huge college basketball fan) I was recently [...]
Google aired its first ever Superbowl ad using a video that resonated with many folks called Parisian Love. The video is embedded below. Search Engine Land has an excellent write up of all the details, including the fact that it had over 1MM views before the event – will be interesting to see how much [...]
You have probably seen my thoughts on the upfront here before but this video is an amazing parody of everything wrong with the traditional advertising business today – enjoy.
I have been using Boxee for some time now in my home as my primary Media Engine. Many people have been looking for a similar solution and I thought I would share my experience here and provide a place to grab an invite if you are interested. (disclosure: my employer Union Square Ventures has made [...]
Disclaimer: I have an Apple TV. I got into some discussions this week about the new Roku box from NetFlix. It is basically a $99 solution to watching NetFlix on your TV. My counterpoint to those who are lined up to buy it is this; would you pay $130 for an upgrade that presented you [...]
[Editors note: This is a guest post by Adam Perlis who has a continuing series at Marketing.fm on the State of the TV Industry] At the very beginning of 2007 I published a two part article called State of the TV Industry. Now in the spirit of Marketing.fm I am continuing the conversation. In my [...]