March 14, 2007 |
A Chicago employment consulting firm did the math and figured out that the people who watch the NCAA men's basketball tournament on their computer at work will cost the nation's employers $1.2 billion in productivity. "We here at CBS want to apologize for slowing down the American economy for two days every year, but that is the price you pay for March Madness," Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, said with a laugh Tuesday.
October 30, 2007 |
Tribune Co. and Gannett Co. said Monday that they were working on a joint venture to expand Tribune's Metromix local entertainment website network throughout the United States in a bid for more revenue from national advertisers. Metromix will be owned equally by Chicago-based Tribune and Gannett, based in McLean, Va.
May 20, 2007 |
"PROM QUEEN," a flashy teen-aimed soap opera, wouldn't be out of place on the CW or MTV. Tribes of teens trade quips and barbs at their lockers. Snatches of rock or hip-hop underscore most of the drama, and there's a blink-of-an-eye edit about every three seconds. But "Prom Queen" is an Internet show that according to Media Week has gotten nearly 3.7 million views on MySpace, the show's leading distributor.
September 27, 2006 |
The media landscape is shifting again: Network Live, a Beverly Hills startup devoted to broadcasting live music over the Internet, said Tuesday that it had parted ways with such high-profile backers as AOL and struck a deal with Microsoft Corp. In July 2005, fresh off its successful broadcast of the benefit concerts known as Live 8, Time Warner Inc.'s AOL created Network Live with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and concert promoter AEG Live.
July 30, 2008 |
I've a feeling we're not in Hollywood anymore. But you might like it here too, Toto. This is Dogpatch, the bayside sliver of east San Francisco that's home to the Internet TV start-up Revision3. Through the doors of this old brick warehouse and up the stairs, there's a roomful of people who make a point of ignoring the old rules of the television business. Starting with the TV part. Revision3 is home to 19 original shows, 10 of which are filmed weekly in its on-site studio. But you won't find any of them by flipping channels.
July 1, 2007 |
GOOGLE batted an eyelash last month, and nine new YouTubes sprang up around the world. Countries as diverse as Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland and Japan woke up to versions of the site in their own language, complete with their own Most Viewed sections and tailored community areas already well stocked with fresh local videos. (Googlespeak lesson: "local" now refers to an entire country. Don't be provincial.
January 23, 2006 |
As the Internet becomes the people's stage and online video takes off, AtomFilms today will launch what could be one of the first of many new studios dedicated to the production of video for the Web. The Internet video pioneer, which already runs a website for preproduced video shorts or clips from independent creators, said it would continue to bank on what it calls "atomized" pieces.
February 21, 2007 |
Viacom Inc., owner of MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, said Tuesday that it planned to deliver free films and television shows through Joost, a rival to YouTube run by pioneers of Internet calling and music sharing. The companies didn't disclose the terms of the agreement, which is multiyear, said Jeremy Zweig, a spokesman for New York-based Viacom. Joost's website is expected to begin operations sometime next month.
December 24, 2007 |
USC's Mike Garrett is studying game film on a screen in his Heritage Hall office -- but there's nothing secret about what the athletic director is watching. It's Trojans football -- on his computer. The game is a replay of an FSN telecast that is being streamed through the USC website. The Trojans' online channel, however, intends to go live as often as possible when teams are playing -- including volleyball, tennis, golf and baseball. Trojan TV All-Access is USC's version of sports webcasting.