January 5, 2009 |
Karen Herman wants Bill Cosby to have his rightful place in history. TV history, that is. Herman, a former journalist who is the director of the Archive of American Television in North Hollywood, has wanted to add Cosby's tale to the archive's collection of videotaped oral histories for years, but so far no luck. Scheduling problems, it seems. "He's so critical to TV history," she says. "Mel Brooks is another one." And another one on Herman's wish list.
December 11, 2008 |
On some bright, parched morning back in the Old West, folks must have heard grumbling as a boy nailed a list of new town laws to the wall of the saloon. And when they saw the sheriff and his fresh-faced deputies looking on with a satisfied grin, that's probably when they knew the West wasn't going to be so wild anymore. A similar scene has been playing out digitally at YouTube, the Internet's video town square. In addition to its long-standing campaign to crack down on illegally copied material, in September the site outlawed videos depicting drug abuse and last week tightened its guidelines further to restrict profanity and sexually suggestive content.
October 11, 2008 |
YouTube surfers weary of webcam rants and lo-fi homemade dance routines will now be able to watch real celebrities in professionally produced shows on the popular Google Inc.-owned video site. Partnering with CBS Corp.
July 17, 2008 |
Lionsgate said Wednesday that it would allow YouTube users to watch more of its movies and television shows, marking the top video site's most far-reaching deal with a mainstream Hollywood studio. The studio said YouTube users would be able to see long stretches of movies and TV shows, share them with other users and possibly edit the material or add their own content. Lionsgate will take a share of revenue from advertising viewed with the clips.
April 23, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- One of the signatures of a James Kalm review is the heavy breathing. The all-weather video art critic invariably arrives at the gallery or museum on his stripped-down mountain bike, so for the first few moments of his commentary, he's often short of breath. "Hi, this is the guy on the bike again, with another half-assed Kalm Report" is a typical introduction to one of his pieces, as the image from his tiny video camera careens a little sloppily around the street before settling in on the nameplate of the gallery or a museum poster advertising today's exhibition.
April 9, 2008 |
Yahoo Inc. will begin showing homemade videos on its online photo-sharing site, Flickr, in a long-anticipated move that might be too late to lure most people away from the Internet's dominant video channel, Google Inc.'s YouTube. Flickr's video technology, which debuted late Tuesday, represents the latest example of Yahoo trying to catch up to Google in a crucial battleground.