Steve Jobs is not the TV networks' enemy. BitTorrent is.
The second episode of The Big C, Showtime's bittersweet hit comedy about a suburban mom with melanoma, aired Monday night at 10:30 p.m. Less than three hours later, a digital copy was posted on an Italian website, where it spread like crabgrass. By Wednesday morning, there were 3,387 "seeds" of The Big C, Season 01, Episode 02, on the Internet, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 25, 2010 10:46 AM ET
Rather than a "best of TV" subscription service, Apple will be streaming programs a la carte
[UPDATE: The event is actually scheduled for Sept. 1. See here.]
Fuzzy rumors about Steve Jobs' next move in the TV market have been swirling for the better part of a year, but the picture snapped into focus on Tuesday.
A report by Peter Burrows, a veteran BusinessWeek reporter now writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, lays out the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 24, 2010 6:28 PM ET
CBS and Disney may join Apple's $30 per month TV service, says the Wall St. Journal
This could be totally disruptive. Or it could be another "hobby" like Apple TV that never quite takes off.
In a front-page story published Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that CBS (CBS) and Disney (DIS) are "considering participating" in Apple's (AAPL) plan to offer television subscriptions over the Internet.
It was the first hint of interest MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 22, 2009 8:21 AM ET
Is the NBCU-Comcast deal really about a new business model for cable?
By Tom MacIsaac, CEO, ExtendMedia
That cracking sound you hear is the walls of the clubby world of cable beginning to crumble. Everything in the media world -- especially the world of media distribution --has changed as a result of Comcast (CMCSA) taking control of GE's (GE) NBCUniversal.
Many people think this is a deal to preserve the status quo MOREDec 11, 2009 9:00 AM ET
Hulu touts about TV anytime, anywhere. But hooking your TV to the Net? Crazy talk!
I had an epiphany early last year when I visited Hulu for an article David Kirkpatrick and I were writing about the unexpectedly successful young venture.
Watching TV shows on Hulu was such a pleasant experience with Hulu that the company should encourage users to connect their PCs to televisions. Technologically it's not a difficult thing to MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 11, 2009 6:52 AM ET
more about "How SAP is facing the cloud challenge", posted with vodpod
On NBC's Press: Here (airing 8/23), Fortune's Jon Fortt, TechCrunch's Sarah Lacy and host Scott McGrew chat with SAP executive board member John Schwarz. For all four video segments online now, check out video on the Press: Here website. (SAP) (IBM) (ORCL) (CRM) (MSFT)Jon Fortt - Aug 21, 2009 4:19 PM ET
Startups Joost and Veoh try to retool while network-backed Hulu cruises.
The Web video shakeout has begun. Hulu, a venture of NBC, ABC, and Fox, is growing nicely, aided in part by a slick marketing campaign using, of all things, television ads starring Alec Baldwin. But a slew of smaller sites are starting to reformulate their strategies in the hope of surviving.
Joost, which was started by the founders of Skype Technologies, MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jul 30, 2009 12:18 PM ET
The departure of outsized NBC chief Ben Silverman is the third time that the producer will team up with IAC's Diller.
By Richard Siklos, Editor at large
Ben Silverman's departure from NBC this morning comes as no huge surprise: he was an out-of-the-box choice to head programming at major broadcast network and his two-year-plus tenure was marked by lots of attention on Silverman's outsized persona but little yet in terms of new MOREJul 27, 2009 3:39 PM ET
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By Michal Lev-Ram
After over a year of development, testing and refining, online video service Hulu launches Wednesday and viewers will get to chance to see if it lives up to all the hullabaloo.
A joint venture between News Corp.'s Fox (NWS) and NBC Universal (GE), Los Angeles-based Hulu says it aims to bring together the widest selection of free, "premium" videos on the Web. But unlike Google's YouTube (GOOG), where unauthorized MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 12, 2008 1:09 PM ET
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