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Now even your streaming TV and music will come in bundles like cable TV
"“There’s only two ways I know of to make money: Bundling and unbundling." That quote was uttered by Jim Barksdale, then CEO of Netscape just before the company launched one of the most successful IPOs of all time and ushered in the first dot com boom. SEE ALSO: What's coming to (and expiring from) Netflix in March It's a quote that remains part of Silicon Valley lore, as relevant now as it was then.  In the 1980s and 1990s, cable television built a bundle that would become a dominant force in the U.S. media industry, at its peak drawing more than $100 billion of revenue per quarter in North America. Three decades and hundreds of unwatched channels later, that clunky television bundle is falling apart, frayed by standalone streaming services including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. Even old-line broadcasters like CBS and NBC began offering streaming services to keep up. A Pew Research report from December found that one in seven Americans is now a cord cutter. "
business  strategy  television  television-cable 
march 2016 by daguti
My 46" Sony Bravia that I saved from the trash - Imgur
This guy saved a TV that his boss was going to toss in the trash. He fixed it with a microscope and a chisel tip soldering iron. Had to replace the part of the copper that had corroded when someone spilled a drink inside it. ................. best tool he used: Sword of exact zero
television  hacks  amazing  interesting 
november 2014 by daguti
Ad-skipping DVR prompts fight for the future of TV - CNN.com
This is a recent story, but I kind of remember this discussion back when Tivo was released (10+ yr ago?) I wonder what happened in the intervening time. ................... Be sure to note the last 2 paragraphs, regarding a different "status-quo-fights-back. "On Wednesday, several local New York stations, including the local Fox, PBS and Univision channels, filed suit against a new technology called Aereo. Aereo would allow consumers to watch and record broadcast TV online by hooking up a small antenna to an Internet connection. The broadcasters are seeking an injunction against Aereo, claiming the company is allowing consumers to bypass cable retransmission fees." ............................. Another similar story: www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/05/tv-networks-say-youre-breaking-law-when-you-skip-commercials
television  bureaucracy-status-quo-fights-back 
june 2013 by daguti
Google Fiber broadcast television impact analysis | BGR
going-above-and-beyond = "Google is well-positioned to turn Google Fiber into the core technology enabling instant VOD access; Netflix is pioneering the new production/distribution logic; Amazon is sneakily exploiting its Prime service to slip video consumption to its customer base."
television  startups-going-above-and-beyond  google-fiber  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things  analysis  paradigm-shifts 
may 2013 by daguti
HBO Is Doing Exactly What It Should Be Doing | PandoDaily
"What is the biggest risk to Time Warner right now? Cord cutters.

If HBO was to start selling its content on a per-episode basis via iTunes or online subscriptions to HBOGo, it would enable people to cut the cord."
strategy  analysis  television 
may 2012 by daguti
Dynamic range compression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interesting fact:
"Most television commercials are compressed heavily...in order to achieve near-maximum perceived loudness while staying within permissible limits. This is the explanation for a problem that TV viewers and listeners have noticed for years: While commercials receive heavy compression for the same reason that radio broadcasters have traditionally used it..., TV program material, particularly old movies with soft dialogue, is comparatively uncompressed by TV stations. This results in commercials much louder than the television programs, since users turn up the volume to hear soft program audio."
television  interesting  audio 
october 2011 by daguti
digg - First Kazaa, Then Skype, and now "The Venice Project"
Serial entrepreneurs Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis are at it again, this time with a venture for distributing TV and other video over the Net. THESE GUYS SEEM TO HAVE QUALITIES WE SHOULD LEARN FROM.
skype  video  television  technology  computers  interesting 
july 2006 by daguti

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