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TV in 2020: Best Guesses

So where will television be in 2020? I posed the question last week at a panel I led during NAB with execs from DreamWorks, Sony Electronics, Starz, Nielsen and  Technicolor. Of course, nobody really knows what TV will look like in two … Continue reading

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Surfing for Survival at the Milken Conference

I’ve been writing the last few days about the Hobson’s choice faced by TV networks and other content providers: either cannibalize the revenue from your TV programs  by airing them with less profitable ads on the Web; or keep them on … Continue reading

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PS3 May Be Biggest Blu-ray Winner

The Playstation 3′s late entry into the game console wars seriously hampered Sony’s ability to take on Microsoft’s well-established X-Box. Amid all the me-too features, its one distinguishing characteristic: a Blu-ray high-definition drive, against Microsoft’s HD-DVD. Now that Toshiba’s exit from … Continue reading

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Sony’s Defensive Position

Say again? The newest PS3 is not backward compatible? A new version of the Playstation 3 will soon hit the European market as Sony tries to eliminate the price gap between its next-gen consoles and the Xbox 360 and Wii. … Continue reading

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2 Million So-So Articles and Counting

Wikipedia’s Dubious Milestone As of this second on Sunday morning at 8:03 eastern daylight time, Wikipedia boast 2, 000, 389 articles in its massive user-generated database. It tipped past the 2 million threshold sometime during the night. Pardon me if … Continue reading

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Piracy…old problem and new solutions

It was with a sense of déjà vu I read a story in a telecom newsletter reporting a clampdown on illegal satellite television dishes in Shanghai. Authorities in Shanghai‘s Nanhui District are shutting down retailers of illegal satellite dishes and … Continue reading

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Media Bytes

by Shelly Palmer APPLE is in advanced talks with Hollywood studios about offering downloadable movie rentals. Apple is said to be "aggressively pursuing" the idea, and wishes to launch the service in the fall. A downloadable Apple VOD system would … Continue reading

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