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Who's Really Watching, Creating, and Sharing Online Video?

@johnsolit

October 18, 2013

This week’s #BroadData is a sign of the times – more adults are creating, publishing, sharing, and watching online videos than ever before. What was once a social endeavor undertaken mostly by young, digital natives is now becoming a cultural norm. The old 1% rule is slowly looking more like the 27% rule.

Lessons from Vegas: The Realities of Online Video

January 22, 2010

At the recent CES conference, there was much discussion of 3-D TV, mobile devices and tablet PCs. But there was also a great deal of talk about the future of television and about alternatives means of delivering entertainment and information to consumers. On this blog, I have many times written about so-called “cord cutters” –…

McSlarrow Statement on TV Everywhere

January 4, 2010

Free Press’s description of TV Everywhere is a reminder of the admonition that people are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own set of facts.  The call for an “investigation” of TV Everywhere has no factual or legal basis, no matter how many times Free Press and its allies repeat the words “collusion,”…

Big Boost for Online Viewing

June 24, 2009

Time Warner and Comcast held a press briefing this morning to provide some details about the much anticipated “TV Everywhere” project that Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes has been discussing for a few months including during a panel at The Cable Show back in early April.  Joining Bewkes for today’s briefing was Comcast…

Cable Programming

Another Look at Cord-Cutting: How Big Is It?

May 29, 2009

Earlier this week, I examined the recent coverage of the “cord-cutting” phenomenon. What I wanted to do was look at two questions: Can you really replace your cable service with just online video? At the present time, is this really a widespread phenomenon? On Tuesday, when I addressed that first question, I came to the…

Cable Programming

Another Look at Cord-Cutting: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

May 26, 2009

Online viewing of video is on the rise. This is a fact. But if you take the news coverage and blog posts about the “cord-cutting” phenomenon at face value, you would have the impression that this is a widespread phenomenon involving millions of consumers canceling their multichannel video subscriptions in favor of online distribution. I…

Cable Programming

A Lively Debate About Online Video

March 25, 2009

I hope you are following the very vibrant debate that’s been taking place over the last week, involving  Boxee CEO Avner Ronen, Chairman of HDNet Mark Cuban and a host of other people about the relationship between free online video and the programming available from multichannel video distributers, such as cable, satellite and phone companies….