Targeted Content Development and Curation
for Legacy and Online Media

No All-Inclusive Movie Service Anytime Soon

03.27.14 Posted in Online Video by Denise

If you recall the early days of online music, you may remember that there were a lot of companies in the mix, but no one company had deals with every major label – until iTunes. Sure, iTunes had the advantage of Apple’s design and easy interoperability, but what really made the difference is you could [...]


HereHere for New Yorkers!

03.11.14 Posted in New Media News by Denise

Sure, we’re all suffering from information overload but it should be up to each individual to determine what’s most useful and desirable. So while a lot of people won’t have time for something this granular, the HereHere app from Microsoft’s FuSE Labs’ could be a hit by providing New Yorkers with hyper-local news based on [...]


Over the Air Audience Aging

02.26.14 Posted in New Media News by Denise

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a presentation by Larry Rosin of Edison Research which demonstrated what radio people had long feared – younger listeners now listen to digital audio more than radio. But radio isn’t alone in its demographic challenges. TV has its own crisis, as revealed in this article from TVWeek. http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/tvbizwire/2014/02/are-you-an-alpha-boomer-the-gr.php


Beyond black and white and red (ink) all over

02.25.14 Posted in Online Video by Denise

This post is from my good friend Robert Garcia. I worked with Robert when he was in charge of CNNRadio News. He’s now at NPR and offers this analysis of newspapers’ problems with online video.
“Newspapers are discovering they’re not so good at the video business. Post TV (the Washington Post’s “channel”) has become a money-sucking [...]


Better for Ezra

01.26.14 Posted in New Media News by Denise

Ezra Klein has done impressive work at The Washington Post but he’s moving on like so many of his print peers. Renata McGriff passed along this New York Times article which highlights the differences between original web publishers vs. online extensions of traditional media companies http://tinyurl.com/l8b8xm6 Long live Vox!


VOD Disrupts Premium Cable

01.21.14 Posted in Online Video by Denise

There’s a pretty important trend which isn’t yet widely recognized. This article from MediaPost’s VideoDaily reveals how VOD is affecting premium cable subscriptions http://tinyurl.com/l8zebjh. And now, back to watching Alpha House on Amazon Prime…


Congrats to Homer

11.16.13 Posted in New Media News by Denise

It’s been said that some version of Law & Order is on the air somewhere at any given moment. It looks like The Simpsons, going into its 26th season with no decline in quality, will soon acquire that elite status. And deservedly so. http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/15/the-simpsons-fxx-2014/


Twitter Gives Voice to Fans

11.15.13 Posted in New Media News by Denise

There’s been a lot of talk about “social TV” lately, with networks encouraging comments during shows, etc. Here’s how The Voice made TV truly interactive with social media .http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/213391/the-night-that-twitter-changed-television.html


The Aereo Dilemma

11.10.13 Posted in Online Video by Denise

Barry Diller was a brilliant broadcast executive who was one of the first to see the potential in new media. His company,  IAC, has a service called Aereo which permits users to view live TV on their computers for a monthly fee. They offer the same stations already available in the area so is it [...]


Video Killed the Radio Star Redux

11.05.13 Posted in Online Video, Radio in all its forms by Denise

Those of us of a certain age may remember when MTV signed on with the Buggles song Video Killed the Radio Star. Turned out that wasn’t the case but YouTube may be more of a threat than cable TV ever was. Jennifer Lane of Audio4cast makes the argument in this excellent guest post published in [...]