There’s so much to read each week I find I, even with the help of various blogs and websites, can’t keep up. Every Thursday I publish a weekly digest of interesting headlines and topics. This week (10/28 – 11/4):
Web Video Market:
• Clicker Brings Listings to Web (USA Today): Trying to fill the need for organization, scalability.
• TV Everywhere Going Well, Apparently (Broadcasting & Cable)
• Roku Opens Up (New York Times): Roku on your DVD player?
• Robert Townsend Doing a New Web Series, Los Americans (Web Series Network 1, 2): Again with Pic.tv. His previous series was Diary of Single Mom, which is on my black web series list. This series, as the title suggests, would focus on Latinos.
• Meryl Streep Headed to Lisa Kudrow’s Web Therapy! (Tubefilter): Meryl Streep doing anything is always big news.
• Warner Premiere Doing More Projects (Tubefilter): They did those great Watchmen animated comics in advance of the movie.
• Xtranormal: The First Web Series App? (Tubefilter): I write about the web text-to-video application.
Research and Policy:
• Is the Web Not Dead? (New York Times): Optimists (who champion a flatter world) and pessimists (nostalgic for physical connection) take note: where you live and work still matters.
Hollywood and Tech:
• HTML5 Dominating Flash in Online Video (ReadWriteWeb): The consequences are high for moble web use.
• Will HBO Deliver Over-the-Top Video Directly to Subscribers? (NewTeeVee)
• MTV Reviving 90s-era Programs on the Web? (Web Series Network)
• How Hollywood Can Squeeze Netflix (paidContent): Another article on how Netflix’s dominance is tenuous.
• USA Network Doubling Down on New Pilots (Multichannel News; The Hollywood Reporter): Not really at all related to web video, but USA is really the serious competition to the broadcast networks, an example of how dispersed content creation is getting.