Saturday 23rd September 2017,
Televisual

Video (Web/Mobile/Transmedia)

Can — And Should — YouTube Recreate TV?

Can — And Should — YouTube Recreate TV?

Thanks to Chuck Tryon for linking! A redesign can make or break a website — remember Facebook before the News Feed? — or it can mean nothing at all. The consequences of YouTube’s latest redesign are unknown, but I view it with some ambivalence. I’m excited, but I have my reservations. Clearly I’m in the minority. As [...]

December 20, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 8

Web Video Wrap-Up: Recapping Fall As 2012 Approaches

Web Video Wrap-Up: Recapping Fall As 2012 Approaches

Thanks to Chuck Tryon for linking! As some of you know I’ve spent the fall writing my dissertation/book and interviewing for academic jobs (professorships and postdocs). Both are going well. But I haven’t blogged much in the last few months, and keeping up with news has been nearly impossible. My last web video news roundup of August was [...]

December 19, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Who Wins When TV and the Web Converge? Nielsen and the Problem of Web Ratings

Who Wins When TV and the Web Converge? Nielsen and the Problem of Web Ratings

UPDATE: Nielsen has rolled out a more mature version of its Web/TV ratings. Philip Napoli has some thoughts. Believe it or not, ever since 1994 media executives have been claiming the web will become television. It’s a theme I will explore extensively in the second chapter of my dissertation. It’s been a consistent refrain from [...]

October 24, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 4

Netflix, Qwikster and the Challenge of Navigating the Digital Transition

Netflix, Qwikster and the Challenge of Navigating the Digital Transition

UPDATE: Netflix has decided to not split its DVD business into Qwikster. In September 2009 Netflix was trading at around $50 a share, the next year it was at $150 and just a few months ago it reached a peak of $300. Netflix’s meteoric rise wasn’t a bubble, it was based on its growing subscription [...]

September 20, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 3

Web Video Wrap-Up: Looking Back As Fall Approaches

Web Video Wrap-Up: Looking Back As Fall Approaches

Around the end of June I stopped publishing my weekly updates on web video because I was far too busy. Once again I think my schedule has become so packed, I don’t know if I can continue at that pace this fall, perhaps moving it to monthly. Still, I tried to keep up with the [...]

September 7, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Web Video Weekly: Google’s Hail Mary, Ray William Johnson’s Conquest, Comcast’s Shuttering, Web Video’s Primetime

Web Video Weekly: Google’s Hail Mary, Ray William Johnson’s Conquest, Comcast’s Shuttering, Web Video’s Primetime

Important news and views in web video, TV, convergence and digital culture during the last week (6/24-7/1). Double bullets (••) indicate a must-read!: [...]

July 1, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Web Video Weekly: Google’s Hail Mary, Ray William Johnson’s Conquest, Comcast’s Shuttering, Web Video’s Primetime

Web Video Weekly: Understanding Hulu’s Sale, Viacom Back to Court, ‘Epic Meal Time’ A Hit

Web Video Weekly: Understanding Hulu’s Sale, Viacom Back to Court, ‘Epic Meal Time’ A Hit

Important news and views in web video, TV, convergence and digital culture during the last week (6/20-6/25)! Double bullets (••) indicate a must-read!: [...]

June 24, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Web Video Weekly: Understanding Hulu’s Sale, Viacom Back to Court, ‘Epic Meal Time’ A Hit

Web Video Weekly: Curation Moves Forward, Measurement May Follow, Break Goes For Women

Web Video Weekly: Curation Moves Forward, Measurement May Follow, Break Goes For Women

Important news and views in web video, TV, convergence and digital culture during the last week (6/7-6/20)! Still catching up. Double bullets (••) indicate a must-read!: [...]

June 20, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Web Video Weekly: Curation Moves Forward, Measurement May Follow, Break Goes For Women

Web Video Monthly: Video Networks Expand, Star-Driven Web Series Soar, TV Still Alive

Web Video Monthly: Video Networks Expand, Star-Driven Web Series Soar, TV Still Alive

Important news and views in web video, TV, convergence and digital culture during roughly the last month (5/1-5/31)! Double bullets (••) indicate a must-read!: [...]

June 6, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Web Video Monthly: Video Networks Expand, Star-Driven Web Series Soar, TV Still Alive

What Crackle’s Shift To Long-Form Means For Web Video

What Crackle’s Shift To Long-Form Means For Web Video

So far 2011 has produced three “yowza!” moments, news so big I urgently retweeted them with a preceeding “yowza”: Google/YouTube buying Next New Networks, Netflix delving into original production and now this: Sony’s Crackle jumping in line with Netflix for long-form programming. Variety‘s Andrew Wallenstein broke the news, delivered by recently promoted Eric Berger, now VP of [...]

May 7, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 5