29 posts and columns on streams
The Internet radio service is handing over half of every dollar it brings into the music industry. But things could be a lot worse. And the royalty system that taxes Pandora also allows it to thrive.
“Modern Family” is a hit online, but that popularity may hurt its value down the road.
A couple of months ago AOL laid out $65 million for video distributor 5Min Media. What did it get for its money? A lot of video! And a new executive, too.
The only surprise here is that it took this long: A federal court has put the kibosh on FilmOn, a Web site that served up programming from broadcast TV networks for free, without their permission.
The broadcast networks only put their stuff on the Web under very specific conditions. So this is exactly what they don’t want: Free, live streams of their stuff delivered to your iPad, via the browser.
Cablevision would very much like its three million cable TV subscribers to keep subscribing. But while it fights with Fox over programming fees, it’s going to show its customers how to live without cable. Today’s lesson: How to get legal streams of the World Series over the Web.
If the two sides don’t settle soon, Cablevision customers won’t get tonight’s great Phillies-Giants matchup via their cable box. But a credit card and a computer will let them watch a live stream, anyway.
Last month, after ABC announced plans to bump up the number of ads it runs on its online video, I predicted that the other networks would follow suit. That was fast!