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The BBC 's web output could be cut in half, with online staff numbers and budgets to be slashed by 25% following director general Mark Thompson's strategic review of the corporation's scope and activities.
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Web television has matured significantly in 2009; we've seen the introduction of the Streamy Awards , Dr. Horrible seized control of the Emmys , and the launch of more internet TV-related startups than we can count. TV-over-IP is starting to hit television sets thanks to set-top-boxes, TVs, and disc players with built-in streaming capabilities, and like print media before it, traditional broadcast television is beginning to grapple with the inevitability of an Internet-driven future.
This is a guest post from Patricia Handschiegel , an aspiring serial entrepreneur and founder of Stylediary.net (sold 2007) and The 9 Group, a digital consulting and content/production company that leverages entertainment and Internet experience. My first work in Web TV dates back long before Web 2.0, at the infrastructure level, as I come out of the Internet telecom space – or the industry that makes the Web do what it does as we know it.
Blip.tv announced today that it has raised $10.1 million in its third round of institutional funding.
New rumors suggest that an upcoming refresh of the Apple TV will bring iOS app support, as well as a new name for the device. According to Engadget , the next version of the Apple set-top box will be called the iTV. Mac history buffs will recall that this was the original name Apple announced for the device back in October of 2006; we can only assume the company has settled the trademark disputes over that name if it intends to go forward with a change.
With internet TV being praised everywhere as the next big thing, I just have to wonder if all the hype is really true. Is it possible that cable and satellite providers will go down the drain, and a new form of television using your Internet connection take control?
Today DivX and LG Electronics are announcing a strategic alliance to bring the new DivX TV Internet TV platform to the next generation of LG's Blu-ray players and home theater systems.
Watching TV with friends is a time-old tradition.
Soon after the iPad was released, @bondigeek tweeted from 10,000 feet in the air that he was streaming movies on Netflix through the airline's in-flight Wi-Fi service.