Posted on September 29, 2008
If you would like to learn how the recorded music business will be generating revenue growth in the future, this interview is for you.
Our guest today is Greg Scholl who is the CEO of The Orchard which is a publicly-owned distributor of music for independent record labels, including one that it owns named TVT. The company also distributes over 3,000 hours of video and TV shows for clients who are the rights holders. Most of the files are distributed digitally to stores like iTunes, Amazon.com, and eMusic. Read more…
Posted on September 22, 2008
If you would like to learn how to become a podcaster, this video is for you.
Podcasting essentially enables you to have your own radio or television station. The programs will be automatically delivered to your audience and received by most any Internet-connected multimedia device including computers, iPods, and iPhones. Even televisions can receive your shows if they are connected via a LAN to a computer. Finally, the programs can be heard, or viewed, anytime after they are released. There is no need for the audience to “tune in” at a scheduled time or risk missing the show. Read more…
Posted on September 15, 2008
If you would like to learn how to get Internet video to your television by using TiVo and/or Amazon.com, this show is for you.
It is increasingly evident that there is a huge latent demand for getting Internet video to the television. It has been an elusive goal for the past eight years, or so. Now it appears as if significant progress is being made. It’s not from a single major product introduction, but instead from a number of innovations from a variety of manufactures and websites. Examples include Netflix, Sony Bravia, Amazon.com, Apple TV, and TiVo. In this video we demonstrate how it is done with TiVo and Amazon.com. Read more…
Posted on September 8, 2008
If you would like to hire free-lance programmers and other white collar workers via an Internet site that brings together a World wide guild of qualified personnel, this interview is for you. It’s also for those who would like create incremental income by providing such services.
Our guest today is Fabio Rosati who is the CEO of eLance. His company is kind-of an eBay for independent white collar workers providing services ranging from programming and website design, to ghost writing. In addition to the interview, we provide a hypothetical demonstration of how you can use eLance to “drill down” to a selected provider appropriate to your project.
Posted on September 1, 2008
A recent appellate court decision, in combination with the NBC’s Olympic TV viewing experience, may well prompt acceleration in the adoption of DVRs (e.g. TiVo’s). I discuss the points with Jim Burger, who is a copyright attorney with DowLohnes in Washington D.C.
Originally Cablevision announced plans to offer a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) service to be hosted within the physical CATV network instead via on-premises equipment that must be installed in the homes of individual subscribers. One advantage is that the “networked-DVR” would enable Cablevision to roll out the service through many of the set-top boxes already deployed with subscribers. Thus, the company could avoid the expense of installing new set-top boxes for those subscribers choosing the DVR service. Read more…