I talk television with a lot of people. Friends, family, other critics on Twitter, vagrants on the street. I just love talking about TV. Because I don’t have the time and resources to do a podcast like I used to in college, I’m going to sort of replicate that experience in textual form in a … Continue reading Chitchat: Battleground is one of the year’s best new series [that you’re not watching]
It is that time again folks! The end of the year is upon us and that means it is time to look back on the highs, lows and WTFs in television from the past 12 months. There is a lot to reflect on in regard to television 2011. Charlie Sheen went crazy. Well, crazier. Comedy … Continue reading TV Surveillance’s Best of 2011: TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 22 — The Top TV Stories of the Year (The Year of the PR Nightmare)
In the first podcast in what seems like forever, I'm joined by Andrew Seroff of Miso in a wide-ranging discussion of all-things Social TV, the future of audience engagement and the timetable we're looking at for the industry to respond. Just a reminder, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes if you'd like. While … Continue reading TV Surveillance Podcast Episode 17 — The Future of Social TV
The fall television season is just about to begin! To celebrate, I’ll be doing a series of fun features and previews for both returning and brand-new series. I have not seen any of the new pilots or premieres from veteran series, and thus the quotes around preview. No matter, that won’t stop me from doing … Continue reading Fall TV “Preview”: Fridays are back!
I've been following the development of Hulu Plus since before I had these digs -- check past pieces here, here, here, here and here -- and here we are, June of 2010 and there's still no access to the supposed version of our favorite streaming video web site that we have to pay for. So … Continue reading Should Hulu be in more of a hurry?
After much speculation, reports surfaced this week that Hulu will begin beta-testing Hulu Plus, a $9.95 monthly subscription at the end of next month. Some critics think the move is too late, others just in time. Some suggest $10 is too expensive, others too cheap. In a way, they are all correct. On one hand, … Continue reading More on the Hulu Plus move
The time has finally come. This week, Hulu brass announced their intentions to start charging for certain bundles of content. Pay content on Hulu will begin "testing" on May 24 under the moniker "Hulu Plus," which will see a $9.95 monthly subscription base for content past the usual four-to-six new episodes of current series. This … Continue reading Hulu attempts to monetize — My reaction
Despite what we all want, we are eventually going to have to pay to use Hulu. Ever since the video streaming service became a major player in the television industry a few years ago, the brass at News Corp and NBC Universal have been talking about monetizing it. But fearful of the failures that came … Continue reading Hulu and monetization: A prospective pay model
There have been a few interesting developments in streaming video this week, all of which should have long-term implications for the television industry. I'm hoping to write about all three over the next day or so. First up: Rumors are swirling that Hulu could come to the iPad. But will we have to pay? Probably. … Continue reading Streaming video news part one: Hulu to the iPad?