Test Pilot: File #11, Knight Rider

Test Pilot #11: Knight Rider Debut date: September 24, 2008 Series legacy: One of the most disastrous remakes in an era full of disastrous remakes. Test Pilot is back! It’s a new year, but the historical pilot analysis continues! In case you have forgotten or are new to the site, here’s the general primer: In this bi-weekly … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #11, Knight Rider

Should Hulu be in more of a hurry?

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?

Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — Conclusions

Well, here we are. After nearly two months, I'm finally getting around to the conclusion section of my broadcast innovations research, at least for now. So now I'm left wondering, did we learn anything from all this?Obviously, I'm not so naive that I think any research I've done is reinventing even the smallest of wheels, … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — Conclusions

Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — NBC

Curious as to what this all means? Read my introduction to this multi-post series. Again, this whole "project" has gone on too long, but with classes finally wrapping up, I should be able to bash out the final post here in a few days. But first: America's favorite network, NBC! Did things really go as … Continue reading Innovations, er, “Innovations” from broadcast networks — NBC

Hulu attempts to monetize — My reaction

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

Hulu and monetization: A prospective pay model

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

Streaming video news part two: HBO GO goes live, frustrates consumers

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. Click here to see my thoughts on Hulu to the iPad. You know how it sucks that it takes … Continue reading Streaming video news part two: HBO GO goes live, frustrates consumers