Chitchat: Battleground is one of the year’s best new series [that you’re not watching]

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]

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?

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 three: iTunes episodes for 99 cents?

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 and HBO's GO. Though this news item isn't … Continue reading Streaming video news part three: iTunes episodes for 99 cents?

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

Streaming video news part one: Hulu to the iPad?

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?

Will the iPad change TV?

Image courtesy of Apple Wednesday, every media outlet, web site, newspaper or blogger had something to say about Apple's latest "world changing" creation, the iPad. And while the discussion of whether or not the iPad is actually that revolutionary is for another day, I thought I'd shape the story to fit into the realm of … Continue reading Will the iPad change TV?