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  • CBSNews.com Goes From Cluttered With Information To Cluttered With Pictures

    CBSNews.com Goes From Cluttered With Information To Cluttered With Pictures

    CBSNews.com is undergoing a major overhaul and redesign of its sites to make them easier to navigate, more visually compelling, faster and more focused on driving users to content. The new home page features a rotating list of top stories on the left, next to the list of the latest and most important headlines. CBS News programs, as well as the latest videos, photo galleries and blogs, are all… Read More

  • Major networks to keep analog signals on until June 12, DTV Coupon program might get more funds

    Major networks to keep analog signals on until June 12, DTV Coupon program might get more funds

    Now the DTV Delay Act succesfully navigated through the US Capitol, there are some large, looming questions. Primarily, now that the analog switch-off is optional until June 12, what stations will switch off when? And is the Government going to pump more money into the bankrupt DTV vouchers program? Read More

  • ABC fiddling with ‘Lost’ broadcasts, making them harder to capture (read: pirate)

    ABC fiddling with ‘Lost’ broadcasts, making them harder to capture (read: pirate)

    Bad news, “Lost” fans. Well, those of you who download 720p caps of the show. It looks like ABC, per juicy message board rumors, is doing something screwy with the video as it airs in order to fit in more commercials—removing frames after the 2:3 pulldown, that is. So, when cappers convert the video into bite-sized x264 chunks for us, it results in jerky playback. (Dupe frames that are… Read More

  • The Claw Bike Storage device up for presale on Amazon

    The Claw Bike Storage device up for presale on Amazon

    Fans of ABC’s American Inventor should remember The Claw from last season. It’s a neat bike-hanging device that grabs and releases the bike, or other items, at a touch of the large button. The thought is all you need to do is lift your bike high enough to engage the button that releases the spring-equipped claws, therefore holding the bike in place. To release, you simple lift the… Read More

  • HD TV shows from all four major networks on iTunes

    HD TV shows from all four major networks on iTunes

    Fire up iTunes and you’ll find, for the first time, TV shows from the four major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) in HD. It’s still $2.99 per HD episode, and that includes a standard-def version of the TV show for your iPhone or iPod. HD shows now include hits like Lost, CSI, 30 Rock and The Office. But we all know The Shield is the best show on TV now, so whatever. Read More

  • ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, & Primetime going high-def

    ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, & Primetime going high-def

    About damn time. ABC is the last major network to make the HD jump but the network is using the Democratic National Convention to premier their nightly news in high definition. Both ABC World News, as well as Nightline, premiers tonight in 720p high definition. Following the DNC, and the Republican Convention after that, World News is going to return to the NY studio which they will, of course… Read More

  • ABC Kicks Off Made-For-Web Video Strategy with "Squeegees."  Maybe It Should Stick To Regular TV.

    ABC Kicks Off Made-For-Web Video Strategy with "Squeegees." Maybe It Should Stick To Regular TV.

    Sometimes you’ve got to wonder what goes through the minds of TV executives. Today, the Disney-ABC Television Group decided to launch its Web video studio, Stage 9 Digital Media, with the debut of “Squeegees” on both YouTube and ABC.com. Lame doesn’t begin to describe this three-and-half-minute comedy about the hijinks of a window-washing crew. The acting is horrible and… Read More

  • Long-Form Video Gaining Viewers on the Web

    Long-Form Video Gaining Viewers on the Web

    When it comes to Web video, short clips under three minutes still make up the vast majority of what people watch. But as the quality of video improves, more people will be willing to sit and watch streams of half-hour sitcoms, hour-long dramas, and maybe even entire movies. Already, there is some anecdotal evidence of this shift. Move Networks—which powers the media players and back-end… Read More

  • Combating Piracy: Earth To Big TV

    Combating Piracy: Earth To Big TV

    Big TV is close to clueless when it comes to combating piracy. There have been some steps in the right direction. Hulu looks like it might actually end up with some limited appeal, and CBS and ABC are heading in the right direction with their respective online offerings (HD shut down aside). However big TV still really doesn’t get it: BitTorrent continues to thrive like it never has before… Read More

  • Fox To Offer Free Shows On iTunes

    Fox To Offer Free Shows On iTunes

    Fox Broadcasting will offer season premier television shows for free on iTunes, beginning next week. The move is said to be part of a push by Fox to expose iPod users to the new season of shows appearing as part of the new US television ratings season. According to the LA Times, shows to be offered for free on iTunes include Prison Break, Bones, American Dad and “K-Ville; the idea being that… Read More