Posts Tagged ‘ NBC ’

NBC Has No Idea How People Want To Follow Olympics, Hopes To React In Real Time To What It Learns

Jul 7th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

NBC, in a surprisingly candid statement, admits that it doesn’t know how people want to use the Internet, mobile phones, podcasting and other technologies to follow the Olympics. Instead, the company is trying to measure everything it can and try to react in real time to what it learns. “I have no idea how people […]

Conan O’Brien Wants You To Be His Pimp

Jun 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Strange, Video

Conan O’Brian wants you to make your own Late Night commercial. One winner will get a shopping trip to the NBC Experience Store in New York City with Late Night stage hand Steve Graham, who will use his employee discount to get you 25% off all merchandise. Plus, the winner will also receive complementary round-trip […]

Microsoft Denies Plan To Censor Zune Content

May 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players

Speculation is running wild on the Web about Microsoft possibly building a content censor into the Zune software. It comes as a result of a New York Times article that looked at why NBC pulled its TV content from Apple’s iTunes store and is now distributing it for the Zune. NYT’s Saul Hansell writes: Late […]

‘Heroes’ Video Podcast Debuts at Zune Marketplace

Feb 29th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Video Podcasts

In anticipation of the upcoming release of the soundtrack album from the popular NBC Universal TV show ‚ÄúHeroes‚Äù, the program’s executive producer and director Allan Arkush has created a series of five music video podcasts that will be available exclusively from the Zune Marketplace. Each video short features “Heroes” footage set to select tracks from […]

Surprise! NBC’s Online Bomb Quarterlife Bombs On TV, Too

Feb 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

NBC’s Quarterlife – a heavily-hyped serialized drama from the creators of thirtysomething and My So-Called Life – was supposed to be a bold new direction for television. The show was hyped as “the first television-quality production for the Web.” Unfortunately, it was a pretty awful television-quality production for the Web. In December, we told you […]

NBC To Use P2P To Distribute Internet TV

Feb 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, General, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

NBC & Pando Networks, a provider of P2P content delivery services, announced today that Pando will be providing video delivery services for the NBC Direct service. While it’s interesting to see a mainstream network using P2P to distribute video, it looks like NBC Direct is going to be another misbegotten proprietary Internet television offering. It […]

NBCU Expands On-Demand Offerings With Retro Shows

Feb 21st, 2008 | By | Category: General

NBC Digital Entertainment and NBC Universal announced today plans to expand their on-demand streaming offerings, mining the wealth of decades of old television programming. Full episode streaming of “classic” series including “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Kojak,” “Miami Vice,” the original “Battlestar Galactica,” “A-Team” and “Emergency” (Kevin Tighe and Randolph Mantooth? Squeeeeeee!) will be offered on […]

NBC Wants Video-Snacking Audience

Jan 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

During the keynote at the National Association of Television Program Executives’ Conference, NBC-Universal President Jeff Zucker said that the network has notice a midday bump in online video viewers, and it wants a piece of the action. “We’re also seeing new forms of media consumption,” said Zucker, “like something our research department calls ‘video snacking’‚Äîa […]