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ITV withdraws Britain's Got Talent voting app after semi-final crash

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Broadcaster says technical failure didn't affect result but service won't be reintroduced and customers must ask for refundITV has had to pull its new 50p-a-time voting app for Britain's Got Talent after it crashed.The broadcaster said that the mobile app service failed during Sunday night's first live semi-final, which was...
ITV withdraws Britain's Got Talent voting app after semi-final crash
Smart TV Adoption Growing Rapidly, Market Ripe for Apple iTV

Draw Something app to be reinvented as Channel 4 quiz show

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Hugely popular app dubbed 'Pictionary for mobile' has inspired new Friday night television gameshow called Draw It!Draw Something, the hugely popular app dubbed "Pictionary for mobile" from Farmville developer Zynga, is set to make it to the big screen as a TV quiz on Channel 4.The addictive app, which Zynga...
Draw Something app to be reinvented as Channel 4 quiz show

Gillmor Gang: Snow Kidding

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[tc_5min code="517667895"] The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — take advantage of the East Coast blizzard to toast some marshmallows on the fire. First up is the Series A drought and impact of the cloud on startup funding. Next, the big...
Gillmor Gang: Snow Kidding

The Titanic: Andrew Marr goes overboard | Media Monkey

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His BBC colleagues John Humphrys, Jeremy Vine and Len Goodman may have been fronting shows over the weekend commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, but Andrew Marr charted his own course, reports the Mail. "We are treating it as a national celebration. Are we going to...
The Titanic: Andrew Marr goes overboard | Media Monkey

Apple TV hinted at by CEO Tim Cook

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Cook has some harsh words for the television industry, suggesting that the maker of iPads, iPhones, and iMacs may have something up its sleeve. [Read more]...
Apple TV hinted at by CEO Tim Cook

If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

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The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy.Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called “Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be...
If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming

Best Tech Events This Week (D3 DUMBO Demo Day, Content NewFronts, UNCUBED, Mobile Dev Camp)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at...
Best Tech Events This Week (D3 DUMBO Demo Day, Content NewFronts, UNCUBED, Mobile Dev Camp)
Twitter seeks more TV time with media hire Ben Grossman

Ergen: Auto Hop keeps kids from seeing alcohol and junk food ads

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So how should Congress go about revising two-decade-old regulation of the television industry? Like others delivering testimony to a House Communications Subcommittee Wednesday, Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen provided small, agenda-laden pieces of a larger picture. But speaking in front of a House subcommittee convened to discuss the future of...
Ergen: Auto Hop keeps kids from seeing alcohol and junk food ads

How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

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A guest post from Peter Richman, a lawyer working in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles. After last year's Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) debacle, Hollywood quietly retreated from the copyright debate to nurse its wounds and rethink strategy. Now, with recent activity at the Motion Picture Association of...
How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

No more flipping for TV remote control inventor | Media Monkey

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"TV gadget man dies," says the headline in the Times, although it doesn't quite do Eugene Polley justice. Polley, the paper explains, invented the television remote control. "The Flash-Matic, made by Zenith Electronics, was introduced in 1955," says the paper. Polley, who has died aged 96, and another Zenith engineer...
No more flipping for TV remote control inventor | Media Monkey

Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey

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Cheryl Cole is a big fan of a Saturday night talent show that is gripping the nation. The Daily Star reports that not entirely surprisingly, perhaps – given her unfortunate exit from the US version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor – it is not Cowell's other ITV1 show, Britain's...
Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey
Apple is the ghost of technology's present, Google is its future

MPAA Sends Five Key Propaganda Points To Politicians

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Deadline Hollywood has the story of the MPAA sending out a list of key "talking points" to the two major presidential candidates, though we've heard that the same letter is being distributed to folks in Congress as well. It's the expected fluff and bogus info, but since these talking points...
MPAA Sends Five Key Propaganda Points To Politicians

How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

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A guest post from Peter Richman, a lawyer working in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles. After last year's Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) debacle, Hollywood quietly retreated from the copyright debate to nurse its wounds and rethink strategy. Now, with recent activity at the Motion Picture Association of...
How Hollywood's Own Pirates Must Inform The Future Of Copyright

New Atlantic Ventures' John Backus On Google Glass, The Battle For The Living Room, And Impending Cyberwar

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[tc_5min code="517681735"] Some of the best conversations I have about the tech space are with investors — along with being rich and generally smart, they seem to have the best predictive insights into the industry. At a time when the Chinese seem to be making very real attacks to our...
New Atlantic Ventures' John Backus On Google Glass, The Battle For The Living Room, And Impending Cyberwar

Steve Jobs: Google TV Will Go the Way of TiVo and Roku

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Steve Jobs at D8 by Asa Mathat | All Things Digital The only way to innovate in the TV industry is to make consumers want to pay full price for set-top boxes versus the ones they get virtually free, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in an interview tonight at D8,...
Steve Jobs: Google TV Will Go the Way of TiVo and Roku
The future of television has arrived: it's called the iPad

FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

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I moderated a panel on the future of television this afternoon. I'm a big believer in the future of video-based storytelling (a.k.a., TV), but I think the TV industry as it currently exists is headed for trouble. Why? Because consumer TV viewing habits are changing. And, eventually, when consumer habits...
FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses
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Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' arrives amidst storm of negative reviews

Apple Television Is 'Extremely Unlikely' Any Time Soon, Says Pacific Crest After Meeting With Apple Executives (AAPL)

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Apple's plans to blow up the television industry appear to be stuck. Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves met with top Apple executives and came away saying we shouldn't expect an Apple TV any time soon. Philp Elmer DeWitt of Fortune has the Hargreaves note, and excerpted this relevant portion: An...
Apple Television Is 'Extremely Unlikely' Any Time Soon, Says Pacific Crest After Meeting With Apple Executives (AAPL)

Ceefax: will you miss it? | Open thread

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The BBC's text information service is disappearing for more and more viewers. Share your fond memories or frustrations with teletext servicesThe pixellated information service Ceefax, which has graced our screens since 1974, is soon to be no more. So-called because it allowed viewers to "see facts", the BBC's teletext service...
Ceefax: will you miss it? | Open thread

Why Sublime Video scooped my TV startup prize in Cannes

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Judging a startup competition is difficult at the best of times — but what do you do when the industry you’re focused on is a highly defensive one like TV? That’s the dilemma I had over the weekend as one of the judges of MIPCube Lab, a pitch program aimed...
Why Sublime Video scooped my TV startup prize in Cannes

Four Weird Things the Internet Is Doing to Our Understanding of Television

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People seem really intent these days on fusing television with the Internet. On one level this makes no sense. Television technology works just fine and we all understand how to use it. We’re also in the midst of a golden age when it comes to programming; I can’t remember another...
Four Weird Things the Internet Is Doing to Our Understanding of Television

Sky Go app slips up for the cup | Media Monkey

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It was described as "one of the biggest upsets in football history", a conquest more akin to David and Goliath than Aston Villa v Bradford City. But many Sky customers missed Bradford's shock passage into the Capital One Cup final after a faulty update brought down the Sky Go app...
Sky Go app slips up for the cup | Media Monkey

Panasonic: LCD panel demand will bring us 'back to profit'

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Will LCD panel sales make up for low demand in a struggling television industry? Panasonic is betting on it. [Read more]...
Panasonic: LCD panel demand will bring us 'back to profit'

Here's What Google TV Looks Like (PHOTOS) (GOOG, TIVO, AAPL, DISH, BBY)

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Today, Google officially announced its latest product, Google TV. We've already explained why we think it's going to revolutionize the television industry and entertainment industry as a whole. But what does it look like? Glad you asked.Google is all about innovationImage: GoogleThis sums it up pretty well, but it's so...
Here's What Google TV Looks Like (PHOTOS) (GOOG, TIVO, AAPL, DISH, BBY)

[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape

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YouTube is still the pesky younger sibling of television, which is the wicked uncle of Hollywood. But the social video site is slowly becoming a formidable medium in its own right, creating new business models and spheres of influence for - literally - a million rising stars. OpenSlate, which...
[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape
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