Posts by Len
Our friends at NewTeeVee have done a series of posts about people who have cut the cord from pay TV. The series asks “What’s working, what’s missing, and what equipment does the best job replacing the cable box?”
Some of the solutions include a Roku XDS, a Mac Mini with an EyeTV tuner, Xbox Live, Netflix, Hulu PLUS , Amazon and a plain ‘ole Dell Zinio with a web browser.
Still a bit geeky for baby-boomer me, but surely the wave of the future.
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We are about to announce a very exciting event in our new series “The Innovators” starting with our first program: “Lee Abrams: The Innovation Imperative.” Lee is an American media executive who has held a number of posts for large and influential companies. Most recently he was the chief innovation officer for the Tribune Company. Prior to that founded XM Satellite Radio and served as Chief Programming Officer. Abrams founded and ran notable radio consulting company Burkhart/Abrams, served as an internal consultant for ABC Radio, and helped develop nationwide radio formats such as Z-Rock and Radio Disney.Read More
On the morning on January 26th we want to invite you to an event that will be tied in with the launch of David Rogers new book “The Network Is Your Customer: 5 Strategies to Thrive in a Digital Age,” to be published by Yale University Press.
The event, and New York book launch will take place Wednesday morning, January 26, presented in partnership with Columbia Business School’s Center on Global Brand Leadership and SobelMedia. The event presented by David and a panel discussion with some of the leading companies that are featured in the book.
The Network Is Your Customer: Book Launch & Panel Discussion
7:30-9:30 am, January 26, 2011
At the Samsung Experience at Time Warner Center (3rd Floor, 10 Columbus Circle, 58th Street & Broadway)
FRANK ELIASON, Senior VP Social Media/Citibank
LISA HSIA, SVP/Bravo Digital Media (NBC Universal)
CARSTEN WIERWILLE, General Manager/frog design NYC
DAVID ROGERS, Executive Director/Columbia Business School, Center on Global Brand Leadership.
RUSSEL DUBNER, President of the NYC office of Edelman Worldwide
- 2011 should be the make-it or break it year for consumer 3D as Panasonic helps underwrite the Discovery/Sony 3D channel and ESPN promises 100 original events on its 3D network.
- Visio is expected to come out with a line of “pattern retarder” 3D TV’s that use cheap polarized glasses like you wear in the movies.
- Remember the Viewmaster? Expect to see a lot of consumer 3D cameras at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
- Most ill effects from 3D viewing are a result of poor choices made during capture & post production. Duh.
- 3D content is shot and mastered for a certain screen size and viewing distance. Features should be remastered for home viewing else “viewing sickness” could result.
- In real life your eyes converge and focus in the same place. In projected 3D, your eyes are always focused on the screen. (Which is why 3D may not be healthy for children or other some other living things.)
The Digital Age is changing the face of content creation and distribution. Crowd sourcing for the creation of product or writing of books is all the rage. Software platforms are allowing non-computer programmers to create their own mobile applications. Journalists, writers, artists, musicians can publish their work in one location, or one hundred, and online content distributors sometimes take copyrighted work and redistribute it without the creators’ permission. Does the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 sufficiently meet the demands of the digital age? Are government policies properly managing rights distribution and ownership of created works? What are future trends in the evolution of Digital Media that legislators need to keep in mind?
These and other questions will be addressed during this session.
Stan McCoy: Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation
Tim Shey: Co-Founder of Next New Networks, the leading independent producer of online television networks
Jason Williams: President of JWM Productions LLC, an Emmy award winning producer of programs for National Geographic, Discovery Networks, PBS and TBS to name a few.
Ellis Henican: Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for New York Newsday, amNewYork and political commentator for the Fox News Channel
The United States Capitol
CVC/Congressional Meeting Room South
East Capitol Circle
Washington, DC 20004
About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global rights broker for millions of the world’s most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC promotes the seamless sharing of knowledge by creating innovative licensing solutions that let academic institutions, businesses, government agencies, and individuals quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials while compensating authors, publishers, and other content creators for the use of their works. For more information, visit www.copyright.com.
Special Thanks to Congressman Steve Israel and the staff of the Capitol Visitors CenterRead More