After the coffee. Before starting my own over the top service.
The Skinny: I tried watching the All-Star game, but I kept getting sucked into
Daily Dose: Google might need more than money if it wants to launch its own pay-TV service (see below). One major programmer said it would want to see Google change its rather casual attitude toward piracy before selling it content. That may very well be a concern of other progammers too, particularly
"R.I.P.D." DOA? Looks like "R.I.P.D." will be the latest summer flop. The movie, which cost $130 million to make, stars
Here we go again. If I had a dollar for every story about a company talking to programmers about creating an Internet-distributed pay-TV service I'd be a rich man. And if it is Google, make it two dollars! According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is once again floating the idea of becoming a multichannel video programming distributor. While the story got a lot of attention, this is the second time in two years Google has talked about doing this. One of the issues is cost. The big programmers are not going to cut Google or any other so-called over the top providers a break and would likely charge them more.
Sea change. On Thursday, Emmy nominations will be announced and there is a good chance that Netflix could end up dominating some categories thanks to the drama
Another chance. I hope I get as many chances as Keith Olbermann. This time, it is
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