Jul 18, 2008

Week in review - Todays TV on the internet

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Babelgum opens their US offices on 5th avenue in NYC and announce Ethan Podell as their President and Michael Rosen as Executive VP - read more

Move Networks launches Move Monetize for producers and advertisers to target their audience more effectively - read more

ABC.com delivers upwards of 815,000,000 minutes of internet TV in the month of May - read more

Vogue.tv launched and said to syndicate to Hulu and VeOh - read more

Watch SkyTV on your Sony PSP and other portable devices - read more

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Jul 17, 2008

Entrecard: The biggest thing to hit the blogosphere

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EntreCard partners with SezWhoIn an effort to drive more traffic to blogs in the Entrecard network, Entrecard has teamed up with SezWho. Sezwho is a social networking community that allows users to vote for everyone elses comments and posts, then the ratings are tallied up and follow the user across the blogosphere. Entrecard users that take advantage of this feature will be rewarded for their participation. The more you comment the better you get rated in the SezWho system and the more Entrecard credits you earn.

Poeple are beginning to ask questions regarding load times, and how the addition of the SezWho code will effect their blogs. I myself noticed a significant decrease in load time right after I implemented the SezWho code. At this point it isn't so bad that I will revert back to normal, but if it starts hanging up on me I most certainly will remove the code. I wasn't sure if it was my site or my computer at first, but while dropping my card on EntreCard users blogs today, I noticed the blogs using the new service are a bit sluggish as well.

We will have to see how this pans out. I will try commenting on some blogs in the next week and see how it will effect my traffic. For more on this partnership and details on how it works, visit the announcement on the EntreCard Blog.

Jul 16, 2008

What have you been watching!

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Internet Television has been out for several years now. Even though it has grown in popularity and everyone and their momma is broadcasting these days, there are still many people that don't know you can watch TV shows online. I started this blog for these types of people. I started this blog for people who wanted to watch their old favorites in full screen, full episodes, with high quality audio and video. I try to keep clear of the viral sites (youtube, revver, spike formerly ifilm, network2) when I post, however there is a lot more viral video sites in the news lately. Some of it is quite interesting. For the most part, when this blog is larger and has 100 or even 1,000+ posts, most will be about Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) and Software (joost, veoh, babelgum, graboid) that broadcast full episodes in full screen view.

When I tell people what it is I do, they often ask me how to watch tv online. I don't exactly know how to answer this question, but yes, it seems the whole world around me is rather stupid. You simply go online and visit your favorite television network, click the video link that seems like most of them have adopted, and watch. Hulu has made this task probably the simplest of all sites and with quite the selection of titles adding up as well. So I am going to share with you what I have been watching online.

Ok, I have been staying away from NBC because their player seems to have the most problems with not locating videos and when it does, it still won't play. I used to watch ABC all the time for they worked nicely and use Move Networks streaming technology (no buffering). ABC has always been hit and miss for me, depending on my computer upgrades and whatnot. I have recently changed to Vista Ultimate and bought a 22" widescreen monitor from Dell. ABC has been doing better for me, but the new screen makes it a bit slow. I have a new GPU on the way. :)

I love Hulu... Period. I only find myself NOT going there when I have become bored with their selections but they have been updating rather frequently, so I check in about every other day or two. Joost has become rather short on updates lately, maybe because of all the online based viewing the software apps are falling behind or people are just not apt to run the app. I turn it on from time to time to check the new shows or catch up on some music videos... oh music videos? MTV has been on my list lately to catch up on all the new music that is coming out.

So you see... I stay with what I am used to. I gave up on regular cable tv because it is summer and we simply do not sit in front of the tube that often. I work on my computer and this is my favorite seat in the house. I tend to just watch what I want when I want and choose anything anytime (within availability). Networks are adding their aired content to the web a lot faster than they used to, so I can always catch up on missed episodes. The advertising is increasing but they are still much less than conventional cable tv. Not to mention I can pause it to pee.

Leave us a comment and tell us what you have been watching online. I would love to add some new links to the blog when I get them all together (already over 50 networks).

Jul 11, 2008

I think I finally found a 3 column theme I like

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Graboid - Free TV and Movies
I kind of overshot the July 4th launch date, but who the hell cares... the blog has been technically up over a month now. However I did finally settle on a template I think will work. I have tweaked it up a bit, but there is surely some more tweaking that needs done. I had to remove my widgets, but I will be adding them back a little at a time. I still need to get the new widgets organized, afterall, that was the whole purpose of using a 3 column theme in the first place.

Leave a comment and let me know how you like it, anything that might need changed to help you read better, or whatever you like.

Stay tuned for even more changes coming in the next few days.

Jul 9, 2008

British Broadcaster Channel Bee choses Move Networks for a No Buffer experience

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Channel Bee British Broadcasting
I have recieved a message from one of the guys over at Move Networks today announcing they have been selected by the new British Broadcasters known as Channel Bee. Channel Bee launched only 4 days ago and with great news... no buffering. Of course this is made possible with the technologies that as far as I know is only possible using Move Networks streaming technologies.

Whats more is that starting tomorrow July 10th Channel Bee is launching a 10 day LIVE broadcast of music concerts from the Somerset House in London. If you are a fan of popular British rock n' roll music then this is a real treat. There will be several great bands playing and the house is sure to be packed.

In addition to Channel Bee announcing their recent hookup with Move Networks, Tim Lovejoy has created a video short that pretty much explains why they chose Move as their Internet Streaming Software... no buffering. Below I have embedded the YouTube version of the video, but if you would like to watch it in full quality, and again, no buffering, then tune into http://www.channelbee.com/move/gags and select the video titled "Tim Lovejoy gets pulled".

Enjoy the show...

Jul 1, 2008

Hulu showing support for recovering Veteran Soldiers

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The Department of Defense apparently asked Hulu to add more military themed movies to their archives recently. With the help of Twentieth Century Fox they added several films for recovering Veterans. Here is what a hulu spokesman said about the request.
I have to admit that I was a little confused by the Department of Defense's request: If I were an injured soldier, would I want to watch a bunch of war movies in my recovery?

So if you are interested in watching some war nostalgia check out the Collection of Classic War Movies at Hulu.com