BBC Online Under Siege

Reading Time: 1 minute New Labour continued waging its dirty war on UK’s public sector broadcaster the BBC has just entered a new phase. Philip Graf’s report into the BBC’s online activities recommends cutting the content that could be provided by private sector providers. This of course has nothing to do with Labour’s special relationship with independent media companies […]

Seidenberg’s Folly?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who is Ivan Seidenberg? Ivan Seidenberg is head of Verizon, a U.S. telecoms company based in New Jersey, they jointly own one of the U.S.’s largest mobile phone operators with Vodafone and are provide landlines to Americans living on the eastern seaboard. They are a direct descendant of the Bell Telephone Co. a former telecoms […]

Big Brother Live on Mobiles

Reading Time: 1 minute The UK version of the ‘reality’ TV show Big Brother is being streamed live on to mobile phones. The video is played using a downloadable Java application. The video is available for Symbian mobile phones with a GPRS connection. Endemol were looking to expand broadcasting OTT. It involved a massive amount of video compression too […]

TV station fragmentation

Reading Time: 1 minute As TV station fragmentation has increased, viewerships of individual channels have gone down – think the launch of Channel 4 or the rise of Sky. Now Strategy Analytics have have interviewed 800 people to prove the obvious, the choice provided by broadband internet connections in homes is diminishing the amount of time people spend watching […]

Blogging & Mesh

Reading Time: 2 minutes No not some sort of record of a fetish of fishnet tights, but the two main subjects for this entry. First off, a bit of history. The first film based on a weblog is in the pipeline. Many of you may have read in the news last year about Salam Pax, apparently someone blogging in […]