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 … Read moreBig Brother Live on Mobiles

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 … Read moreTV station fragmentation

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 … Read moreBlogging & Mesh

Think your week is bad?

Reading Time: 1 minute Spare a thought for the ‘performers’ in the adult entertainment industry. According to the Sydney Morning Herald and Reuters, two of the industry’s stars have been found to be HIV+; the first since 1999. Although the mainstream American porn industry has a rigorous testing regime orchestrated by the AIM Foundation where 1,200 stars get tested … Read moreThink your week is bad?

The Wired Magazine curse strikes again

Reading Time: 1 minute Following in the illustrious footsteps of Enron, Vivendi Universal / Vizzavi and Iridium. The DARPA Grand Challenge fell victim to the curse of the eight-page spread in Wired Magazine. What is the Grand Challenge? The Grand Challenge was a way of DARPA (America’s military think-tank who supported the development of the graphical user interface for … Read moreThe Wired Magazine curse strikes again