Just Another Week In Media. And It's Only Tuesday.

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 24, 2006

On Sunday, at Sundance, Amazon.com screens its first efforts to do internet TV, “Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher.” (Side note: We have to invent a new term. “Internet TV” is totally insulting, and “video programming on the Web” sounds terrible and robotic.)

On Tuesday, the UPN and WB throw in the towel—excuse me, join forces to launch a new network called the CW.

Aside from seeing a million jokes about “the conventional wisdom,” are there any guesses to what else happens between now and Friday? UPDATE, 5 PM EST: Oh yeah—this.



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