Categories: media

Netflix: Why the Disappointment?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on April 24

Is Netflix too succesful for its own good? That certainly seems to the view of investors after the mail-order movie rental company reported boffo earnings today, including record subscriber growth...

Warner Archive Collection: Really Bare Bones

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on March 31

In a recent article about Warner Brothers Home Entertainment's new manufactured-on-demand DVDs of classic films, I said they were bare bones, lacking extras such as outtakes or commentaries. But a...

Can the Newspaper Industry Be Saved?

Posted by: Spencer Ante on March 11

Check out my first YouTube video upload. I created a new account called NYCSpencerAnte to experiment with video blogging. This is my first installment. Let know what you think. Is...

NBC: A Gold Medal for Cluelessness

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on August 18

As on old-media guy myself when I'm not blogging or podcasting, I tend to bristle when bloggers treat mainstream media as some sort of all-purpose curse word. But I have...

Back to the Future at the FCC

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on November 09

The Federal Communications Commission, politicians, broadcasters, newspaper owners, and a variety of self-declared consumer groups are all devoting a tremendous amount of time and effort to a fight that looks...

HD-DVD versus the world?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on May 02

Lost in the whole Digg brouhaha, is whether backers of high-definition DVD formats are trying to fruitlessly stuff the genie back in the bottle. It's been a while now since...

The Last of a Breed

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on April 26

I just saw news on the AP wire that Jack Valenti, retired longtime head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, died today at the age of 85. Valenti had...

Dailies Strike Back: Too Little Too Late?

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 14

My colleague Jon Fine has an interesting column this week that breaks news about discussions between Yahoo! and newspaper publishers MediaNews (owner of the San Jose Mercury News) and Hearst...

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