Archive for January, 2005

Pre-1970 Johnny Carson: Missing

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

With all the obituaries this week about Johnny Carson, and with at least two plans I know of in the works to create archives of comedic material, this aside in the Wikipedia caught my eye: Virtually all of the pre-1970 shows were lost to history when an NBC employee decided to reuse the videotapes for [...]

Google TV

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

So the obvious has happened – Google is indexing television, starting with ABC, PBS, Fox News and C-SPAN. Google doesn’t provide direct access to complete broadcasts, and the index only goes back a month, but they do provide still images, transcripts, broadcast time, and location. They’ve also gotten cooperation and praise from the networks involved.

Global IPTV Revenue Will Top $17 Billion by 2010

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

The press release cuts to the chase with the $17 billion figure, and the observation that “The cross-over point between MPEG-2 video transmission bandwidths and sustained broadband access bandwidths in volume deployments has now been reached, making it possible to deliver a quality digital video service to consumers over a broadband connection.” Written by a [...]

Long Tail TV

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Very nice two part essay by Wired editor Chris Anderson over at The Long Tail on how access to large video collections will evolve, and how web video will break broadcasters’ virtual monopoly on television content distribution.

The Administration of Television Newsfilm and Videotape Collections: A Curatorial Manual

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

Posted to the AMIA-L today. ======= There were some recent queries about the publication “The Administration of Television Newsfilm and Videotape Collections: A Curatorial Manual.” The manual is available directly from the Florida Moving Image Archive, and order information is below. For those not familiar with the publication, here is a brief description: “The Administration [...]

Vloggercon in NYC, Jan. 22

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

VloggerCon, a show and tell day for video bloggers will be happening in NYC on January 22. I won’t be there, but it looks worthwhile.

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting