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Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome (black-and-white) or colored, with or without accompanying sound. “Television” may also refer specifically to a television set, television programming, or television transmission.
The etymology of the word has a mixed Latin and Greek origin, meaning “far sight”: Greek tele (τῆλε), far, and Latin visio, sight (from video, vis- to see, or to view i...

YouTube Stars Rhett & Link Premiere New IFC Television Show

YouTube Stars Rhett & Link Premiere New IFC Television Show

As Nalts writes today, there aren't too many YouTube stars who have crossed over from the Internet to television with much success. Whether audiences aren't ready to embrace web stars on the TV or the web content doesn't easily translate to the traditional TV format, …

Best Branded Online Video Ad Campaign: DirecTV’s Football Cops

Best Branded Online Video Ad Campaign: DirecTVs Football Cops

There's a movement afoot. You might not have noticed it, because it's been gradual. But more and more brands are turning their backs on traditional video commercials, opting instead for social video marketing. Often, this includes the creation of original branded web series content designed …

Report: Apple Smart TV To Be Released In Late 2011

Report: Apple Smart TV To Be Released In Late 2011

There has been speculation for years that Apple would one day release a television of their own making. An honest-to-goodness Internet-ready television, a so-called "smart TV," that can take advantage of some of the resources the company has built up like iTunes or the App …

Hulu For Sale, Considering Offer From Unknown Potential Buyer

Hulu For Sale, Considering Offer From Unknown Potential Buyer

Hulu, the online provider of streaming movies and television shows, has received an offer from a potential buyer. The identity of the buyer is unknown, though rumors suggest it is a well-known, very large company. What is known, is that Hulu is considering the offer, …

Anti-Piracy Bill to Make Streaming Pirated Video a Felony

Anti Piracy Bill to Make Streaming Pirated Video a Felony

The government is continuing its fight against online piracy, this time attempting to clarify a law to include specific mentions of video streaming. Currently, it's a felony to download pirated content, or to reproduce it… or sell it. But there's no specific language regarding video …

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

I have some pretty strong opinions about online video captions–in short, I think every video creator should be using them, and for a variety of reasons. I'm actually working on an entire article about that subject, but couldn't ignore the news announcement over the weekend …

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

Social Video Disasters – How Politicians Can Change their Social Media Strategy

The age of forgetting is now over. Online video with social media has become the perfect vehicle for keeping the behavior of politicians on public record for everyone, forever. Because of the recent events in Congress, I am compelled to share some recent examples of …

Internet TV Viewing Up, But So Is Viewer Multitasking

Internet TV Viewing Up, But So Is Viewer Multitasking

A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive Polls and Adweek shows that the younger demographics are more likely to watch TV online than their elders. A whopping 77% of younger people watch television on the Internet, with 64% of the 55+ demographic tuning in online. …

Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Comcast & Skype Team Up To Offer HD Video Calling On Televisions

Cable giant Comcast and Internet-voice pioneer Skype are teaming up for a new venture in video calling. Under the new partnership, Comcast customers will be able to receive Skype calls–both video and audio–on their television. In a future where video calls are made from the …

Early Look At Two ABC Fall Dramas: Charlie’s Angels & Once Upon A Time

Early Look At Two ABC Fall Dramas: Charlies Angels & Once Upon A Time

ABC is going back to the well of reliable old stories for a pair of new dramas this fall. With Charlie's Angels, the network is updating a property that has already been both a hit show and a hit movie series with a newer, younger …

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