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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...

TumTiki Celebrates New Showtime Series With Sweepstakes

TumTiki Celebrates New Showtime Series With Sweepstakes

TumTiki is an online video library with 700,000 free videos. They have a lot of television episodes, as well as a great number of locally-focused video content like sports and news. They also have some titles for rent, which they do through Amazon's system. And ...

Check Out This Seriously Clever Online Video Ad From LG

Check Out This Seriously Clever Online Video Ad From LG

Just a quick post to share something I think a lot of you will enjoy. From time to time I come across online video ads that are just too clever to not share. This is one of those times, with one of the most creative ...

Tablets, Magazines, & Lean Back Video With Jim Louderback, CEO Of Revision3

Tablets, Magazines, & Lean Back Video With Jim Louderback, CEO Of Revision3

I had a chance to catch up recently with our friend Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. Jim talks about how video has helped magazine brands recreate a kind of deep-dive content experience on tablets that readers are used to getting from print editions. He then ...

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

The Roku Streaming Stick Makes A Regular TV A Smart TV

It must be a Roku kind of day, I guess. In addition to the new Showtime content we wrote about earlier today, Roku is looking to capture a new revenue stream with a product they're calling the Roku Streaming Stick. Essentially, it's a little stick ...

The First Original Netflix Series Will Be Lilyhammer, Not House Of Cards

The First Original Netflix Series Will Be Lilyhammer, Not House Of Cards

Way back a long time ago--something around 9 months ago--we learned that Netflix had outbid everyone for the rights to a new series called House Of Cards. Starring Kevin Spacy, House Of Cards is an American remake of a successful British show. Nearly every major ...

American Television Alliance Upset Over NBC Super Bowl Streaming Plan

American Television Alliance Upset Over NBC Super Bowl Streaming Plan

The continued perception that streaming sports online somehow affects the overall TV audience continues unabated.  Or, rather, the perception is being used to gain leverage, and no one actually believes that myth anymore.  The American Television Alliance, which is a lobbyist group that represents cable, ...

Netflix iOS App Updated With Interface Optimized For iPad

Netflix iOS App Updated With Interface Optimized For iPad

Netflix has made an upgrade to their mobile app for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, and this update is especially good news for owners of the latter: the new Netflix app is optimized for use and viewing on the iPad, and it looks ...

The Muppets Rock Out In New Google Hangouts TV Commercial

The Muppets Rock Out In New Google Hangouts TV Commercial

There are a ton of potential uses for Google Plus Hangouts, and Google is doing something relatively big to help highlight them--they're putting out another TV commercial. I think I can count on one hand (maybe just a couple fingers) the number of times Google ...

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

Mobile Video App MoviePal Is Shazam For Movie Trailers

The simplest concepts I've long held that Shazam is quite possibly the most useful smart phone app on the planet--it's certainly the one I used the most out of all the apps I've ever downloaded. It's definitely a simple concept (hear a song you want ...

Freddie Wong TV Commercial - EA Hires YouTube Star To Create Battlefield 3 Ad

Freddie Wong TV Commercial   EA Hires YouTube Star To Create Battlefield 3 Ad

We've come a long way, guys. Video games are no longer just for kids, but are now billion-dollar tentpole events. And creating videos is no longer just for people who can afford the expensive equipment. Freddie Wong is sort of the poster child for self-taught ...

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