Friday, March 30, 2007

What We Call The News - JibJab

Heh heh. Teh funny.

Wednesday 4th is Media Revolution day!

Let's see if it marks a flurry of takeovers and conglomerations, or, more likely, nothing much at all.

[EDIT] It seems I'm alone in my statement.

The changes are expected to spark a rash of takeovers in the media landscape but Senator Coonan says that is not a bad thing.

"There will be, I think, some consolidation but I don't think it's going to be at the expense of diversity because the media landscape has simply moved on," she said.

Well I guess she's right there.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The future of mobile content - Wall Street Journal

Via Lost Remote

Nice to see not only the content of this story, but the quality of a non-traditional video maker producing interesting and well produced content that fits the medium.

Pay phone murder mystery | WMMNA

Great ARG concept.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

BBC offshoot sets local TV abuzz | The Australian

GoogTube v Viacom? Yeah, put that on hold for the moment. This is the one I'm finding really interesting this morning.

"The ABC is an obvious candidate to outsource some of its broadcasting services to Red Bee, which began life as the production arm of the BBC and last week got its foot in the door of Australian public broadcasting by being named as SBS's preferred supplier of key production and digital media management services."

"(Chris) Howe, Red Bee's director of emerging technologies, says the goal when planning the London centre was "designing technological architecture and working systems that would be future-proof".

"And I think we managed to do it. It is not restricted to any single technology or any single platform, and it was put together right from the start as a multi-client facility."

That means it can make content available to any platform, from traditional TV to mobile phones or broadband internet services, and it can churn out services for any number of competing broadcasters."

I got a heads up a while back from some of my colleagues in Tech Services who are getting a little antsy about what might happen. Problem is, it affects me as well should scuttlebutt come to fruition.

Nothing can be done at the moment. Play it as it comes.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Why Sam McKinnon should be MVP.

Ellen and I went to game 1 of the NBL Grand Final series on Friday night. What a spectacular game, full of drama, controversy and emotion. For the team to come back from that deficit and win it in the last minute to keep the streak alive in the middle of that huge crowd was great to be part of.

One thing I noticed during the game has cemented in my mind just how good a player Sam McKinnon is this year and why he has to be considered the standout league MVP.

In my opinion McKinnon didn't have a good game at all. In fact I think he kind of sucked; I got to see the Bullets play against Adelaide a few weeks before and without doubt there was little comparison between the two performances. He didn't seem to be in the offense as much, he was missing shots, he just didn't seem to be clicking. So you can imagine my surprise when I checked McKinnon's stats after the game.

18 points on 8-15 shooting, including 2 huge free throws at the end to put the team ahead, 12 rebounds, including 5 offensive, 8 assists and 2 blocked shots. His quarter by quarter goes 4,4,4,6. Consistency with a capital C that put him just short of a triple-double in one of the biggest games of the year AND (as I said) HE DIDN'T HAVE THAT GOOD A GAME!!

Heaven help Melbourne when he has the inevitable blinder in this series.

Game 2 tonight! Go Bullets.

NBL > Mackinnon claims MVP
They got it right.