Archive for January 2006

MTV Chairman Talks About The Mobile Market

January 31, 2006


I know, I know, you’re still getting your blog together.

But the future is already here.

Businessweek had an interesting interview with William Roedy, Vice Chairman of MTV, where he talks about mobile content.


3 Questions With Steve Johnson of Clear Digital Media

January 31, 2006

Steve Johnson

After surviving a motorcycle accident and spending a week in the hospital, one of the first things Clear Digital Media owner Steve Johnson did was answer 3 questions about his fast growing network. BTW,the purse in the picture does not belong to Steve Johnson (not that there is anything wrong with that.) (more…)

The World is Flat and Everyone’s an Army Of One

January 30, 2006


I was talking to some folks on VelvetRope discussing the disappointing numbers the movie King Kong did. The studio was predicting it to break records. Oops!

Here are the things all you wannabe media tycoons need to know. Thank me later.  (more…)

Coming Up Tuesday

January 30, 2006
Steve Johnson of Clear Digital Media answers 3 questions.
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What’s Been Happening As You Move Around Your Adsense Templates

January 30, 2006


The BBC thinks podcasting may become a cashcow.

Electronics makers, wireless operators and cell phone technology firms are betting big money that consumers on the go will soon clamor for TVs that they can tote in purses and pockets.

JPMorgan Chase analyst Spencer Wang has done the math and determined that shows like CSI or Lost generate 57 cents in advertising revenue per viewer and $1.44 in iTunes download revenue per user (the networks make 70% of the $1.99). Writes columnist Dianne Mermigas, There is a growing realization by content producers, distributors and buyers that they will able to generate more revenue across a spectrum of wireless digital broadband devices and platforms than has ever been possible in an advertising-dependent model.”

Newsweek and Technorati have partnered up., had more than 3 million visitors in December, nearly tripling its visitation in November, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.

The character Barney from CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” has a blog, as does Dave Groves of ABC’s “Invasion”.

Just thought I’ld let you know.


Something To Read if You Still Want to Own a Network Next Year

January 29, 2006

scott karp over at Publishing 2.0 does a rundown on the  media bubble and give major props to Umair over at Bubble Generation and his power point presentation on Media Economics. It is a must read for everyone with an economic interest in new media.

I’ve pointed to some of Umair’s work before. He’s a difficult read at points because he has his own ‘language’ to describe things but do work through it. It’s worth it.

Technorati Issues And Other Test Results

January 29, 2006

I said from the giddy-up that this site was an experiment. That I would be trying different ideas all the time.

Well here are the results from some of them: (more…)