Posts Tagged “BBC”

Twitter gets more ads; Hulu coming to TV. It’s a 2 for 1!

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

Tweet, tweet Hey, you know that new function on Twitter, where the photos just automatically pop up in your feed? You know what I'm talking about, right? Some dude posts a picture of bikini-clad models in promiscuous poses and the thing just pops right up, no matter how awkward it makes you look at work. She's just right there. Boom. And there's nothing anybody can do about it. Welp, Fox and American Express are teaming up to take that whole "Wait, is this really necessary?" mantra and apply ... read more

It’s Derek Day, friends.

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Ricky Gervais and his gal, Jane Fallon. (Photo courtesy The Associated Press)“Netflix has 30 million subscribers now. They are one little company in L.A. and they are as big as the BBC." So said the brilliant Ricky Gervais to The Mirror's Mark Jefferies in January. This was before his latest series, "Derek," debuted across the big piece of water currently separating continents. He said it because people became upset at his program, claiming that it was exploitative to those who have special ... read more

The BBC: Your one-stop shop for all Olympic coverage.

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Well, the Olympics. This year's London games have been obsessed over because ... NBC refuses to show most of the action live on television. This, in turn, has led to gatrillions of people complaining about getting results before visuals, thus spoiling outcomes of the more dramatic competitions for those who either aren't in London or don't have access to the Internet (yes, those people do exist). Me? Frankly, I've been a bit annoyed with the way I've noticed people flocking to the Olympic ... read more

SKY TV makes a play for Internet television success

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Yes, I know this isn't your regularly scheduled blog-tastic blog post, but I felt as though I needed to check in to make sure I didn't fall out of your fantastically intelligent minds for anymore than a few minutes. And besides, if I stayed away for too long, I would miss the three of you who read this thing immensely! So in light of other things I need to tend to, here's a link to a BBC News piece on SKY TV announcing its foray into Internet television. Why do this, you ask? Well, it's for ... read more

The Book Club: September 2011

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Television and pop culture go hand in hand like cheese and crackers. Sonny and Cher. Hootie and all of his Blowfish. Peanut butter and jelly. Thursday nights and "Seinfeld." Jim and Pam. Hot sauce and chicken wings. Alcohol and, well, more alcohol.  And that's why the fabulous Stephanie Mlot and I have decided to team up to provide you — the six fantastically intelligent and pretty readers of our particular individual blogs — with one humble recommendation regarding television, movies, music, ... read more