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Friday August 22, 2014

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TV Studio Space Increasingly Hard to Find in NYC

TV Studio Space Increasingly Hard to Find in NYC

Even as NYC increasingly becomes a mecca for film and television, often times the local studio bosses call shots for shows. Acclaimed HBO series Girls has had to move studios twice. Producer Illene Landress said that although it was costly for the show and inconvenient, it wasn't up to them because [Full Story…]

PluggedIn: Seconds Screens, Social TV and 4 Different Hashtags

PluggedIn: Seconds Screens, Social TV and 4 Different Hashtags

By Lauren Keyson What are people actually doing with all these screens? The speakers at yesterday’s PluggedIn Ventures Roundtable agreed people are more experienced with social media. Twitter is hot because it’s real time and Facebook is good for sharing later. But the secondary effect of [Full Story…]

#NBCU, #Esquire Join for G4 Channel Rebrand

#NBCU, #Esquire Join for G4 Channel Rebrand

NBCUniversal will rebrand its G4 channel as the Esquire channel. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the channel’s new programming is geared toward the upscale metrosexual viewers that aren’t watching Spike and The History Channel. The new shows will focus on gaming and lifestyle genres—including [Full Story…]

#Sandy Prompts #Verizon Fiber Shift

#Sandy Prompts #Verizon Fiber Shift

With the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Verizon will replace damaged copper wire with fiber-optic cable. According to The Wall Street Journal, the move allows Verizon to sell more customer services and save on costs. The company wants to transfer as many services as it can to the faster FiOS [Full Story…]

Cablevision Optimum App Available for #Android Devices

Cablevision Optimum App Available for #Android Devices

Cablevision Systems announced that its Optimum app is now available for download on Samsung and Motorola Android devices as well as Google's Motorola Mobility. The app provides video and broadband subscribers access to video-on-demand choices over Wi-Fi, according to MultiChannel. The app is also [Full Story…]

HuffPost Live’s New iPad App Provides Multi-Screen Experience

HuffPost Live's New iPad App Provides Multi-Screen Experience

The Huffington Post unveiled their new iPad app, HuffPost Live, recently. The app has a mix of entertainment and social interaction, and can be displayed on a TV screen. According to GigaOm, the site launched its online TV network  in August, which streams 12 hours of live footage daily from NY and [Full Story…]

NBC’s Democracy Plaza Uses Windows 8 for #Election2012

NBC's Democracy Plaza Uses Windows 8 for #Election2012

It's election time again, which also marks NBC's transformation of Rockefeller Center into Democracy Plaza. The plaza recently opened and has interactive features powered by Windows 8. According to NBC, the interactive exhibits include: replicas of the Oval Office and White House press room where [Full Story…]

NY’s #Boxee TV Combines Internet Video, TV Tuner and DVR

NY's #Boxee TV Combines Internet Video, TV Tuner and DVR

Boxee’s new $99 set-top device combines Internet steaming video, audio apps and tuners for both antenna and basic-cable TV. The new Boxee TV is simpler and easier to use than the earlier Boxee Box set-top devices. Its dual tuners can pick up both standard-definition and HD signals. Users also have [Full Story…]

#BronxNet Opens TV Studio in East Bronx

#BronxNet Opens TV Studio in East Bronx

BronxNet announced recently that it will be building a TV Studio at Mercy College in the East Bronx. The studio will give tech access and media production training at Hutch Metro Center, and will be called BronxNet at Mercy College. It is expected to open in early 2013 and attract jobs and industry [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Launches App to Program DVR

Time Warner Cable Launches App to Program DVR

NY-based Time Warner Cable has launched a free app that allows subscribers to program their DVR and check TV listings. In addition, the app lets users with any Android tablet as their remote control. Currently, the app is available to  "all customers with set-top boxes or DVRs running the Time [Full Story…]

NY Startup Umami Receives $1.65M

NY Startup Umami Receives $1.65M

Umami CO, an NY-based startup whose free iPad app provides TV viewers with enhanced content for the programs they're watching, announced yesterday that it's receiving $1.65 million in seed funding from Battery Ventures, NEA and industry Angel investors. Umamu is launching its first product in [Full Story…]

NYC Gov TV Now Available to New Yorkers Without Cable

NYC Gov TV Now Available to New Yorkers Without Cable

New Yorkers, if you have TV but don't have cable, you can now get New York City's government television station NYC gov, over the air on channel 25.2. The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the NY City Council collaborated to bring the formerly cable-only station to the one million NYers [Full Story…]