In this episode Terence and Philip discuss the legal action RED Digital Cinema has taken against Sony Corporation over a patent dispute. http://www.theterenceandphilipshow.com/?p=483
When preparing for this week’s Digital Production BuZZ (March 21) Larry Jordan emailed a little ahead of the interview on Funding Television production. Larry wanted to expand the subject to funding films, but I argued that I wanted to keep the attention on Television, because I believe that Television is greater than Movies.
An interesting article at the Hollywood Reporter argues that the Television industry needs a Steve Jobs – like visionary and needs it soon. While Television has been adapting (slowly) to the changes in viewer behavior it’s not particularly “customer friendly”.
Production is a business but it seems that we only “allow” financing by the distribution channel. I wonder why other forms of capital investment aren’t being used. Well, one example is the recent purchase by Content Partners of a 50% interest in the CSI franchise.
Terry interviews Philip about Lumberjack, previewed at the HPA Retreat Demo Room in late February.
The product page includes a workflow diagram.
Over at The Mac Observer, John Martellaro writes what I’ve been wanting to say for a long time: almost everything written about Apple by “analysts” is either completely worthless because they know nothing; or is being written to manipulate the stock price.
Apple is not like other companies, which is why analysts et al get it wrong 90% of the time when they’re writing about Apple.
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Netflix was always confident that House of Cards would be a success – as it’s proving to be – because they relied on big data analysis to know the potential before spending the money.
The Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat was, once again, held in Indian Wells, CA. Terence and Philip both attended this year’s retreat and recorded this show immediately after the welcome dinner, Wednesday night.
They discuss the topics from the HPA Tech Retreat, and go off on a few tangents.
According to some reports a YouTube subscription for some of its partner channels is on the cards? If they do, will it become a cable competitor, or will it simply kill those partner channels?
Broadcast Engineers has an article For broadcasters, the name of the game is efficiency which really comes as no surprise:
Finding new and better ways of improving staff productivity and support new and existing distribution channels is key for broadcasters looking to successfully navigate the ever changing competitive landscape and remain relevant in today’s multichannel universe.