Blame It On The Internet: Survival Methods Required For Canadian Broadcast Industry

Toronto consultant Alan Sawyer tells an Interactive Ontario panel on the future of Canadian broadcasting that an “Influx of U.S. content will dwarf or obliterate Canadian media industry unless survival methods taken”.

The Rediscovery Of Over-The-Air TV

Randy Hoffner feels that consumers are “rediscovering” free over-the-air HDTV despite the FUD of the cable industry. He also notes that “This trend is not popular with cable companies, of course. The Times article quotes one cable company spokesman, for Time Warner Cable, trying to generate some FUD by saying, “There are always risks involved with going over-the-air or using an antenna to receive a digital picture, mainly because digital airwaves are not as forgiving as analog airwaves and are always subject to interference.” Risks aside, it has been this viewer’s experience that off-air reception of DTV signals is considerably better, in some problem areas at least, than off-air reception of analog TV signals.” Complete article at

Heiko Sparenberg – Digital Cinema Project Manager For Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute Will Talk About “Immersive Media” At Hollywood Post Alliance Annual Tech Retreat

Fraunhofer’s 180 degree Stereoscopic Panorama Camera Rig

Heiko Sparenberg, Digital Cinema Project Manager for Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute will talk about “immersive media,” a panoramic application that records from multiple directions at the same time so that viewers control where they look. The publicly funded research project, called PRIME, enabled its creation of a multi-layered approach to the process.

The show will also feature Fraunhofer’s 180 degree Stereoscopic Panorama Camera Rig and MicroHDTV Ultracompact Multiformat CMOS HDTV camera can be used for cinema and broadcast applications (there are minor differences in the housing depending on the application). Its Digital Cinema Package (DCP) software, specifically the easyDCP Creator and easyDCP Player, create and play back stereoscopic signals on a standard PC.

PlayStation 3 Finally Hacked

After over three years on the market, the PlayStation 3 has finally been hacked. Famous iPhone hacker George Hotz, aka “GeoHot”, has become the first to achieve the feat.

And Now… The Rest Of The Story…. J. Edgar Hoover and Broadcaster Paul Harvey Were Longtime Friends

New documents show longtime friendship between J. Edgar Hoover and deceased broadcaster Paul Harvey.

In Tomorrows Web Social Media Will Be Its Largest Component

Mashable: In Tomorrows Web Social Media Will Be Its Largest Component.

O’Reilly: Dropped DRM – Sales Increase By 104%

In the 18 months since O’Reilly stopped using DRM on its ebooks, sales have increased by 104%.