Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cable Tightens Its Belt

Now the National Geographic Channel, probably one of the most aesthetic and educational channels on cable, has been moved to digital cable channel 450. Basic Cable viewers are now unable to experience the high quality production work of people who have the most respect for the environment.

The channel perhaps needed to be moved to digital to take full advantage of high definition video signal, but denying a majority of the cable subscribers such good programming may be dire for the company itself, as well as the overall behavior of an audience denied the education provided by the National Geographic Channel.

Does Comcast Cable hate the environment? Maybe, if they get their kicks blocking environmental programming from the basic cable audience?

Do we need Comcast to get access to National Geographic? No. we can now go to

The Internet Prevails again, proving that even cable television will subside along with the rest of the old broadcast television, radio and print media. Goodbye Comcast. Lots o' luck.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Old Media tries to fight back.

The old media suddenly awoke from dirt being shoveled onto its face. Looking up it finally realizes where it is and is trying to claw out of its grave. Viacom is suing YouTube. The Internet is killing the cable and satellite television star.

A judge ruled in favor of Viacom getting information on all the YouTube viewers of Viacom's video clips posted on YouTube.

At first I was furious that a judge would violate everyone's privacy like that. According to Wired Magazine, Viacom thinks its content is more popular and that YouTube made most of its money from Viacom video clips.

If I were a judge and heard that statement used as an argument, I would let Viacom role back into its grave by allowing YouTube the opportunity to prove that the overwhelming majority of its videos are user created, and finally shine a light on Viacom's tombstone, you know, like the scene from A Christmas Carol where Death points a finger at the grave of old Ebenezer Scrooge, only for Viacom, they're decades too late.

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