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Friday, May 4, 2012

NBC Politics Launches iPad App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2012/05/03/nbc-...able+(Mashable)

"NBC Politics launched a new iPad and iPhone app Thursday that lets users keep tabs on the latest news coming out of the 2012 race to the White House."

Like any of these political apps, I tend to be cautious about believing everything in them but I'll add this one to the group I have on my iPad. The coolest thing about this app is the simulator that will come in handy this fall. Besides being universal and free and available now that is.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TNT and TBS Now on the iPad and iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/...-ipad-for-free/

"With television networks bringing iOS applications to market, an acquisition of Hulu has likely become slightly less attractive. While ABC has provided ad-supported television episodes on the iPad since launch, three more networks joined the fun."

A few days ago it was NBC joining the iPad (and iPhone) app family, and now TNT and TBS have jumped into the pool with their own apps. Glad to see more and more networks adding apps so we can watch episodes anywhere. Now if only Fox would do the same thing outside of Hulu Plus.

Tags: software, iphone, tv, nbc, ipad, ios, tnt, tbs

Monday, February 28, 2011

iTunes to Continue to Offer NBC (Comcast) Downloadable Content

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple News" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...bc_content.html

"Comcast agreed to continue licensing of NBC content to online video services like Apple's iTunes in order to receive government approval of its acquisition of broadcast network NBC."

Owning both the content and a primary delivery mechanism, Comcast has agreed to continue providing NBC programs to the iTunes Store. Obviously being scrutinized by the regulatory folks has had an impact, but, now a user can cancel their Comcast account, and still buy and watch NBC content via iTunes, and, pay Comcast indirectly. Seems like a win-win for Comcast, but, alas, they're still holding-out on providing streaming content for Apple TV 2. 


Monday, September 27, 2010

Viacom and CBS Also Say No to Apple TV and iTunes Rentals

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.edibleapple.com/viacom-a...+(Edible+Apple)

"Thus far, only 2 networks (ABC and FOX) have jumped on board Apple's $0.99 rental model for individual TV episodes. Meanwhile, executives from both Warner Brothers and NBC Universal have explained that the low price point for individual episodes is not something they're willing to get behind out of fear that it undermines the quality of their content."

CBS is more on the fence about it than Viacom is, saying "let's see how this works out," but with the recent removal of Jeff Zucker as CEO of NBC, perhaps they might rethink their position at NBC and be the third network in the stable. Once the other networks see how well (or how bad) this deal is for their networks, it may change things up a bit. Seems kind of funny though, when the networks will allow streaming via Netflix but not via iTunes. According to this Ars Technica story, the networks get a flat rate and no viewer metrics (such as how many times watched, etc) from Netflix and that is ok, but to get a percentage of sales and also get some metrics isn't ok? I would think they would be able to utilize the information they can get from iTunes and it would be a benefit. But it matters not as long as you aren't totally committed to Apple products and nothing else. There are still lots of options out there, namely Hulu, Netflix and Boxee.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

NBC Says No!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.tipb.com/2010/09/22/nbc-...ne,+iPad,+iPod)

"Doesn't look like NBC will be joining iTunes' $0.99 TV show rental service anytime soon, as CEO Jeff Zucker thinks it's not enough to charge for 22-44 min. of... whatever soon to be cancelled sitcom they've shoved up against that inane reality show on that other network."

This goes back to the previous post, about an all in one digital living room. This story is a perfect example of why you aren't going to get everything on one device at this time (unless you want to keep paying for overpriced cable or satellite access), because you will never get everyone to agree on pricing or usage or distribution. I may need something different for various programs I like to watch, be it Hulu or Boxee or iTunes. My media appetite isn't going to be fulfilled with one device. For now anyway.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Keep Up With the Olympics With Your iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nbc-...d350641299?mt=8

"Experience the best of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games with the NBC Olympics app. Follow all the action with the live real-time updates on every event from Vancouver. Check out NBC Olympics video clips and highlights, news stories for every sport, results & schedules, and updated medal counts. Plus, you can follow your favorite nations, sports and athletes on Facebook and Twitter - all from your phone."

Once they fixed a few bugs, they turned this into a pretty good app for following the Olympics in Vancouver, and best of all it is free. Or you can always check out the mobile Yahoo site at m.yahoo.com/olympics that has updated Olympic coverage. If you are actually planning on attending, check out the two "essential apps" according to Macworld in their article posted here.


Friday, May 29, 2009

NBC Unleashes Hulu Desktop App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/05/28/hulu...e-to-mac-users/

"NBC's online video site, Hulu, has launched a desktop app that allows Mac users to watch Hulu content without using a web browser, and with full Apple Remote support. After all of the boxee nastiness, I'm a bit surprised by the development. That doesn't mean this isn't still exciting."

I just downloaded this on my MBP, and I must say it works great! Love the clean interface and it is very responsive. You do have to manually turn off any screen savers, but the Apple Remote works perfectly with it. Hulu has a version for Windows and one for Macs, so either way you are covered. I don't use Hulu a lot, typically for a few shows like Parks and Recreation or Fight Girls, shows that I can't get on my DVR for various reasons. Now when I use it, the viewing experience is going to be so much nicer.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Steve Jobs Parodied on NBC's "Chuck"

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 01:00 PM

http://i.gizmodo.com/5203049/nbcs-c...e-as-steve-jobs

"MacWorld and our good buddy Stevesie are ripe for parody, and NBC's comedy-with-stuff-blowing-up Chuck has stepped up to the plate. Check out the clip below, it's got some great zingers."

Steve would never wear a Hawaiian shirt.

Just sayin'.

Tags: jobs, parody, nbc, chuck

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