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ABC’s free online television big successexternal link

Posted on June 20th 2006 by Arthur in Disney, Pop culture, Television, Websites & Tools

Unsurprisingly, Disney announced today that it’s free online broadcasts of ABC shows, including Desperate Housewives and Lost, were a big hit. The shows were watched more than 11 million times online in the first month of the test, and an online exit survey showed that 87 percent of respondents could recall the advertisers that sponsored the episodes they watched. A retooled version of the free site, with more shows and features, will be launched in the fall. Unfortunately the free site is only available to Internet users in the United States, but there are easy ways around this.

Bluths go their separate ways

Posted on April 3rd 2006 by Arthur in Pop culture, Television

Oh no! It’s officially over for my favorite TV comedy; Arrested Development will not be picked up by Showtime next season, as rumors circulating for months had suggested. More »

CNN Europe TV changes appearance

Posted on February 11th 2006 by Arthur in Pop culture, Television

CNN Europe today changed their TV look. The familiar American red and blue interface has been replaced by a much more British, simple, boxy look. More »

Google: “We’re sorry, but this video is not available in your country”

Posted on January 12th 2006 by Arthur in Life in Holland, Pop culture, Television

This week’s newly launched Google Video Store has been very badly received by the press and the blogosphere (“So far it’s just a really crap web site,” writes The Register‘s Ashley Vance). Personally I am very disappointed that the TV shows available in the new video store (CSI, Survivor, Star Trek, to name a few) are not available outside the United States. More »

More TV on the Internet

Posted on December 6th 2005 by Arthur in Pop culture, Television

Apple today expanded their selection of TV shows on their iTunes Music Store. ABC’s Lost and Desperate Housewives have been available since October, but today new and old shows from NBC, Sci-Fi and USA were added. Also this week CNN started online television with their new CNN Pipeline service, with four commercial-free live feeds for $2.95 per month.
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Lucas talks about the changing movie businessexternal link

Posted on November 25th 2005 by Arthur in Pop culture, Television

George Lucas talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the end of DVD’s and the future of pay-per-view.

Confusing news ticker on Fox News

Posted on November 14th 2005 by Arthur in Pop culture, Television

Since recently we get the American Fox News on our Casema digital television receiver here in the Netherlands, and I have noticed that they don’t seem to understand how the news ticker along the bottom of their screen should work. They put their Fox News logo at the end of every sentence, even if the same story continues in the next sentence. More »

Arrested Development cancelled again

Posted on November 13th 2005 by Arthur in Pop culture, Television

Fox has made a huge mistake. This week the extremely hilarious sitcom Arrested Development was sadly cancelled again, and FOX has reduced the episodes for this third and final season to 13. Sign the online petition at to save Arrested Development! More »