Television

By CWhite1
  • BBC

    BBC
    The privately owned BBC was the world's first national broadcasting organisation. It was founded on 18 October 1922 as the British Broadcasting Company Ltd by the British General Post Office (GPO) and a group of six telecommunications companies—Marconi, Radio Communication Company, Metropolitan-Vickers (MetroVick), General Electric, Western Electric, and British Thomson-Houston (BTH)—to broadcast experimental radio services.
  • CBS

    CBS
    CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network, and continues to operate a radio network and a portfolio of large market television and radio stations. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. It is the second largest broadcaster in the world behind the BBC.
  • Direct Tv

    Direct Tv
    DirecTV, branded as DIRECTV, is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider and broadcaster based in El Segundo, California. Its satellite service, launched on June 17, 1994, transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, Ibero-America, and the Anglophone Caribbean. Its primary competitors are Dish Network and cable television providers. At the end of 2011, DirecTV had 19.89 million subscribers.
  • History of FOX

    History of FOX
    20th Century Fox was involved in the television production as early as the 1950s. The company produced several syndicated programs during this era. In November 1956, 20th Century-Fox purchased 50% of the NTA Film Network, an early syndicator of films and television programs. Following the demise of the DuMont Television Network, NTA was launched as a new "fourth network".
  • Dish Network

    Dish Network
    Dish Network Corporation, commonly known as DISH, is an American direct broadcast satellite service provider. The company provides satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services to commercial and residential customers in the United States. As of September 2012, the company provided services to just over fourteen million subscribers and has approximately 34,000 employees (with more than 25,000 employees located within the United States).
  • The Beginning

    The Beginning
    was developed by Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay through a corporation they named "Teleworld" which was later renamed to TiVo, Inc. Though they originally intended to create a home network device, it was redesigned as a device that records digitized video onto a hard disk. They began the first public trials of the TiVo device and service in late 1998 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Netflix

    Netflix
    Founded in 1997 in Scotts Valley, California
  • Netflix goes Viral

    Netflix goes Viral
    Netflix made their own website on April 14, 1998. They had only 30 employees and 925 works available for rent. Netflix introduced the monthly subscription in September 1999.
  • Too Much Work

    Too Much Work
    After exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 1999, Mike Ramsay announced to the company that the first version of the TiVo digital video recorder would ship despite an estimated four to five months of work remaining to complete the device.
  • Partners in Crime

    Partners in Crime
    In early 2000, TiVo partnered with electronics manufacturer Thomson Multimedia (now Technicolor SA) and broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting to deliver the TiVo service in the UK market. This partnership resulted in the Thomson PVR10UK, a stand-alone receiver released in October 2000 that was based on the original reference design used in the United States by both Philips and Sony.
  • Combination

    In the beginning of 2000, TiVo and DirectTv combined. The first unit from them was called the Phillips DSR6000. Because of DirecTivo's popularity, people mistaken TiVo to be a unit of DirectTv. In reality, 3/4 of TiVos used today is made by this combination.
  • Sources of Revenue

    Tivo has four primary sources of revenue: hardware, service, advertising, and data reporting. TiVo doesn't make that much profit off hartdware. The service thought it would be best to make the monthly fee $9.95 os so to appeal the customers.The TiVo platform is a great area for targeted advertising. Since TiVo knows exactly which programs its customers watch, they can extrapolate demographic data with very good accuracy, then pinpoint advertising in the TiVo interface to specific TiVo customers.
  • Apple TV

    Apple TV
    Apple TV is a digital media receiver developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is a small form factor network appliance designed to play digital content from the iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Flickr, iCloud, MLB.tv, NBA League Pass, NHL GameCenter, or any Mac OS X or Windows computer running iTunes on an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television.
  • The Name "Hulu"

    The Name "Hulu"
    In Mandarin, Hulu has two interesting meanings, each highly relevant to our mission. The primary meaning interested us because it is used in an ancient Chinese proverb that describes the Hulu as the holder of precious things. It literally translates to "gourd," and in ancient times, the Hulu was hollowed out and used to hold precious things. The secondary meaning is "interactive recording." We saw both definitions as appropriate bookends and highly relevant to the mission of Hulu.
  • Vevo

    Vevo
    Vevo is a joint venture music video website operated by Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Abu Dhabi Media with EMI licensing its content to the group without taking an ownership stake.The service was launched officially on December 8, 2009.The videos on Vevo are syndicated across the web, with Google and Vevo sharing the advertising revenue.
  • YouTube

    YouTube
    Created by Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, and Chad Hurley.Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • The Availability of Vevo

    The Availability of Vevo
    The vevo.com website is currently available only in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Brazil. The website was scheduled to go worldwide in 2010, but as of 1 January 2013 it was still not available outside these countries.
  • Hulu

    Hulu
    Hulu is a website and over-the-top (OTT) subscription service offering ad-supported on-demand streaming video of TV shows, movies, webisodes and other new media, trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage from NBC, Fox, ABC, TBS, and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in Japan and the United States and its overseas territories.
  • FOX Broadcasting company

    FOX Broadcasting company
    The Fox Broadcasting Company (commonly referred to as simply Fox or the Fox Network, and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network owned by the Fox Entertainment Group division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Launched on October 9, 1986, Fox was the highest-rated broadcast network in the 18–49 demographic from 2004 to 2009.
  • The History of Apple TV

    The History of Apple TV
    Apple TV was unveiled as a work in progress called "iTV" at a press conference in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2006. Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrated a modified Front Row interface using the Apple Remote. Industry experts described the appliance as a "short Mac Mini". Jobs announced that Apple would start taking pre-orders for Apple TV on January 9, 2007, at the Macworld Conference & Expo.