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Online TV Viewership Doubles in Two Years

I recently shared my growing interest in watching TV online, noting the Relaunch of the WB — “An Online Video Network” and proclaiming this an indication of things to come. Apparently, it is coming sooner rather later.  In a press release I received today, The Conference Board confirmed that online TV viewing has been gaining […]

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The Relaunch of the WB — An Online Video Network

You may remember the TV network, The WB.  As I recall, a couple of years ago it merged programming schedules with UPN, to form CW. Anyway, The WB website has just been relaunched as an Internet-based video-on-demand network. In addition to new programming, it has past episodes of popular shows such as “Angel,” “Babylon 5,” […]

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Bizarre Back to School Special

Yesterday I received a flier for one of the most bizarre promotions I have ever seen. It was a “Back to School Special” — to have my septic tank pumped. I hope that it is obvious that I have never listed “pump septic tank” on my back-to-school to do list — and it’s hard to […]

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Flipping Houses on TV and in Real Life

Last week’s entry about the TV shows I watch reminds me of a trio of shows I watched in the past—all covering the same theme: “flipping” houses. House flipping—which has no connection to cow tipping—is the art of buying distressed real estate, making quick improvements, and (hopefully) selling it for a profit. The three shows […]

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Summertime TV Shows

I’m tending to watch less and less television (see Watch What You Watch).  Of what I do watch, movies top the list (see Movie Maven), with bits and pieces of sports coming in second.  The number of regular shows that I watch are few in number, three to be exact.  Interestingly, all three broadcast new […]

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Netflix PlayerNet

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a big fan of Netflix (an online movie rental provider).  I enjoy receiving Netflix movies via mail as well as streaming video to my computer (which Netflix added last year). I have wanted to have the best of both worlds, able to watch streaming video on […]

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Does Your TV Do Digital?

This may be new to you or you may already be tired of hearing about it, but over the next year many people will be telling you that your TV may soon be obsolete.  Here’s the scoop: The United States has been in a transition from broadcasting the (old) analog of television signal to a […]

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Watch What You Watch

I understand that the longstanding and contentious strike by the Writer’s Guild of America is over.  Except for coverage of the strike occupying time during the morning news for the past three months, I really wasn’t affected by it. You see, I don’t watch too much TV.  However, that hasn’t always been the case.  A […]