We started a Web site, but NBC refused to let us put the address on any of our ads because they didn’t want people to know the Internet existed. They were worried about losing viewers to it.
Sums up the entertainment industry pretty well. (via parislemon)
In a way, they were right (ratings as a whole are down, people aren’t watching TV as much), but in another way, this was so shortsighted.
» It ain’t easy being rich: Oh wait, clearly, it is. In addition to the $5 million unfrozen by the New Zealand court, Dotcom has also been given permission to sell nine luxury vehicles; most notably, a custom modified 2009 Mercedes E500 and 2008 Rolls Royce Coupe. All of this, of course, is separate from a court ruling earlier this month which also granted Mr. Dotcom with a monthly stipend of $48,300 for living expenses, medical expenses, and legal fees. Our hearts go out to Kim Dotcom. Sounds like he’s really suffering.
» Those numbers were enough to beat the Nielsen ratings almost every major cable news network — including CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC — leaving Fox News as the lone out-performer with 803,000 viewers. The folks at UStream don’t seem to think it was a fluke either. “This speaks to how much more sophisticated social media tools are getting on the web,” said company spokesman Tony Riggins, adding, “Consumers are adapting technologies to get news now from sources like Ustream.”