Posts Tagged ‘Sky News’

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Live UK football for iPhone users [streaming revenues]

November 10, 2009
As Labor Talks Continue, NY Times Company Threatens To Shutter Boston Globe

Being surrounded by newsroom cuts, lay offs, everyone is wondering about the irritatingly future of the media industry,one even suggested to allow sports betting on newspaper Web sites case in point,some British newspapers make millions on betting games like Bingo.Another one,Arthur Gelb wondered about the virtue of getting some Vegas showgirls in the newsroom, doing a little performance and charging admission.Desperate measures for desperates times as Maureen Dowd put it so eloquently.

Because its a matter of facts,the british media BSkyB jumped the shark as they always do in term of innovative solutions and proposed their users to watch live sports on Sky Sports and ESPN as well as Sky News over a wi-fi connection for £6 a month.Smart Coup ! Just imagine millions of football fans in the UK with millions of Ipods watching in amazement Chelsea vs Barcelona; that’s called how to be a billoinnaire !

Maybe the newspaper industry should take a lesson from this: charging for mobile content delivery.With millions of phone users around the world they might have a chance to turn profitable !

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Tuesday News Round Up

November 10, 2009
1257782841_gosselin-johnston-290credit : New York Daily News

Our  favorites two famewhores who will use anything in their obsession for attention explained us that they were totally made for each other.Jon Gosselin and Levi Johnston appeared together in Times Square in NYC on Sunday. Levi was in town for his Playgirl shoot when he says he ran into Gosselin, who was in town filming commercials. The two posed for photos in near-identical pea coats. “You never know when celebrities turn up,” one onlooker marveled.We might accidentally see in horror and amazement Jon Gosselin showing it all before the camera for the next Playgirl issue ;a prerequisite for landing a scary movie gig in Hollywood.

Rupert Murdoch says he wants one of his children to succeed him at News Corp. “I am sure one of them will emerge,” he says. “It would be nice.” His family, with about 40% of the voting rights, will “have a lot of say.” Murdoch, 78, adds that he will step down “when I start to lose it.”Meanwhile he told Sky News interviewer David Speers that he will remove his news sites — The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Times of London and many more — from Google’s search index.Watch the interview

AOL is appointing Susan Lyne, the former CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, to its board of directors, as the online company continues to put its leadership together ahead of its spinoff from Time Warner. The spinoff is still expected before year-end.

Village Voice Media, the publisher of 14 local U.S. publications, including the 54-year-old Village Voice, is focusing on growth in Internet advertising, with its recently launched Voice Local Network. The Internet side of the business is up 75% from last year.

And Gabourey Sidibe a plus-size, African-American actress with less-than-perfect features – fits no casting agents definition of a leading lady. But she is not deterred. I never wanted to be an actress, said Sidibe, 24, the star of the just-released Precious, whose understated performance as an abused, 350-lb, illiterate teenager has garnered critical acclaim and unexpectedly catapulted her onto the shortlist of potential Oscar nominees

Andre Agassi is primarily concerned with Andre Agassi, according to a New York Times review of his ghostwritten autobiography Open. Reviewer Janet Maslinwrites that Agassi’s interests do not extend far “beyond tennis, more tennis, the misery of tennis, the way sportswriters misunderstand tennis and the irritating celebrity that tennis stardom confers.”

Other admissions from the book: Agassi took crystal meth in 1997, the worst year of his career; he’s lied about his love of tennis to interviewers over the years; and his frosted mullets may have included portions of toupee. Maslin calls the book “anticlimactic” but says it is saved by “somebody on the memoir team” with “great gifts for heart-tugging drama.

source: LevineBreakingNews