A thrilling game. A random blackout. A Destiny's Child reunion. Unfathomable amounts of chicken wings.
We recently ran across this story on NPR that looks at how baseball fans can connect to the World Series online. The post starts by noting that technology is changing what "TV" is:
The PAC-12 Now iPhone app landed in the Apple App Store today, connecting college sports fans with the content they care about on the go.
I caught up with Summer Sanders recently at the PAC-12 Network launch, where we discussed the new TV home of the conference of champions, the power of TV-Everywhere, and even danced like robots!
On the PAC-12 Network Launch:
"It's a privilege to be here. It's just such a fun day. There's a lot of excitement, and a lot of anxiety . . . but to be a part of it and watch it happen is really a special moment."
Despite some Internet grumblings over tape-delays, Nielsen has logged record ratings for NBC and the Olympics. In total, 18.8 percent of TV households and 34.9 million viewers tuned in to the tape-delayed opening ceremony, according to the research firm. The Olympics have shot the peacock network to the top of the charts.
It's officially Olympics season. NBC's already sunk $1.3 billion into the games, hoping it can effectively promote the network's fall lineup during commercial breaks in front of a large engaged audience. The network is planning to broadcast and stream more than 5,500 hours of coverage across nine channels, 2,000 more hours than the last time around at the Beijing Olympics.
The London Olympics are just around the corner. Though it's been hailed as the "Sociolympics" (blame the marketers, not us for that), there's a question of whether people will be watching the games online.
Expect a social and interactive Super Bowl come Sunday. Obama was easy going in his official post-State of the Union Google Plus Hangout. YouTube might start a subscription service. All that and more in your weekly rewind.