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Google Adding 'Channels' to YouTube, Looking to Compete With TV

Google is looking to make some major changes to YouTube in an attempt to keep up with the expansion in services that allow users to stream content directly to their TVs. Sources close to the matter told the Wall Street Journal that YouTube is planning to introduce new channels on the site, featuring both professionally produced, original content, as well as content that already exists on the...

Get Your Glasses Ready: 24/7 3-D TV Launches Sunday on DirecTV

Next week, two channels will begin broadcasting 3-D programming around the clock, albeit to a limited audience. 3net, a 3-D joint venture from IMAX, Discovery and Sony, will launch on Sunday night, just one day before ESPN begins full-time broadcasting on ESPN 3D. For the moment, 3net plans to air many of the same shows on loop, including 20 hours of original programming in February. The...

FCC Plans to Open Vacated TV Spectrum for 'Super Wi-Fi'

Most of the recent headlines regarding the FCC focus on the battle over Net neutrality. Lost among the haranguing over tiered service and packet prioritization, the debate about so-called white space has fallen by the wayside. But, with the fight to preserve an unrestricted Web temporarily on hold, the regulating body is finally moving to approve the unlicensed use of the spaces that exist between...

NBC Lays Out 2008 Beijing Olympics Coverage Plans

Just in case it didn't really sink in last August, NBC is gearing up to air 3,600 hours of Olympics coverage this year. Yeah, 3,600 hours. So, how are mere plebeians supposed to watch that much content? With a couple HD DVRs, you ought to have no troubles at all. Hailed as the "most ambitious single media project in history," NBC Universal will be broadcasting across seven different NBC...

Radiohead To Do Free Web Show on New Year's Eve

Who needs to go out on New Year's Eve? Not you -- it's amateur night. You don't want to fight for a drink at the bar, there will be several hundred people crowded into your favorite night spot designed for 50, and who wants to go to their friends party anyway? The question is: What do you do if you stay in on New Years? You can't ignore it, it's on every channel, and Dick Clark's "New Year's...