Boston Strikes...Will Hollywoodland?
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Congrats to the Boston Red Sox in their second World Series title in four years.
While I was hoping for a little bit more drama than another sweep (as were, I'm sure, the advertisers and Major League Baseball), the Sox were clearly the better team and deserved the win.
Kudos to the Colorado Rockies for making it to their first World Series. I expect this will be the first of many future trips.
Speaking of trips, my eyes have recovered well from my LASIK surgery last Thursday, so well, in fact, that I was able to see my golf ball zoom down the fairways of Austin's classic Riverside golf course yesterday just fine.
Good thing, and just in time for the debut of Hulu, the NBC/Universal-News Corp. online video service intended to compete with the YouTubes and Veohs of the world.
Kara Swisher admits she was sharpening her knives to start carving up the Hulu turkey, but concedes upon an early glance there's enough there there to at least to take a second look.
However, she points out there's no user-generated content (What? No skateboarding bulldogs!?) and downloading content (Goodbye iPod contingent), but that you can email links of videos from Fox, NBC, and over fifteen cable channels.
Also, the long tail of at least some of TV's past is being resurfaced.
Dude, I am SO checking out me some vintage Telly Savalas. "Who loves ya, baby?"
For you young digerati who don't know who "Kojak" is, read about it on Wikipedia, then kick back in your comfy browser and get ready for some 1970s prime time action.
The merchandising potential alone is killing me. Anybody for going long on Tootsie Roll Pops?!
So could Hollywoodland finally be realizing the power of the Long Tail and...duh...start monetizing that 60+ year archive?
And just in time for the looming writer's strike?