Shelly Palmer

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    TV/Video Web Inversion: It’s Just a Question of When

    “Is There an Ad Supported Internet Video Business?” There are only three business models: I pay, You pay, or Someone else pays In the media distribution business this is well understood. Networks and stations are ad supported (someone else pays). Premium networks charge a monthly subscription fee (you pay), etc. And, in...

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    ESPN Mobile R.I.P.

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC On its Web site, ESPN Mobile says that it has "decided to change the direction of Mobile ESPN." This is, of course, a euphemism for "sorry we tanked, your new phone may now be used as a paperweight or a very...

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    It’s Time To Completely Overhaul Music Licensing!

    We live in a world of democratized production. Anyone with a compelling idea can use ubiquitously available hardware and software to create remarkably popular content. Funtwo, for example, has enjoyed over 7 million views of a video he created with a home video camera (one camera position, very few edits). The subject...

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    I’ve Seen The Future, And It’s Confusing!

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC It’s the dawn of a new year–filled with excitement, possibilities and promise. By now all of the new HDTV sets are hooked up, new iPods are formatted, iTunes accounts are set up, and BitTorrent 4.2.2 is properly installed. Let the media...

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    Who Are The Real Pirates?

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Managing Director, Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC We hear the content industry and rights holders complaining about piracy everyday: file sharing, physical piracy, theft-of-services, derivative works, etc. But has anyone stopped to think about how many times consumers are asked to pay for the same content? Computer files...