HBO, in partnership with Warner Bros. TV, is reportedly developing a TV series based on Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" trilogy. The project will be written and co-produced by Jonathan Nolan ("Interstellar").
CEO Jim Yager says Barrington Broadcasting hasn't ruled out the possibility of sharing retransmission fees with broadcast networks. "We think that would be foolish if we can get a higher return out of retransmission consent than we are currently getting or see in the foreseeable future," Yager said.
Cable and broadcast pioneer Peter Storer, a past NAB TV Board Chairman and member of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Management Hall of Fame, died Nov. 8 at his home in Saratoga, Wyo.
A new Mobile DTV tuner by Concept Enterprises clears the way for clean reception of local broadcasting while you drive. Smaller than a BlackBerry phone, the tuner will be available in December for a list price of $499.
Intel, Adobe and Amazon.com are among the high-tech leaders expected to make big announcements during this week's third Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Speakers will include a "who's who" of the online world, including Barry Diller, chairman and CEO of IAC/InteractiveCorp, Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom and Google CEO Eric Schmidt.