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").
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.
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.
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.