In July ABC.com will debut streaming high definition videos through the Internet. Standard HD material distributed through the cable networks eats roughly 12 – 19 mbs, while the online videos coming through the ABC service will be compressed between 850 kilobit and 2 megabit per second. But since they are using a completely new codec from On2 Technologies, the quality should be quite good anyway.
ABC.com’s HD channel, such as it is, will first feature a limited amount of content from its most popular primetime series, including Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty. When ABC launches its new season in September, the site will expand the HD lineup.
How ABC.com Plans to Deliver HD Online [multichannel.com]
If you have the time and the bandwidth, I recommend that you take a look at the video-on-demand stream of todays keynote from Apple. If you have limited time you can check out just the iPhone introduction in a separate stream. The iPhone is a truly impressive little gadget…
Macworld San Francisco 2007 Keynote address [Apple.com]
The Venice Project is the latest project from super swede Niklas Zennström, the man behind Kazaa and Skype. This time their main target is television and Gigaom has published a great story about the project and put up some exclusive screen shots. Check it out.
Inside The Venice Project & exclusive screen shots [gigaom.com]
Update: There’s a story over at Gizmodo based on the article above: Venice Project Hands On: This Is Going To Kill YouTube.
The world’s most popular online game will soon have it’s first game expansion called World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Here’s an unofficial cam of the rendered intro to the game that will be released on January 16, 2007…
Thanks to Gizmodo we can give you a full demonstration of Playstation 3′s capabilites in regards to media playback. Everything from the live thumnbnails you get while browsing video clips to the 3D photo album looks really, really good. Impressive stuff. Check it out.