Sports TV Broadcasting Research Paper

March 16, 2010

Courtesy of Jeff Booth. Cartoon for The Daily. March 2, 2010, referred to the preliminary USA-Canada hockey game at the Vancouver Olympics.

As Spanish—and I even would say European—student who lives in the US since October 2009, among the things that surprised me the most were several related to the TV: the network system and the relation between the big names—CBS, ABC and NBC—and local stations, the time zones, the fact that everybody seems to watch cable even if they can get the signal from the main networks for free, no strong public broadcaster, almost no pay-TV, the huge amount of channels that I’ll never want to watch…

Then I decided to focus my research for the Evolution and Trends in Digital Media Technologies class in sports TV broadcasting. I compared how legislation and market have framed that kind of broadcasting in both Western Europe and the United States, what is the situation nowadays and what can happen in the future.

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Sports TV Broadcasting presentation

March 3, 2010

Sports broadcasting is a huge business that has changed the relation between fans, clubs, broadcasters and even sponsors. In this presentation I try to analyze the reasons behind the success of this kind of broadcasting, state what’s the situation today and forecast what can happen in the near future.

In the paper I focus more on the—historical—differences between broadcasting in Western Europe and the US, while the presentation relies more on basic ideas related to sports broadcasting.


Emoticons, chat rooms and youtube videos

March 2, 2010

Reflections after reading the paper:
Lo, O. W.-Y., & Leung, L. (2009). Effects of gratification-opportunities and gratifications-obtained on preferences of instant messaging and e-mail among college students. Telematics and Informatics. 26 (2), 156.

One of my first articles when I started to work at my hometown newspaper almost ten years ago was a text on IRC, the first popular real-time message system in Spain. I had never used it, and even have heard that its decline had started because of ICQ and MSN Messenger. But my editor wanted something about online flirting and how ‘weird young people’ developed relationships in the internet. Read the rest of this entry »

The Greek crisis and the tragedy of the commons

February 15, 2010

The first of January of 2002 the Euro became the official currency for the citizens of twelve of the countries of the European Union, what has since been named the Eurozone. After that other four countries have joined the Eurozone. The Euro is also used in another five European countries that are not officially part of the Eurozone.

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Motivators for the intention to use mobile TV

February 9, 2010

Presentation and comment based on the paper:

Choi, Y. K., Kim, J., & McMillan, S. J. (2009). Motivators for the intention to use mobile TV: A comparison of South Korean males and females. International Journal of Advertising. 28 (1), 147.

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Preliminary annotated bibliography

February 4, 2010
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Questions on Whither Moore’s Law

February 3, 2010

Four questions that pops-up after reading the chapter “Whither Moore’s Law? The Future of Semiconductors”, from:

Christensen, C. M., Anthony, S. D., & Roth, E. A. (2004). Seeing what’s next: Using the theories of innovation to predict industry change. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

What influence can the arrival of new and lighter Operating Systems—Chrome OS, even iPad OS—and the proliferation of cloud computing have in the market of computer microprocessors in a moment where faster processing may not be needed for “good enough” use?

How can the Toyota recall fix serve as a lesson for entrant microprocessors’ manufacturers when they are trying to speed up their processes?

Modern devices that uses semiconductors are many times ‘disposable’. Why does the microprocessor need to be that advanced if it cannot be reused?

How can Apple’s move creating their own A4 chip for the iPad be an example of the needless of IDMs as Intel and the market call to a higher customization?


New project proposal

February 2, 2010

Thesis question: How has the market development and legal regulation defined the different way sports are broadcasted and consumed via TV in USA and the European Union?

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Hitler’s answer to the iPad

January 28, 2010

Here we have an angry early adopter who was waiting for a revolutionary new product and finds it just evolutionary.

Via Paolo


The Victorian Internet, by Tom Standage

January 25, 2010

Standage, T. (1998). The Victorian Internet: The remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth centuryʼs on-line pioneers. New York: Walker & Company.

Truth is stranger than fiction, and none of the 19th century Feuilletons—a bastard and popular literary genre full of love, mystery, revenge and exoticism—could equal the thrilling facts that led to the invention of the—electric—telegraph and other technologies such as the telephone, the lightbulb or the teleprinter, as with the culture that flourished around the first net that communicated instantaneously the whole world.

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