Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

Extended Lost Season 4 Trailer

December 19, 2007

I can’t wait for 21 Jan 2008. The new season looks like its going to be a good one. Something worth the wait!


First Look: Bionic Woman

July 16, 2007

NBC has posted a 4 minute teaser for the new Bionic Woman. Reminds me of the Million Dollar Man from the Eighties also known as “Die Man van Staal” for us South Africans who relied on the good old SABC for our entertainment.

Looks really good.

Multichoice’s Future Plans

June 21, 2007

Today, in an article on ITWeb, Multichoice‘s CEO spoke about the companies future plans to compete in the South African television market.

The introduction of mobile TV, IPTV and VOD forms part of the broadcasters key strategy of new platform development and delivery channels.

New offerings from the company will include:

  1. DSTV Mobile – Mobile TV via DVB-H to mobile devices
  2. DSTV Broadband – VHS quality content via the DSTV website. The ability to view or download content that has appeared on the DSTV channels.
  3. DSTV Extra – Video on Demand (VOD). Content automatically downloaded to the PVR decoder unlocked for a fee to be viewed at any time. Expected end of 2007.

About 18 months ago, whilst working for Multichoice, I pitched the concept of PVR Podcasting to the Exco. I produced the following video explaining the concept.

The idea was to simply allow for user generated content such as Podcasts to be automatically downloaded to a PVR decoder. Users would subscribe to community produced shows and have them streamed to their decoders via satellite. Imagine submitting a home made movie featuring your new house and then having all your friends and family view it on their decoders right in their living rooms. No need for a computer, a slow internet connection, downloads, live streaming etc.

Here is the video.

Another amazing performance!

June 15, 2007

Britain’s Got Talent is a new show by Simon Cowell which is currently on in the UK. One of the contestants is an Cellphone salesman who sings Opera. His first audition was brilliant but his latest performance of Con Te Partiro was truly amazing.

Here is the video on YouTube

Jericho Saved

June 6, 2007


“Jericho” creator and executive producer Carol Barbee said Tuesday. CBS executives are in discussions with the show’s producers and actors to resuscitate the show  — killed just last month — for an eight-episode run in mid-season.

“The idea would not be to bring it for eight and out, but to bring it back for eight with the hope that it would keep going,” Barbee said. “They’re making deals with the actors and there’s other logistical stuff to work out too. ‘Swingtown’ [a new drama] was supposed to take over the same stages so it’s a lot about the logistics of how to work out a schedule that works for all of us.”

If the actors sign on the dotted line — and those deals should be in place in the next day or two — Barbee said “Jericho” junkies will get their way.


Jericho back from the dead?

June 6, 2007


Fans of the now defunct CBS apocalyptic thriller “Jericho” have been blitzing the programming offices of CBS with peanuts, petitions, phone calls, letters and emails by the hundreds of thousands, almost from the very second the network announced the show would not be returning for a second season.

Now word from Michael Ausiello, columnist for TV Guide, is that CBS is a hairs-breath away from bringing back the show for a shortened season’s worth of new episodes to give it a proper send-off that will allow for some resolution to the fate of the town and its residents.

“Multiple sources are telling me that CBS is this close to sealing a deal to bring Jericho back for at least eight episodes, possibly at mid-season,” Ausiello wrote. “My spies caution that this is in no way official, but it certainly sounds like it could be by day’s end.”


Lost Season 3 Highlights

June 1, 2007

If you lucky enough to have already seen season 3 of the hit series Lost then the following post on TV Squad is for you. They list the hightlights from the latest season including Answers, Answers, Answers, The Others and a number of highlights.


Lost season 3 ends on a high

May 31, 2007

I managed to watch the double season finale of Lost  last night. The last few episodes have really been exceptional rejuvenating my interest in the show. It’s pretty much right up there with the likes of Heroes and House.

Spoiler Alert!

During the finale, the flash-back was actually a flash-forward to Jack being back in the States. Jack, sporting a beard, was really down in the dumps and was on the verge on committing suicide before being forced to save a stranger and her child who were involved in a car accident.

The reason for his despair was a news paper clipping that we never really get a good look at. The clipping lead Jack to a funeral for a mystery character. No one bothered to show up to the funeral which indicates that they were not missed. Fanatical fans of the show have analyzed each frame and have managed to get the just of the text. It seems to be pretty accurate. This is the text from the clipping:

“The body of John Lantham of New York was found shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4300 block of Grand Avenue.

Ted Worden, a doorman at the Tower Lofts complex, heard loud noises coming from the victim’s loft. Concerned for the tenants’ safety, he entered the loft and found the body hanging from a beam in the living room.

According to Jaime Ortiz, a police spokesman, the incident was deemed a suicide after medical tests. Lantham (sic) is survived by one teenaged son.

Memorial services will be held at the Hoffs-Drawlar Funeral Home tomorrow evening.”

Another interesting point that I noticed is that Jack refers to his father as if he was alive. How is this possible, wasn’t Jack in Australia to collect his Father’s body?

Season 4 will be shown in the States early 2008. That’s a long time to wait! Season 4 promises to be awesome!

Jericho actor speaks about cancellation

May 30, 2007

From the site:

The Fallout  Jericho castmember Brad Beyer (Stanley Richmond) and I spoke yesterday afternoon, and he told me, “We consistently held 8 or 9 million viewers, even going up against Idol, so everyone was really surprised and shocked that we were canceled. You have to move on and let go, but you see all this fan support and you keep that tiny bit of hope in your heart.”

CBS Has Heard You  As Brad points out, “I think in the end it’s CBS’ decision, because they own the show.” Given that most of their shows cater to the geriatric set, I honestly think CBS had no idea how many young, web-savvy fans Jericho had. CBS president Nina Tassler posted a note praising your efforts on behalf of the show. However, as of press time, CBS was still telling me there had been “no change” in the status of the show.

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Heroes Season 2 and Lost Season 4 News

May 26, 2007

Heroes season 2 spoilers

A mere few days after the exploding season finale aired, spoilers for next season of NBC’s hit show Heroes are starting to leak. TV Squad was able to get its hands on casting spoilers for the first two episodes of the season, which will start shooting mid-June.

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Lost bigwig Damon Lindelof answers some questions

Damon Lindelof played a game of “False, True, or Hell No I Won’t Tell You” with E! Online’s Kristin. I’m not sure that what he reveals in the interview can be counted as spoilers, since he’s the co-creator and exec producer of the show and I would think he’d avoid spoiling anything about next season, but if you’re one of those people that don’t like to know a single solitary thing about a show, do not click the link. Those interested in the (vague) direction Lost is headed next year, follow me after the jump!

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