Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • Dish Network is delaying the launch of its internet TV service to the end of the year.
      • Bloomberg had previously reported that it would debut this summer.
      • They delay is intended to give Dish more time to strike programming deals. Put another way: Other content companies haven't been as forthcoming as Disney.
      • Dish chairman Charlie Ergan: "We could dig our heads in the sand and ignore OTT, or we can attempt to obsolete ourselves and move forward."
      • Related: DirecTV said yesterday that an internet TV service is "not a very complex technology challenge" but may not be an attractive economic prospect for the company.
  • Thursday 5.8.14