MediaBytes is a filtered daily news service from ShellyPalmer.com. Each day we sort out all the technology, media and entertainment news so you donâ€™t have to. You give us two minutes, and weâ€™ll give you the stuff you really care about.
And who is Shelly Palmer? Also from the bio page:
Shelly Palmer is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group LLC and the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV (2006, Focal Press). Shelly is also the president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NY, vice-chairman of The National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences and oversees the Advanced Media Technology Emmy® Awards.
And that’s the really, really short version – you can get the full version from the site. I’ve been reading various of his blogs for a while now.
As for the TiVoCast channel, you can subscribe online or on your TiVo via Find Programs & Downloads -> Download TV, Movies, & Web Video -> Browse Other Videos -> All -> MediaBytes
I think TiVo is pulling some entries from the Web Video list too – I know I saw one of Robert Scoble’s video podcasts in the list the other day, but it doesn’t seem to be listed anymore. I wonder what happens if you subscribe to a Web Video feed and then they remove it from the list. Are you forcefully unsubscribed? Are you stuck being subscribed – since you lose the ability to edit or remove subscription? (Without manually editing the TiVo Desktop configuration files anyway, which is not something most users are going to be doing.)