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The next time I write this blog I’ll be composing it from the new Dick Clark Studios in Newhouse 2. How many words are synonymous with excited? Happy, eager, enthusiastic, thrilled, animated, motivated. Okay, yes to all of those. The first three years I worked here at OTN my “office” was located inside the old […]

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Be advised

September 18, 2014 by Andrew Robinson

This is a rant. I have seen this too many times: young people on this campus, presumably students, crossing a street without so much as taking a glance at the cars that are coming and going. The thought bubbles over their heads might read something like “Hey, I’m in the crosswalk and you’re supposed to […]

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We’ve been in a bit of a holding pattern here at OTN for the last few months. Three major (and I mean MAJOR) changes were supposed to have taken place before the school year began. First, there is a brand new office space waiting for us in the new Dick Clark Studios but the construction […]

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SIGH

August 19, 2014 by Andrew Robinson

As I stare at the calendar, knowing full well that tomorrow freshmen begin to move in to their dorm rooms, things are decidedly unsettled here at OTN. It wasn’t supposed to be this way but things happen. The plan was to have the new Dick Clark Studios ready by late July or early August so […]

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Sometimes I just get plain ol’ tired of sharing the “how this business is changing” stuff because it just makes my head hurt. But I can’t ignore this one. http://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-revenues-approach-tv-networks-2013-12 Now that is a lot of money and as a wise old man once said, “Follow the money.” So short and sweet, have a great […]

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This ought to blow your doors off. http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131111-904055.html?dsk=y Yup, you see that correctly. About half of all internet traffic in North America is from two entities: Netflix and YouTube. I find that to be, well, astonishing. And if it’s true, and Sandvine is by all accounts a reputable firm, I think the one big take […]

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There are times when “live TV” annoys me too. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/11/business/media/same-time-same-channel-tv-woos-kids-who-cant-wait.html?ref=media I have two televisions in my house. Our upstairs TV is a beautiful 47” LG and it’s the one we watch movies on so there is no DVR attached to it so I can’t stop and rewind something like I can with the downstairs TV […]

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