(Michael Arrington, TechCrunch) “I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the signals NBC is giving to the market around their IPTV and social networking plans. Most of the other players have fallen into place – Fox with MySpace, CBS is in bed with YouTube, Viacom looks to be partnering with Tagworld, etc. Everyone except NBC is at least experimenting with online TV in other ways, too.
NBC seems to be choking, frozen like a deer in headlights. They were close to acquiring Tribe but backed out. A VP wrote a blog post about their strategy, admitting they were late to the game, and then deleted it. I imagine execs at NBC meeting regularly and screaming a lot for someone to just figure this out and do something…”