TV Junkie: Lakers/Time-Warner Deal Game-Changer For Who? + TV News Round-Up
The Lakers/Time-Warner TV deal is old news by now for many of you but with the launch of two new TV channels in less than a year, Time-Warner had better get their act together. We've seen local Time-Warner channels in other parts of the country and we haven't been too impressed: they look incredibly threadbare and cheap, and they hardly have any content. This is probably less of a game-changer for the LA sports-coverage market and more of a game-changer for Time-Warner: they've got to create something watchable, and soon.
As revealed in our extensive interview a couple months ago, "CSI" Creator Anthony Zuiker has launched his Level 26: Dark Prophecy iPad app today. With all kinds of hidden scenes, Tarot cards to find and explore, and multiple reading options, it appears that Zuiker is coming through on his promise to more fully leverage the technology of the iPad and link the worlds of the written word with video. No word yet on if/when this will be ported to other reading devices, but then again, most competing devices don't have the same capabilities.
We overlooked (us? what?) this great edition of KCRW's "The Business" featuring Louis C.K. and Marc Maron. They talk about coming up in the comedy scene together back in the day and their current projects including Maron's WTF Podcast and C.K.'s "Louie." Definitely worth the listen.
Speaking of audio endeavors, our friend, comedian, ranconteur, and TV star Greg Proops will be trying out his Proopcast in a different venue tomorrow night. Yes, "The Smartest Man In The World" will be moving to the Comedy Central Stage at 6639 Santa Monica Boulevard (cross street is Hudson), and will be at 8pm tomorrow. Call the following # to RSVP for this free show: 333-960-5519