On Demand News & Links - 12/14December 15, 2009


On Demand News & Links - 12/14

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ODW rounds up stories affecting the VOD Industry.

 

Nielsen: Top 10 "Timeshifted" Primetime TV Programs Rank Programs

1 Battlestar Galactica  SYFY 59.4
2 Mad Men AMC 57.7
3 Damages FX 56.3…

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WHAT’S CONSIDERED CUTTING EDGE ON DEMAND: PART IApril 14, 2010


WHAT’S CONSIDERED CUTTING EDGE ON DEMAND: PART I

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On Demand Weekly's contributing writer Jon Shurkin looks into the popular Cutting Edge On Demand folder in a multi-part series. Let us know what your favorite Cutting Edge series @ mailbag@ondemandweekly.com.

PART I
Science Fiction and TV have not had the best of relationships. The original Star Trek was cancelled after three seasons and Joss Whedon’s latest shows were banished to Friday Nights and quickly cancelled.  Sure, there was the “X-Files” and somewhere in the midst of polar bears and magical Lighthouses there’s “Lost” but that’s about it. 
 
Right now there isn’t much in the way of Sci-Fi on TV but there is a place on Comcast VOD where you can go and find some of the best. That would be in the Cutting Edge folder on the Comcast VOD menu where you can find both SyFy’s “Caprica” and the great Japanese cartoon “Ghost in the Shell.”
 

It’s in the “Cutting Edge/SyFy” folder where you can find TV’s best, non-Smoke Monster related science fiction show, “Caprica.” “Caprica” is the “prequel” to maybe the best sci-fi show ever put on TV, “Battlestar Galactica” and takes place 58 years “before the fall”-- when those glowing eyed androids and their long-legged blonde partners wiped out the Twelve Colonies.

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