WBEZ | media industry http://www.wbez.org/tags/media-industry Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Navigating the streams of home entertainment media http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/navigating-streams-home-entertainment-media-93686 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-02/Laura Fries.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Home entertainment morphed into a strange new beast in recent years. The television remained the pride of place in many living rooms but how consumers got their media has changed quite a bit. From <a href="http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/index.jsp" target="_blank">Direct TV</a> to <a href="https://www.netflix.com/Default?CREATIVE=n&amp;KID=k237285&amp;USERID=578334320&amp;SESSIONID=id_578334321&amp;TACID=" target="_blank">Netflix</a> and <a href="http://www.hulu.com/" target="_blank">Hulu</a>, content was everywhere and in multiple formats. The jockeying for position could be seen across different companies. Netflix fared badly after a plan to split its DVD subscription and online streaming services into separate entities. Meanwhile, Oakbrook Terrace-based <a href="http://www.redbox.com/" target="_blank">RedBox</a> capitalized on that poor decision by building its DVD rental services. So what did it all add up to? <a href="http://www.communications.northwestern.edu/faculty/index.php?PID=MaxDawson&amp;type=alpha" target="_blank">Max Dawson</a> of <a href="http://www.northwestern.edu/" target="_blank">Northwestern University</a> joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to discuss the industry. Dawson studies the history of television and new media formats, and he is a faculty member in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Northwestern’s <a href="http://www.communications.northwestern.edu/" target="_blank">School of Communication</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/navigating-streams-home-entertainment-media-93686