A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Michael Eisner’s outlandish new investment, Team Baby, a video production company that produces and manufactures college sports videos for infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 5 years. The videos are designed to indoctrinate extremely young children into the cult of college sports. While the idea sounded insane at the time, it’s actually gotten worse. Team Baby has just signed deals with the NBA, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR.
When we last left Michael Eisner he was giving his personal Mickey Mouse tie to Robert Iger and noting that all he had left was his Mickey Mouse underwear.
It must be rough being a former entertainment mogul and part-time talk show host. Which is probably why Eisner continues to look for just the right post-Disney venture in hopes that he will one day return to his former glory. Lately he’s pinning his hopes on a company called Team Baby Entertainment. With a name like that it has to be good.
According to the LA Times, Team Baby is a start-up company that makes college-sports booster videos aimed at children ages 6 months to 5 years. Think teletubbies with football helmets.
Believe me when I say that it’s not my long running aversion to all college sports that causes me to say that this is wrong on so many levels.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new entrant into the online television race. Coming in with $12.5 million in venture capital and the backing of Michael Eisner and Time Warner (in a manner of speaking), Veoh Networks Inc. is planning to allow users to program their own “channels” for television programming.
Was it just two weeks ago that Rox was asking, not totally rhetorically, why we needed networks at all? We’ve all been turning that question over in our minds, trying to grasp what “network” means to us. It remains an open question, though I’m increasingly moving toward the network is the channel is the network. theory. So I find the following rather interesting: