HBO brings its brand of ‘not TV’ to Google Play for a la carte purchase

Pricing for the download-to-own shows, which includes Veep, Girls, The Newsroom, and (nerd-favorite) Game of Thrones, varies from $2 – $3 per episode and $19 – $29 for a full season. And more content is planned to hit Play soon, including HBO\’s famed documentaries, although the cabler didn\’t get any more specific than to say it\’d arrive in the next few months.

via HBO brings its brand of ‘not TV’ to Google Play for a la carte purchase.

Movie Review – ‘Don Jon’ – Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Directorial Debut Is One Smooth Move : NPR

And he’s clearly been paying attention to more than his own lines as he’s transitioned from TV to indie dramas to big-studio blockbusters. Don Jon qualifies as an authoritative writing and directing debut — smooth, funny and with a terrific cast — not just Johannson vamping in that thick Brooklyn accent, but Headley and Danza…

via Movie Review – ‘Don Jon’ – Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Directorial Debut Is One Smooth Move : NPR.

The Global Dominance of ESPN – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic

[Artie Bulgrin, ESPN’s director of research] swivels his iPad and shows me the money chart. “Men have named us their favorite channel for 14 straight years,” he says matter-of-factly. “Other networks need to create hits. We don’t. We are a destination network, not a network with destination programming. People tune in to ESPN without even knowing what’s on.”

via The Global Dominance of ESPN – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic.