About Hacking TV

Hacking TV is a podcast that looks at the radical changes in how video is created, distributed and watched by Saul Hansell and Steve Rosenbaum.

Steven Rosenbaum is an Author, Entrepreneur and Curator.  He’s founded five companies in the content space, with a drive to connect consumers, storytellers, and brands.  Rosenbaum is known as the father of UGC (user-generated content) as the creator of the groundbreaking series MTV News Unfiltered. Rosenbaum’s books include his first book Curation Nation – How To Win In A World Where Consumers Are Creators (McGrawHill Business 3/1/2011) and “Curate This!” (http://www.curatethisbook.com/)  His weekly writing includes a column for Forbes.com and Huffington Post Technology.  As well as regular contributions to Fast Company,  Columbia Journalism Review,  Business Insider, Mashable and The Atlantic. Today Rosenbaum is the CEO of Waywire.com a video curation and site that founded by Senator Cory Booker.  Rosenbaum was New York City’s first Entrepreneur at Large working with New York’s startup community and NYCEDC, and was named Purdue University Science Journalism Laureate in 2011. A sought after speaker, Rosenbaum’s talks include SXSW, TED, BBC, IEEE Globecom, DLD, IAB, Pivot, Digital Now, DevLearn, Tools Of Change and the Monaco Media Forum.

Saul Hansell has spent his entire career at the intersection of technology, business and journalism. In 1997 he became the first writer at The New York Times to focus on electronic commerce. In that role, he chronicled the rise, crash and rebirth of Internet businesses, covering in depth the leading players including AOL, Yahoo, Amazon.com, Google and Facebook. In 2007, Hansell shifted to lead the Times to develop a strategic plan to expand the technology coverage of the newspaper’s website.  He then led the implementation of that plan as the founding editor of the award winning Bits blog.  Hansell moved from covering technology to leading teams in building and running technology in  the fast moving worlds of emerging media.  At AOL he was the Big News Editor for the AOL Huffington Post Media Group. From there Hansell became entrepreneur in residence at Betaworks,  and founded Sii.TV – an early stage video startup building personalized, on-demand always up-to-date video newscasts for mobile devices and connected televisions.