Eric Elia

Eric Elia is President of Cainkade, a product design and development studio based in New York and San Francisco. He joined Cainkade in 2012 after over 10 years as a pioneer in the online video space. Most recently, he was part of the founding team at Brightcove where he first oversaw product design, then founded and ran the in-house consulting business. Previously, he led the design, development and strategy for the Comcast online service. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericelia.

by Eric Elia

Google Chromecast will break open the TV ecosystem unlike anything we’ve seen in years. Forbes calls it a game changer, but mostly because it has functionality similar to Roku and AppleTV, but costs only $35 (and with 2 free months of Netflix right now, it’s a net cost of really $11 if you don’t have […] more »

by Eric Elia

You just finished “Deadwood” or another buzzy, binge-worthy show, after all your friends told you that you had to watch it. That Timothy Olyphant sure is great. What else has he been in? “Justified,” eh? Where can I watch the past seasons? What do my friends think of the show? What about the newest episodes? […] more »

by Eric Elia

Binge viewing may transform more than our personal grooming habits, as Fred and Carrie discovered in a “Portlandia” episode when they plowed through a few seasons of “Battlestar Galactica” without leaving the house. More than anything, the debut — all 13 episodes — of Netflix’s “House of Cards” raises questions about what the binge viewing […] more »

by Eric Elia

Jason Kilar’s departure from Hulu has prompted many retrospectives on his time at the premium video service. Staci D. Kramer wrote a nice piece on MediaShift about the emphasis on user experience. That’s a good place to start. I think what they did best was focus. Often, what not to do is more important on […] more »