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Nightclub Confessions Title: Nightclub Confessions
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on April 28, 2007

Do we have cheap, exploitive material? Check. Reality based? Check. Can we put it on the Internet? Check! Fox Reality channel OK'ed a saucy tell-all show as its first original series for the web....

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YouTube, the never-ending saga Title: YouTube, the never-ending saga
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 26, 2007

Here's the good news: YouTube may start splitting advertising revenue with small-fry content owners like you and me. Here's the bad news: there is no revenue to share. Last week Variety wrote...

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29% of US Households are Offline Title: 29% of US Households are Offline
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on April 25, 2007

Nearly one-third of U.S. households do not have Internet access, nor do they plan to get it, according to a new report from Parks Associates. At this point, these people, representing 29 percent of...

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Verizon FiOS TV Adds Three HD Networks Title: Verizon FiOS TV Adds Three HD Networks
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on April 25, 2007

Home & Garden Television HD, food network HD and Lifetime Movie Network HD joined Verizon Communications' FiOS TV lineup. The telco said its total number of HD channels is now at least 27 in...

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Afterworld Title: Afterworld
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on April 25, 2007

I've commented many times on how the Internet is really a new television distribution medium that allows a different economic model to emerge. So, with that in mind, a new animated Web series...

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NHK plans HDTV broadcast from the moon later this year Title: NHK plans HDTV broadcast from the moon later this year
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on April 24, 2007

I was unable to attend the NAB this year, but one story caught my eye - the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) announced plans to broadcast high-definition video from the moon! Hirokazu...

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Make original shows for the XBox, win $100,000 Title: Make original shows for the XBox, win $100,000
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 23, 2007

Much of the world is oblivious to Microsoft's plans to use the Xbox as a gateway to the television. Presently, there is reported 1,500 hours worth of TV shows and movies including The Daily Show,...

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HD For Dummies Title: HD For Dummies
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on April 20, 2007

Josh Lovison, content manager for MediaPost, wrote a good article explaining High Definition (HD) TV for us common folk -- both for HD Televisions and HD DVD's. So, here is an edited down copy of...

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Minyanville Multimedia Launches Animated Business TV Title: Minyanville Multimedia Launches Animated Business TV
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on April 19, 2007

by Tobi Elkin, THE BULLS ARE RUNNING ON Wall Street. So are Hoofy and Boo, two characters that spin the financial news of the day and serve as hosts of a new animated business TV show, "Hoofy and...

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AT&T Offers Year of Free HD to Fight Cable Title: AT&T Offers Year of Free HD to Fight Cable
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on April 18, 2007

The nation's largest telephone company will offer new video customers one year of free HD programming. In a promotion scheduled to run for a few months, AT&T said it will provide more than 25...

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Yet another statistic to show Women and Men are different Title: Yet another statistic to show Women and Men are different
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Filed in archive Statistics by martino on April 18, 2007

There are an estimated 97 Million females online in the US this year, compared to 91 Million males. But ask who is watching online video and the stats reverse. Apparently, 71.2% of males watch online...

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FiOS TV Adds NESN HD Title: FiOS TV Adds NESN HD
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on April 17, 2007

Verizon Communications said it will offer HD broadcasts of Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball and Bruins National Hockey League games, and other programming carried by New England Sports Network, to...

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Al Jazeera Video Clips Title: Al Jazeera Video Clips
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 17, 2007

No truth to the rumor that the network is expanding its audience with new shows called My Name is Oil and Everybody Hates Rabin YouTube has made yet another deal with yet another networker: Al...

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TV Web Sites Popular During Prime Time Title: TV Web Sites Popular During Prime Time
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 17, 2007

prime time for the television networks also is prime time for their Web sites, according to a new report by Nielsen//NetRatings. The weekday hours of 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. account for 40% of the total...

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'Ask a Ninja' duo signs book deal Title: 'Ask a Ninja' duo signs book deal
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 16, 2007

It's not easy to turn YouTube stardom into the real thing. But Douglas Sarine and Kent Nichols, the duo behind online phenom "Ask a ninja," are making some inroads. Their video clips...

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New technology slow to hit U.S. shores Title: New technology slow to hit U.S. shores
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on April 16, 2007

I summarized an article from Variety below because some of you are interested in newer technologies. A cell phone with an HD screen that tricks your brain into thinking it's watching a 48-inch...

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Washington Post Site Creates HD Podcasts Title: Washington Post Site Creates HD Podcasts
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on April 15, 2007

The newspaper site WashingtonPost.com is high-def podcasts, designed to be viewed on HD television and computer screens. All are available on iTunes. The companies award-winning documentary videos are...

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7 Seven Minute Sopranos - a "whacked out" refresher Title: 7 Seven Minute Sopranos - a "whacked out" refresher
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Filed in archive Video Series by martino on April 13, 2007

Want a seven minute refresher on everything sopranos? Here it is.......

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Fans of Six Degrees can still learn the endings Title: Fans of Six Degrees can still learn the endings
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Filed in archive Announcements , Business Trends , Internet TV by martino on April 13, 2007

Here is another story that re-enforces the idea that shows that cannot survive the economics of broadcast television can at least move online for fans. Sort of like demoting a ball player to the minor...

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Showtime and BBC shows to air on P2P provider Vuse Title: Showtime and BBC shows to air on P2P provider Vuse
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 11, 2007

Quietly, azureus launched it beta of a hi-def, Web video service called Vuze at the beginning of 2007. Like the heavily hyped upcoming TV/PC service Joost , Vuze depends on a P2P framework to deliver...

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Video Search Title: Video Search
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 10, 2007

I continue to be amazed that search leaders Google and Yahoo have mediocre video search capability. Small companies are attracting attention. You may find some of these links worthwhile. The...

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Fox TV to mix cartoons in with ads Title: Fox TV to mix cartoons in with ads
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on April 09, 2007

I have a problem with Nielsen Ratings for each commercial aired on television. Philosophically, the media provider is responsible for delivering an audience and the advertiser is responsible for...

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Is Broadband TV Running TV Reruns Into The Ground? Title: Is Broadband TV Running TV Reruns Into The Ground?
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 09, 2007

I was reading an interesting angle about broadband TV written by Wayne Friedman. Namely, ever since networks started offering Internet viewings of their shows, they also came up with research that...

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And I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, too Title: And I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, too
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on April 07, 2007

A controversial report from online video tracker Vidmeter found that of the top 6,725 videos between December 9, 2006 and March 22, 2007 only 621, or 9.23%, were removed because they were found to...

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NBCU Expands Global Presence Title: NBCU Expands Global Presence
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on April 06, 2007

No truth to the rumor that NBCU will be renamed IBC NBC Universal announced an ambitious plan to launch 20 additional television channels in 23 countries. It follows the recent pledge by NBCU...

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Spike TV To Launch Late-Night Comedy Series Title: Spike TV To Launch Late-Night Comedy Series
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on April 05, 2007

by David Goetzl, WITH COLLEGE RATINGS EMERGING AND a cadre of cable networks increasingly interested in capturing younger audiences who may view TV outside prime time, male-targeted Spike is launching...

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Sirius Radio is in the TV business Title: Sirius Radio is in the TV business
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on April 04, 2007

Chrysler and Sirius Radio are bringing TV to minivans. Talk about blurring the media lines. If you are interested in this, it is called appropriately enough Sirius Backseat TV. The feature --...

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Television Trends Title: Television Trends
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on April 03, 2007

TV facts from the latest Nielsen Study include: • There are an average of 111.4 million TV homes in the U.S. for the 2006-07 TV season • The average U.S. TV home has 2.5 people and 2.8 television...

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Whatever you do, don't press the pause button! Title: Whatever you do, don't press the pause button!
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on April 02, 2007

Whenever I read about broadband video players at AdAge, you just know that someone is trying to connect with the big bucks that advertisers have in their budgets. Such is that case at ABC. ABC.com...

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