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DailyMotion receives $34M in venture funding Title: DailyMotion receives $34M in venture funding
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 31, 2007

Some of you expressed interest in DailyMotion.com - a French site trying to compete against YouTube - after I wrote about it 9 months ago. Dailymotion has grown rapidly to reach some 37 million...

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Conan O'Brien to be streamed online Title: Conan O'Brien to be streamed online
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on August 31, 2007

Broadcast and Cable is reporting that NBC will stream full episodes of Late Night With Conan O'Brien. Each night's show will be available online as of noon the next day. The network calls it...

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FDA to study if those ads really work Title: FDA to study if those ads really work
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 30, 2007

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up The FDA is proposing to conduct a study called "Experimental Evaluation of the Impact of Distraction on Consumer Understanding of Risk and Benefit...

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Captain, sensors detect faint life signs at NBC Title: Captain, sensors detect faint life signs at NBC
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on August 29, 2007

Amongst the great mysteries of our times are perhaps the questions of whether their are space aliens visiting us, who killed JFK, where is Jimmy Hoffa buried, and what will NBC/News Corp call their...

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ACLU Blames FCC For 'War' Objectors Title: ACLU Blames FCC For 'War' Objectors
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 28, 2007

"To impede the First Amendment rights of those who fought and died for those very rights is reprehensible. Our public broadcasters should not be afraid to air fourteen hours of an educational and...

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'Anchor' away after one airing Title: 'Anchor' away after one airing
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 27, 2007

Fox cancels reality show after debut Fox has dropped its "Anchorwoman" their new show that tried to feature Lauren Jones as a news anchor. Given how poorly CBS has done with whats-her-name...

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Michael Bay in Blu-ray fray Title: Michael Bay in Blu-ray fray
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 22, 2007

Yesterday, I posted an entry about Paramount and DreamWorks snubbing Sony's Blu-ray and deciding to distribute exclusively with the HD DVD format. Today I read in Variety two interesting...

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Daily Show Videos on Yahoo Title: Daily Show Videos on Yahoo
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 22, 2007

There may still be about 17 people left who want to consume The Daily Show with Jon Stewart legally, so here is some good news. For the first time, video clips from that show will be featured all...

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Sci-fi's Sanctuary is available in HD and online Title: Sci-fi's Sanctuary is available in HD and online
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on August 21, 2007

Vuze announced in early August that it had reached 7 million users in its first six months of availability. They also announced that it would be the first to offer BBC's The Office for download...

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HD DVD wins over Paramount and DreamWorks Title: HD DVD wins over Paramount and DreamWorks
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 21, 2007

If you are like me, you are looking for signs of how the high-definition disk wars will play out before plopping down some serious mullah for a unit and an investment in new disks that may become...

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NBC and News Corp selling 10% of their venture Title: NBC and News Corp selling 10% of their venture
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 17, 2007

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that NBC Universal and News Corp. are negotiating to sell 10% of their jointly owned online-video-distribution venture to private-equity firm Providence Equity...

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Entertainment taking flight on Virgin Title: Entertainment taking flight on Virgin
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 16, 2007

If you are like me, you have to fly between California and New York often (uggggh!). So, you may also have heard that Virgin America started up new routes last week. I look forward to flying it...

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Veoh counter-sues before getting sued Title: Veoh counter-sues before getting sued
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 16, 2007

Why even wait for the lawsuit? Let's move now! You just have to respect this: last week, Veoh pre-emptively sued Universal Music Group, asking a federal judge to prevent the giant music label from...

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Hiro Media to legally allow NBC video downloads Title: Hiro Media to legally allow NBC video downloads
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 15, 2007

A unit of media NBC Universal has signed a deal with Israeli start-up Hiro Media to enable ad-supported downloads. This suggests a willingness of NBC to allow its content onto peer-to-peer, or P2P,...

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TV Channels Move to Web Title: TV Channels Move to Web
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 14, 2007

Think Outside the Cable Box Something that I've preached about often here is how broadband is really an alternative distribution channel for video that allows for so many more possibilities than...

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Blockbuster acquires Movielink Title: Blockbuster acquires Movielink
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 14, 2007

Blockbuster acquired movie-download service Movielink as it seeks to better position itself for distributing movies through the Internet. Blockbuster said it will continue to operate the Movielink...

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Moore inks Universal Media deal Title: Moore inks Universal Media deal
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 13, 2007

Here is some good news for you Battlestar Galactica fans: creator Ronald D. Moore will remain in the peacock universe, inking a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Universal Media Studios. As...

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ESPN PodCenter Now on Apple's iPhone Title: ESPN PodCenter Now on Apple's iPhone
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on August 13, 2007

This is for all you ESPN fans who also might own an Apple iPhone: starting today, ESPN PodCenter is bringing a network of 35 different podcasts to the Apple device. PodCenter also re-launched updated...

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PBS' NewsHour Gets Grant for Online Improvements Title: PBS' NewsHour Gets Grant for Online Improvements
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 09, 2007

I had always liked public television's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. But it now dawns on me that I've never looked for their video content online. Perhaps that is why this story was of interest to...

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YouTube Debate May Have Affected Candidate Site Traffic Title: YouTube Debate May Have Affected Candidate Site Traffic
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 08, 2007

The CNN/YouTube Debates are being discussed and it may have changed the traffic to sites of the official campaign sites of the Democratic Presidential candidates. While Hillary Clinton is ahead in...

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Fremantle Launches Comedy Site Title: Fremantle Launches Comedy Site
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Filed in archive Channels by martino on August 07, 2007

FremantleMedia is known best as the company behind American Idol, the Price is Right, and family feud. Now they are launching a Web portal called TVComedyClassics.com, to host its library of British...

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CW Shatters the TV-Ad-as-Usual Mold Title: CW Shatters the TV-Ad-as-Usual Mold
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 07, 2007

One of America's most important economic foundations is the 30-second television commercial. OK, that might be an exaggeration, but it is the bedrock of about $70 Billion each year in the U.S....

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Discovery Making Full Episodes Available Online Title: Discovery Making Full Episodes Available Online
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on August 07, 2007

If you are into the Discovery Channel, this next item might be for you. Discovery is expanding their broadband content offerings and will be making ad-supported full length episodes of select shows...

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Old Game Show Network Reinvents Itself With Interactivity Title: Old Game Show Network Reinvents Itself With Interactivity
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on August 06, 2007

The Game Show Network (err, excuse me they were renamed with the ever so trendy new moniker: GSN) has a new program called Without Prejudice? The New York Times describes it this way: The 60-minute...

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eBay: Using email is a sign of progress Title: eBay: Using email is a sign of progress
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 05, 2007

I just have to vent over something I read and this blog is as good a place as any to do it. The topic: eBay's Online Media Exchange. For those of you who care less about the business of...

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Malone mulls Virgin Media bid Title: Malone mulls Virgin Media bid
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 04, 2007

One of the smartest people in the television business that I have ever met is John Malone. Smart in a strategic sense - that is, knowing when to buy or sell an asset because the business was about...

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