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Why 2006 Will Be The Year Of Internet Video Title: Why 2006 Will Be The Year Of Internet Video
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Filed in archive IPTV by Creative Weblogging on December 22, 2005

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GoogAOL wants to sell TV and Print ads, too Title: GoogAOL wants to sell TV and Print ads, too
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 22, 2005

"With this agreement, AOL's sales force will now be able to sell all types of Online Advertising ... and we'll explore expanding the partnership into selling television and print...

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Connecting Dots ... Verizon, Seachange, Motorola Title: Connecting Dots ... Verizon, Seachange, Motorola
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 22, 2005

Verizon, confirmed that it is using SeaChange International's IP Video System to enable VOD on its FiOS TV service. The solution automates FiOS TV's VOD service from content ingest to set-top...

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CBS.com Channels the Dead Title: CBS.com Channels the Dead
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 21, 2005

It looks like CBS is continuing its exploration of how to test new distribution of its digital media assets. The following story is from Rebecca Stropoli at Broadcasting and Cable. James Van Praagh is...

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In his own words ... Title: In his own words ...
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on December 20, 2005

... search is gynormous and continuing to grow but ... it's bid-based text messaging. If you can take that behavior and find them [consumers] later and serve display advertising to them, all of a...

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Give me your Time or give me your Money Title: Give me your Time or give me your Money
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 20, 2005

Ultramercial says they have a patent on a business model for VOD advertising. In an email, they said "it allows the viewer to make the choice: watch an ad that 'earns' them each segment...

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JibJab is not AdMad, looking for PayDay another way Title: JibJab is not AdMad, looking for PayDay another way
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 19, 2005

My brother and I still rent our apartments, and we don't drive fancy cars. We're profitable because we pinch pennies. Gregg Spiridellis, 34, one of the Spiridellis brothers who started JibJab....

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Starz says their VOD service impacts DVD rentals Title: Starz says their VOD service impacts DVD rentals
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 19, 2005

Starz Entertainment conducted a study amoung nearly 500 Comcast subscribers who were also users of Starz VOD package. Some of the conclusions: "More than half -- even among those who described...

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I can't wait to watch Lord of the Rings on my 2 cell phone screen! Title: I can't wait to watch Lord of the Rings on my 2 cell phone screen!
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on December 18, 2005

Do you want to watch video on your cell phone? Are you willing to pay for it? An April 2005 JupiterResearch ask 1,100 people questions like those. Of those respondents, 44 percent said they would be...

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Monetizing Video Podcasts, Washington Post style Title: Monetizing Video Podcasts, Washington Post style
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 18, 2005

I see that the recent video podcasts at Washingtonpost.com want to be monetized with video advertising. For the next month, they signed up EarthLink as a sponsor. Here is how it will work. Viewers see...

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I wonder how much they spent for the consultants? Title: I wonder how much they spent for the consultants?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 17, 2005

When it comes to preparing one's company for the Digital revolution, some companies just knuckle down and accomplish more than others. The six-year-old independent TV and movie company known as...

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Hollywood's favorite plot lines always revolve around someone else's money. Title: Hollywood's favorite plot lines always revolve around someone else's money.
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 14, 2005

Forbes author Peter Kafka notes that the combined value of all Dreamworks assets totals $3.4 billion. After comparing it to the the original $2.7 billion value when the company was capitalized he...

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In his own words ... Title: In his own words ...
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 14, 2005

Every week there are 436,000 illegal downloads of battlestar galactica. Clearly, someone is downloading it and watching it on a smaller screen. Ever since iTunes went online with video, there have...

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But will my phone ring when my TV show is about to start? Title: But will my phone ring when my TV show is about to start?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 14, 2005

Apple's Video iPod has contributed to an acceptance of watching mobile video on a tiny 2" screen. If so, then my original opinion that people would not watch TV on their cell phones could be...

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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade Title: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 13, 2005

It is popular throughout the blogosphere to point out traditional media companies are in trouble. The most common theme is that these dinosaurs will die off; eventually replaced by online companies...

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Oh, you asked if our new service could scale. I thought you asked if it could stall. Title: Oh, you asked if our new service could scale. I thought you asked if it could stall.
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 09, 2005

TiVo announced nearly a month ago new services that include movie tickets from fandango, shared photo slide shows, weather and traffic information from Yahoo!, and Internet radio shows and podcasts....

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In his own words ... Title: In his own words ...
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 09, 2005

We are a pretty simple company. We are trying to make content and then we want to be able to get it into viewers' homes ... without gatekeepers, without intermediaries. Peter Chernin, News...

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I may not defend my neighbor's television habits, but I defend to the death his right to watch it Title: I may not defend my neighbor's television habits, but I defend to the death his right to watch it
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 08, 2005

There is no need to come up with additional puns or insights. Click on the link to read the entire article, but here are the best excerpts. (excerpts from George Will's article 'The...

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Acacia projects that New Tools will Push Interactive Advertising Title: Acacia projects that New Tools will Push Interactive Advertising
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 08, 2005

interactive advertising is an idea that opens up a 2-way connection between advertiser and consumer. We all know that online interactive advertising has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 10...

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Gordon Gecko updated for the 21st century: 'Tiered Pricing is Good' Title: Gordon Gecko updated for the 21st century: 'Tiered Pricing is Good'
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 07, 2005

The one bright spot for the music industry has been Apple's iTunes store, which has sold 600 million songs since 2003, accounting for 80 percent of legal downloads in the United States. But what...

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Movielink lands Fox Title: Movielink lands Fox
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 06, 2005

If you want to get access to high-quality movies legally via the Internet on a pay-per-view basis, Movielink is likely your destination. The company is a joint venture between MGM studios, Paramount...

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Use an MP3, go to Prison Title: Use an MP3, go to Prison
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on December 06, 2005

I have long believed that entertainment companies and software companies do not under how free digital distribution can often lead to more revenue, not less. I first witness this phenomenon back in...

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iPod ups Video offering with an NBC deal Title: iPod ups Video offering with an NBC deal
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 06, 2005

NBC Universal has joined ABC in serving up video to owners of Apple's Video iPod. This deal started to bring primetime, cable, late-night and classic TV shows to the mobile device as of 2am this...

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Connecting Dots ... Alcatel & 2Wire Title: Connecting Dots ... Alcatel & 2Wire
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 05, 2005

Alcatel purchases a 25% stake in 2Wire Inc. 2Wire makes residential gateways and set-top boxes for DSL providers like SBC, who incidentally have a large deal with each other. Alcatel also has a large...

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So, when I record a show, it still counts as Live TV? Title: So, when I record a show, it still counts as Live TV?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 05, 2005

Beginning Dec. 26, Nielsen will report three separate data streams: 1) "Live," viewing excluding any DVR playback; 2) "live plus same day," live viewers and those who played back...

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Viiv, that rhymes with 'Five' Title: Viiv, that rhymes with 'Five'
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 04, 2005

There was an inevitability to it. Thirty-eight million PCs in the U.S. are broadband connected. That's like 38 million set top boxes." Kevin Corbett, vice president and general manager of the...

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Serving 500,000 VOD subscribers using 'off-the-shelf' hardware Title: Serving 500,000 VOD subscribers using 'off-the-shelf' hardware
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 03, 2005

VOD and IPTV technology provider, Kasenna, is trumpeting the results of a new benchmark test of its server technology. The company says its software can deliver VOD to 500,000 Subs from a single video...

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Connecting Dots Title: Connecting Dots
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on December 02, 2005

AUSTAR to Use Thomson Hardware, OpenTV Software for New PVR ServicePay-TV provider AUSTAR provides service to regional and rural Australia to around 525,331 subscribers. According to the company, it...

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Salt Lake City Grants Qwest Video Franchise Title: Salt Lake City Grants Qwest Video Franchise
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 02, 2005

Qwest Communications has been quietly offering video service in three markets. They were recently granted a franchise to deliver video service in its largest market to date: Salt Lake City. Local...

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Verizon IPTV Price Points Title: Verizon IPTV Price Points
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on December 02, 2005

Verizon launched its second FiOS TV market last week in Verndon, VA. Verizon is offering 180 video and music channels for $39.95 per month. The service also offers 20 HDTV channels, 1,110 video...

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