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Opinion on the AppleTV/YouTube Deal Title: Opinion on the AppleTV/YouTube Deal
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 31, 2007

A day after this blog quoted Fortune magazine saying that Apple TV is "a dud," Apple announced a deal with Google to show YouTube videos on the Apple TV device. Business Week wrote that by...

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Ooyala Title: Ooyala
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 31, 2007

Cynopsis Digital reported that former Google engineers and product managers are quietly working on a new video start up called Ooyala currently in closed beta that has piqued the curiosity of Silicon...

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i-Caught Title: i-Caught
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 31, 2007

ABC will test an hour-long user generated news show i-Caught on TV for six weeks from August 6 in an attempt to get the YouTube generation interested in tv news. I suppose that the main distinction to...

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Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show (Episode 2) Title: Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show (Episode 2)
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Filed in archive Video Series by martino on May 31, 2007

Unicow! Unicow! He's a unicorn cow! That is gonna be stuck in my head all day. Thanks a lot!......

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Disney Internet Group expecting big things Title: Disney Internet Group expecting big things
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 30, 2007

Here is more evidence that newer forms of media are gaining traction in the marketplace. Walt Disney Internet Group is expecting revenues of $1.5 billion this year. Contributing to that growth is...

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Top Chef Goes Bilingual? Si! Title: Top Chef Goes Bilingual? Si!
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 30, 2007

Season three of Top Chef is set in Miami with Bravo and Telemundo teaming up to produce a multi-faceted partnership for it. The new deal will span platforms, with both digital initiatives and in-show...

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Apple TV a dud? Title: Apple TV a dud?
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on May 30, 2007

apple tv, barely 2-months-old, is already a dud. OK, that's not completely fair because as the picture clearly demonstrates, they can act as a furniture leveler. "I think I see why,"...

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Did Morocco cut off YouTube? Title: Did Morocco cut off YouTube?
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 29, 2007

Bloggers in morocco discovered last Friday that they no longer had access to YouTube. A spokesman for the state-controlled telecom provider (Maroc Telecom) blamed the problem on a technical glitch....

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Verizon FiOS HD-DVR Charge Going Up Title: Verizon FiOS HD-DVR Charge Going Up
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on May 29, 2007

Verizon Communications is raising the price of HD digital-video-recorder service on FiOS TV to $15.99 per month from $12.99 for new orders made on or after July 13, a company spokesman said. A...

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DVR Options Title: DVR Options
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 28, 2007

Here is an informative chart that appeared in the WSJ a little while ago.......

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MySpace Launching Premium Video Channels Title: MySpace Launching Premium Video Channels
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 25, 2007

A separate section of MySpace Video will feature video from the NY Times, Reuters, LX.TV, and IGN Entertainment. Apparently, there will be no pre- or post-roll ads, product placements, or corporate...

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Cows with Guns Title: Cows with Guns
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Filed in archive Video Series by martino on May 24, 2007

Back in the 70's, the song cows with guns sung by Steve Martin was a cult classic. OK, maybe that cult consisted of only 14 people smoking too much at Berkeley. It may be 'utterly'...

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Title: Law & Order: Criminal Intent
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 24, 2007

Lost last week amongst all the fall television show announcements was this little nugget from NBC Universal: Law & Order Criminal Intent will continue its run but on the USA cable network and...

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Viacom Looks Online For Help Title: Viacom Looks Online For Help
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 23, 2007

Our mediocre numbers are proof of our success. Last week, Forbes asked an interesting question "do TV ratings matter as much as they used to for a media conglomerate like Viacom?" "......

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Consumers, ComScore Ignore Tanking Bud.TV Title: Consumers, ComScore Ignore Tanking Bud.TV
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 23, 2007

If a beer bottle spills in the forest and there is no one to see it, does it still count as waste? Bud.TV, had high hopes in the Internet video space. When it launched, there were reports to expect...

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Acceptable.TV Title: Acceptable.TV
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 22, 2007

Are you ready to be a Network Television executive? If so, maybe Acceptable.TV is the site for you. Never heard of it? Here is the scoop. You may have been hearing about "upfront week"...

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Video just wants to be free Title: Video just wants to be free
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 22, 2007

Apple's iTunes will gladly sell you video downloads. And others like Amazon.com and Wal-Mart would like that opportunity too. In fact, many technology and media companies are building models...

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Google patent profiles gamers, can build psychological profile Title: Google patent profiles gamers, can build psychological profile
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on May 21, 2007

says Google: it's not creepy if we have your best interests at heart Today, let's look a little over the horizon at something that would very likely mutate into the digital television space:...

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3 Million New Broadband Subscribers in Q1 2007 Title: 3 Million New Broadband Subscribers in Q1 2007
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 21, 2007

Nineteen cable and telephone providers in the United States provide about 94% of broadband access to the Internet. And according to Leichtman Research Group, Inc., they "acquired over 2.9 million...

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ABC.com goes HD and ABC adds to Sprint Video Title: ABC.com goes HD and ABC adds to Sprint Video
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 19, 2007

ABC says it will soon deliver high-definition programming over the Internet, as well as provide a range of on-demand and streaming content to Sprint mobile phones. Hi Def over the Internet In July,...

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AT&T: we passed up the Tibetan Cable Co ... Title: AT&T: we passed up the Tibetan Cable Co ...
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on May 17, 2007

and rapidly gaining on Mongolia Last weeks article in the WSJ said it all: "... U-verse comes as AT&T is finally gaining a little traction in its efforts to launch the long-delayed service....

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History Channel in HD Title: History Channel in HD
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on May 17, 2007

The history channel says it will move to high-definition (HD) in September with a 24-hour HD simulcast channel available on DirecTV. "The History Channel HD will give our history fanatics an...

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Even though we are suing you ... Title: Even though we are suing you ...
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on May 16, 2007

we still like what you are doing. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. Sumner Redstone is today's case in point. He is the majority owner of Viacom, the largest critic of...

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Exactly what is Prime Time now-a-days? Title: Exactly what is Prime Time now-a-days?
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Filed in archive Business Trends , Internet TV , Video on Demand by martino on May 15, 2007

Advertising Age points out "that [the] three-hour slice of the evening [called prime time] last year attracted $15 billion in TV ad spending." Back in the day, networks used to refer to that...

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Babelgum Title: Babelgum
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 14, 2007

CNNMoney.com has a story about a startup called Babelgum I thought interesting to pass along with a few comments. Briefly, Babelgum is an Internet TV company (still in beta) that works because of...

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Let the Sun Shine In Title: Let the Sun Shine In
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on May 13, 2007

Streaming headlong into the video-on-demand server market, Sun Microsystems introduced a large-capacity system that they claim provides the ability to deliver more than 10 times as many streams as...

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Verizon FiOS TV slowly gaining traction Title: Verizon FiOS TV slowly gaining traction
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on May 13, 2007

Verizon Communications said its video business accelerated in the first quarter with a net 141,000 new customers for FiOS TV, bringing the telco to a total of 348,000 subscribers at the end of the...

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Indianapolis 500 in HD Title: Indianapolis 500 in HD
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on May 12, 2007

For the first time ever, the Indianapolis 500 this year will be broadcast in High-Definition. ESPN on ABC will air the 91st Indy 500 in high-def on Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m. ET. The race will take...

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Forgetfulness - Billy Collins Animated Poetry Title: Forgetfulness - Billy Collins Animated Poetry
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Filed in archive Video Series by martino on May 12, 2007

View poetry in an entirely new and innovative way. Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate and one of America's best-selling poets, reads his poem "Forgetfulness" with animation by Julian...

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Cable "Just Scratching Surface" of VOD Title: Cable "Just Scratching Surface" of VOD
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on May 12, 2007

Broadcasting and Cable The nation's largest cable operators say they are "just scratching the surface" of video-on-demand and promised to offer a cavalcade of new products to allow...

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CBS and Viacom buy into Joost Title: CBS and Viacom buy into Joost
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on May 11, 2007

Joost hand over the money Since I am a beta participant in Joost's new P2P video service, I have known that the company is for real in terms of its technological prowess. And I have watched it try...

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