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Turner Broadcasting to make comedy social networking web site Title: Turner Broadcasting to make comedy social networking web site
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 31, 2006

didn't I already hear the punchline on this one? OK, OK, I have an idea. Let's build an online social network. Let users participate by sharing videos and creating profile pages. Has that been...

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ABC News Webcast Title: ABC News Webcast
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 31, 2006

ABC News is unique amongst the broadcasters' experiments online. They create a 15-minute daily newscast separate from "ABC World News" though using the same set and same anchor, Charles...

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Amp'd Mobile to sell video content in Japan Title: Amp'd Mobile to sell video content in Japan
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on October 31, 2006

The Japanese love their mobile phones and services. But will they flock to mobile video that includes American film clips, music videos, and sports highlights. I don't know but Amp'd Mobile...

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Did Google violate its 'do no evil' pledge? Title: Did Google violate its 'do no evil' pledge?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on October 31, 2006

No, because Google believes that impoverishing artists and stifling competition is a good thing On Mark Cuban's blog last night he re-posted an anonymous post that hints at intimate details of the...

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Is Google's stock worth it? Will Google continue to rise forever? Title: Is Google's stock worth it? Will Google continue to rise forever?
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on October 31, 2006

at the risk of sounding like the economist that has predicted the 7 of the last 2 recessions, here is my analysis An often debated topic is this: will Google continue to rise forever or will it...

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TIOTI pulls together internet TV download gateway Title: TIOTI pulls together internet TV download gateway
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 30, 2006

I didn't kill that person, honest. I merely put a loaded gun in the real killer's hand and got him drunk ahead of time! There I was, trying to finish up work today when all of a sudden a...

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Microsoft IPTV and Fast Channel Changes Title: Microsoft IPTV and Fast Channel Changes
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on October 30, 2006

rumor has it that the AMA will ask that channel surfing syndrome be classified as a mental illness, coverable by health insurance A month and a half ago I wrote about a post called Channel Surfs Up,...

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Google: We Won't Tolerate Copyright Violations Title: Google: We Won't Tolerate Copyright Violations
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 30, 2006

and in separate news, GoogTube announces that Claude Rains is their new spokesperson. Uploaded film at 11 Late last week, Google preceded its decision to remove Viacom's material from YouTube with...

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Microsoft drops out of the It's Our Net coalition Title: Microsoft drops out of the It's Our Net coalition
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on October 30, 2006

I see a report in Broadcasting & Cable about Microsoft dropping out of the 'It's Our Net' coalition. That is the group of companies that is pushing for net neutrality. The reason for...

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Bob Wright still adamant about the cost of piracy Title: Bob Wright still adamant about the cost of piracy
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on October 28, 2006

in other news, we learned that Bram Cohen heads a sleeper cell of Al Qaeda You may recall my posting about Bob Wright's 'war' on piracy, even going so far as to link it to the fight on...

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Verizon IPTV is vital to company's fate Title: Verizon IPTV is vital to company's fate
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on October 27, 2006

Can you see me now? Verizon reports its Q3 results on Monday. One thing that investors will probably hold their collective noses through is the shrinkage of the company's core phone business....

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Stand-Up or Sit Down Comedy Challenge Title: Stand-Up or Sit Down Comedy Challenge
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 26, 2006

and second prize is 2 weeks in Philadelphia Another day, another user generated video contest. This time, the instigators are TBS and MySpace and the focus is on stand-up comedy. The name of the...

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The Survey Says: only 10% of Web users watch television online Title: The Survey Says: only 10% of Web users watch television online
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 26, 2006

9 out of 10 people don't know what the tenth person is up to Video, video everywhere. But who is watching it? According to a new report by The Conference Board and market research firm TNS, only...

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Google Buys YouTube, a look at some numbers Title: Google Buys YouTube, a look at some numbers
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 25, 2006

there are three types of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics Much has been made of Google's acquisition of YouTube and part of that story is predicated upon YouTube's statistics. The most...

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Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars Title: Talent Agency Is Aiming to Find Web Video Stars
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 25, 2006

Come on; let's just admit it up front. People who create their own content and post it online do dream of being discovered someday. Maybe that is not so far-fetched. One of Hollywood's top...

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Disney says to the FCC: No need to loosen ownership rules Title: Disney says to the FCC: No need to loosen ownership rules
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Filed in archive Business Trends , Internet TV by martino on October 25, 2006

company would have compared its current size to Jabba the Hut but realized it did not own that particular copyright There's nothing like a large, bloated media empire saying to the FCC that it...

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The O.C. will Air Online before Television Title: The O.C. will Air Online before Television
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 25, 2006

For those of you that are fans of Fox's O.C., here is good news for you. Fox will stream the fourth season premiere episode a week before it airs on TV. You can watch it October 26 on what......

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Sundance Airs 'Art of Seduction' only on Web Title: Sundance Airs 'Art of Seduction' only on Web
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 25, 2006

steaming streaming only at sundancechannel.com In another sign of how the Internet is rapidly turning into the fourth video distribution platform (broadcast, cable, and satellite the other three) here...

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Netflix Profits Surge Title: Netflix Profits Surge
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on October 25, 2006

Recently, I commented how most video on demand (VOD) service offerings still fall short of the Netflix value proposition. Some people did not like that comparison, thinking netflix had already seen...

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Cable-Television Piracy Rises in Asia Title: Cable-Television Piracy Rises in Asia
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on October 25, 2006

Television piracy in Asia is costing Asian pay-TV broadcasters $1.13 billion this year in lost potential revenue, so says an article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription needed) citing an industry...

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Sprint's Barry West: WiMax Will Create World Peace Title: Sprint's Barry West: WiMax Will Create World Peace
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on October 24, 2006

Give Peas a Chance I see that Jeff Goldman is quoting Sprint's Barry West saying that WiMax Will Create World Peace. Maybe so, but all I want to know is whether it will be robust enough to deliver...

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Verizon IPTV now targeting Tampa Title: Verizon IPTV now targeting Tampa
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on October 24, 2006

Verizon has been much more aggressive than AT&T in pushing its IPTV service (which is called FiOS). Well, today it is targeting you folks in Tampa that are currently Bright House Network...

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Deutsche Telekom Launches IPTV on Microsoft Platform Title: Deutsche Telekom Launches IPTV on Microsoft Platform
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on October 24, 2006

Woo, woo! T-Com, a unit of telecom operator Deutsche Telekom, announced the commercial launch of its T-Home service. This includes TV services delivered via the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software...

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Showtime airs entire Sleeper Cell series on VOD Title: Showtime airs entire Sleeper Cell series on VOD
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on October 24, 2006

If you understand the new media landscape of today, you also understand that "it's all about me." In other words, the viewer responds more favorably when they get to watch what they...

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AT&T's U-verse IPTV Service Ready to Expand with HD Title: AT&T's U-verse IPTV Service Ready to Expand with HD
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on October 24, 2006

projections indicate they will get their 3001st customer today! For those of you keeping score, AT&T has been offering its U-verse IPTV service to a total of 30,000 potential homes in san antonio....

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Top Chef Recipes Air at BravoTV.com Title: Top Chef Recipes Air at BravoTV.com
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 23, 2006

for the first episode, you're told to bring a pencil, some paper, and a fire extinguisher Bravo has launched a new, 12-part broadband TV series, entitled "Top Recipe: the Wong Way to...

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Travel Video Site Travelistic Launches Title: Travel Video Site Travelistic Launches
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 23, 2006

when I was a kid, I recall how much fun it was to watch home movies of Aunt Mildred's vacation looking for lawn elves collections When 65 employees can create $1.65 Billion worth of value that...

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The Venice Project expected to launch peer-to-peer television network Title: The Venice Project expected to launch peer-to-peer television network
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 23, 2006

conspiracy theorists link the grassy knoll to Skype, eBay, and targeted television A few weeks ago, I first got wind of Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom's latest venture codenamed "The Venice...

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NBC Universal Television CEO Jeff Zucker Title: NBC Universal Television CEO Jeff Zucker
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on October 22, 2006

"Already we're doing things in ways that four months ago would have been unthinkable. "Heroes," the biggest new show of the year, aired Monday night at 9 p.m. By 2 a.m. it was...

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The Evolution Of Beauty Title: The Evolution Of Beauty
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on October 19, 2006

The above video is on the list of most viewed clips at YouTube with almost 1/2 million. It is interesting enough to make it easy for you to see and it is only one minute long.......

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