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YouTube: Sorry, but you still have to find your copyrighted stuff on your own Title: YouTube: Sorry, but you still have to find your copyrighted stuff on your own
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 27, 2006

Last week, YouTube said it would use a new system for identifying copyrighted video clips. This announcement was part of a revenue-sharing deal struck with Warner Music. The companies agreed last...

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Sony Unveils Three New TV "Place-Shifting" Devices Title: Sony Unveils Three New TV "Place-Shifting" Devices
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 27, 2006

Well, this did not take long. Slingbox appears to have some heavy-duty completion in store from Sony. Sony Electronics has unveiled three new TV "place-shifting" devices: two LocationFree...

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Get in touch with your inner-Spielberg Title: Get in touch with your inner-Spielberg
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 27, 2006

Do you want to try to produce your own little video? Want some tools to help make it slick? And maybe a chance to win $1000? Then NBC's new user- generated content project, entitled...

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Verizon Salutes Our 49 States! Title: Verizon Salutes Our 49 States!
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on September 27, 2006

For now, New Hampshire is safe Comcast territory. Verizon shut off all video franchise negotiations with New Hampshire municipalities, according to a Sept. 1 article in the Exeter News-Letter,...

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Gentlemen, I think we are on to something Title: Gentlemen, I think we are on to something
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on September 26, 2006

At the OMMA conference in New York, Ross Levinsohn, President of Fox Interactive Media, said that Fox is likely to start distributing more and more premium content online. In a keynote address,...

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And now that I think of it, I only gave 5-seconds attention to your article, too! Title: And now that I think of it, I only gave 5-seconds attention to your article, too!
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 26, 2006

Mark Walsh wrote today that "a panel of online advertising and media executives agreed that shorter is better. Given the short attention span of the Internet audience, pre-roll video ads...

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I think even you could star in this production Title: I think even you could star in this production
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 26, 2006

I have been commenting in many of my articles about how people can become producers themselves for very little money. Here is another story from the NY Times about two people who are doing just that...

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I see your 5.4 channels and raise you another 0.6! Title: I see your 5.4 channels and raise you another 0.6!
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on September 26, 2006

Martin Lindstrom wrote an interesting book called Brandchild which he claims is "the world's largest study on kids and their relationship with brands." I found the following observation...

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Lonelygirl15 is not so lonely after all Title: Lonelygirl15 is not so lonely after all
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on September 24, 2006

I've been meaning to comment on the LonelyGirl15 saga that has received much press; gaining unprecedented media coverage for YouTube in the process. Instead of pointing you to another article...

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Come on VOD providers, let's at least get the basics correct Title: Come on VOD providers, let's at least get the basics correct
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on September 23, 2006

Years ago while working with cable television folks BEFORE their video-on-demand (VOD) services became common place, I had proposed to a Comcast'er the idea that any new offering would have to...

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Most Popular Online Broadcasters Title: Most Popular Online Broadcasters
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Filed in archive Statistics by martino on September 22, 2006

For those of you who might like to forage through the digital forest of online video but seek comfort in numbers, here are the Nielsen/NetRatings in for the week ending August 27. It covers access...

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May the Schwartz Be With You Title: May the Schwartz Be With You
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 22, 2006

Ah, pity the poor Madison Avenue advertising executive who has been on an allusive hunt for the missing young adult male demographic for many years. So as an act of pure kindness, Comcast buys and...

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Yahoo Current Network Title: Yahoo Current Network
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 20, 2006

Yahoo plans to launch a new online-video network with Al Gore's Current TV today that will add four channels of ad-supported video programming. The service will combine professional and...

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Mickey Mouse Numbers Title: Mickey Mouse Numbers
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Filed in archive Statistics by martino on September 20, 2006

Oh, this news just in ... the Walt Disney Co. has sold 125,000 digital copies of films through Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store in less than a week, generating $1 million, Disney Chief...

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Want to find out what's going on in the world or in your community? Title: Want to find out what's going on in the world or in your community?
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 20, 2006

Regular readers of this blog may recall that I've recently posted a couple of stories about how Michael De Kort used YouTube get his message out to people when the mainstream media failed to...

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The Iger Sanction Title: The Iger Sanction
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 20, 2006

Disney.com will re-launch early next year and try to be all things to all demographic groups. A new web feature will customize the interface to fit the user by age, according to Disney President-CEO...

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ABC says "wanna come up to my place and see some season openers?" Title: ABC says "wanna come up to my place and see some season openers?"
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Filed in archive Business Trends , Internet TV by martino on September 19, 2006

Last week I wrote about how television networks are trying out every possible idea when using the Internet as a distribution vehicle for their content. It basically amounts to Throwing Spaghetti...

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Sometimes CBS shows just want to be free Title: Sometimes CBS shows just want to be free
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Filed in archive Video on Demand by martino on September 19, 2006

Good news for all you Comcast VOD users out there -- CBS prime time content will now be free and more widely available! CBS and Comcast have been laboring under a 10-month old agreement whereby the...

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Follow Up on Michael De Kort and YouTube Title: Follow Up on Michael De Kort and YouTube
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 19, 2006

Three weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled "YouTube, Homeland Security, and New Media" which highlighted that people can generate their own stories, post them on a video sharing site, and...

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Is that a Phone in your pocket or are You just happy to see TV? Title: Is that a Phone in your pocket or are You just happy to see TV?
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Filed in archive Business Trends by martino on September 19, 2006

A few years ago, a new acronym crept into our lexicon: the MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). This beast is a company that does not own a licensed frequency spectrum like Verizon or Cingular,...

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Warner Music and YouTube choose to make love, not war Title: Warner Music and YouTube choose to make love, not war
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 18, 2006

YouTube might be facing the threat of litigation from Universal, but another record label, Warner Music, has forged an agreement with the video sharing site. With the agreement, the companies appear...

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Online Video Statistics Title: Online Video Statistics
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Filed in archive Statistics by martino on September 18, 2006

According to a telephone poll by the AP and AOL, 71% of U.S. Internet users who watch online video prefer to watch and download videos for free, sponsored by pre-roll advertising, while only 23% said...

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Not in the Real World Anymore Title: Not in the Real World Anymore
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 18, 2006

At MTV, reality has always been a moving target. It was 16 years ago when the network ushered in the reality genre with "The real world." It then advanced the genre further with...

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Channel Surfs Up, Dude! Title: Channel Surfs Up, Dude!
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on September 18, 2006

How important is channel surfing to you? I ask because people grow impatient if they don't get an instant channel change after they press the buttons on their remote. Any wait longer than a...

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Marketing the 'hell out of' the Simpsons Title: Marketing the 'hell out of' the Simpsons
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 15, 2006

News Corp. president Peter Chernin said his company would produce original content based on Fox hit show The Simpsons for mobile phones and then said that Fox would "market the hell out of it,...

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Throwing Spaghetti Against the Wall to See What Sticks Title: Throwing Spaghetti Against the Wall to See What Sticks
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Filed in archive Internet TV by martino on September 15, 2006

To catch this season's must-see TV debuts, TVs appear to be optional. Indeed, every major network is experimenting with the web as an alternative distribution channel. But if you think a business...

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Amazon's Unibox Video Downloads Live Title: Amazon's Unibox Video Downloads Live
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 08, 2006

The other day I pointed out that Apple and Amazon are creating competing video download services. Amazon's Unbox offering video downloads went live yesterday. The new service is Amazon.com's...

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CBS uses Classmates.com to promote show Title: CBS uses Classmates.com to promote show
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 07, 2006

CBS and Classmates.com are teaming up to promote the network's new series "The Class," by allowing Classmates.com's 40 million members to interact with the show's characters for...

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CBS = Couric Bouys Sales Title: CBS = Couric Bouys Sales
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 07, 2006

Here is a television topic that I have no interest in but maybe you do -- katie couric. So far, Katie Couric is earning her $15 million-a-year salary. The new ";CBS Evening News with Katie...

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ESPN to air live football games on cell phones Title: ESPN to air live football games on cell phones
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on September 06, 2006

ESPN will offer up to 25 live college football games each month on its consumer mobile service throughout the college season. The move marks ESPN Mobile's first foray into live programming--and...

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