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Online video market aggregation

Ashkan Karbasfrooshan has a great series going on Techcrunch covering the online video industry.  In this post he makes some guesses about who will buy who as the demand for online video content gets more mainstream. Demand Media will acquire Tremor Media Lagardere Groupe will acquire Dailymotion Scripps will acquire 5Min Google will acquire Ooyala […]

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OTR/OTG site launches

Jason pushed the OTR/OTG site live yesterday.  It has a concept video and already has a good number of posts from Richard in the journal section including some great posts and pictures from Richards trip to Kenya. There are also a few videos including “Geofrey’s Goat,” where Richard slaughters a goat with a knife and […]

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OTR/OTG new project

I have started to work on a new project with artist Richard Sudden and digital media producer Jason Vise called On the Road/Off the Grid. We are going to produce an ongoing video series with accompanying social media to chronicle Richards travels as he looks for innovative sustainability projects to bring back to his property […]

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How to beat (compete) with Google locally

Terry Heaton takes a look at how local media can try and compete with Google for local media dollars. From the post: “So in order to compete with Google at the local level, we also must become an advertising system. There are a variety of ways to go about this, but here are five things […]

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Terry’s 10 local TV assumptions

If you read this blog you know that I am a big fan of Terry Heaton. He’s not pulling any punches with this post: “The TV audience for local media isn’t coming back. News — and especially local news — is being increasingly commodified. The local weather franchise is moving to The Weather Channel, Weather […]

Continue reading – not dead yet gets another year of life. From The Hollywood Reporter: “Following a keynote speech Tuesday at the Online Media, Marketing & Advertising Conference & Expo, Tony Ponturo, vp global media and sports/entertainment marketing, also said that Anheuser-Busch decided to end its 25-year title sponsorship of NASCAR’s Busch series and its role as the official beer […]

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Comcast buys BuddyTV

The acquisitions continue. From PaidContent: “Seattle-based BuddyTV, a TV community site, is being acquired by Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), has learned from sources. BuddyTV took a loan of $250K from the Charles River Ventures’ Quick Start Seed Funding program back in May, before taking a $2.8 million investment from Gemstar-TV Guide this summer. The site […]

Continue reading free classified ads is a classified ad site from KMTV and its five radio stations. From Lost Remote: “It is its own brand and does not have the names/logos of the TV or radio stations on it. For now, users can post everything, including pictures and videos, for free. Eventually the site will charge for the pix […]

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Quincy Smith on Hulu

From Forbes: “Yes, we’re constantly talking to [Hulu]. We’d love the opportunity to do it, assuming that the deals make sense. I don’t know Jason [Kilar, Hulu’s chief executive], the guy they got from Amazon, though I certainly know a lot of people who know him and respect the heck out of him. If anyone […]

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Hulu does something – rumormill

TechCrunch set off a blogstorm of posts over the rumor that Hulu is buying Mojiti. From TechCrunch: “It is surprising that Hulu would use a third party platform for their service rather than build it themselves from the ground up. They’ve already missed their promised Summer 2007 launch date, however, and probably think the acquisition […]

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