Tag Archives: Clown Co.

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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Hulu: the hating game

NBCU gave everyone plenty of time to store up the hate for the newly named Hulu. So let the games begin. From Techcrunch: “Congratulations are in order to YouTube-competitor Hulu, which took just five months to come up with a name after announcing itself in March. CEO Jason Kilar says the name “captures the spirit […]

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Clown Co = Hulu

Fall is in the air (not really in Atlanta) and the branding exercise is over, NBCU and News Corp present Hulu. From Techcrunch: “This morning news broke about NBC Universal and News Corporation’s joint video venture, hitherto dubbed “Clown Co.”, after a press release was sent out by a Hulu.com representative claiming that “Hulu” was […]

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Clown Co, NBCU and Peacock Equity

NBC is out in front today with two stories. The first is a head to head about web video with Sab Kanaujia, vice president for digital product strategy at NBC Universal and Steven Starr, co-founder and chairman of Revver. The second is a somewhat strange interview with NBC Universal Chief Digital Officer George Kliavkoff. From […]

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Mike Cassidy loves Clown Co.

In a breathless review of, well, of not much of anything, Video Insider’s Mike Cassidy predicts great success for Clown Co. From Insider Video: “It appears as though the company is starting out right by selecting a digital executive to lead it. Jason Kilar has a good reputation and appears to be a wise selection. […]

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NBBC: parts and pieces to Clown Co.

From beta launch to dead pool in 10 months. From TechCrunch: “The remains of NBBC will be merged into the NBC/ News Corp joint venture first announced in March. The new service, dubbed Clown Co by some has long been discussed but to date is yet to appear. Strangely, News Corp recently launched MySpace TV, […]

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ClownCo gets a leader: already worth $1 billion!

The not-yet-named joint venture between NBC and News Corp has named a leader. From Lost Remote: “Former Amazon.com senior VP, Jason Kilar has been named to head up the video joint venture organized by NBCU and News Corp. Kilar had written up the business plan for Amazon’s entry into the video and DVD business. A […]

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Clown Co.: DOA

Changes is Good thinks the new effort by everyone not Google is going to fail. From the post: “The three main reasons its sure to flop are: 1) Control. The networks are creating the site in the hopes of controlling how their content gets used, shared and distributed online. I’d guess that in a dank […]

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Why Apple TV is a game changer

Sure there are a ton of posts about the Apple TV but here is a good one on why its going to make an impact. From NewTeeVee: “Technically, the Apple TV may be simple, but its effect on the TV industry will be anything but. Why? Because TV business models that have thrived for the […]

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