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Worldwide Biggies raises $9m round

These guys have been out for about a year and have just decided to raise a round. From NewTeeVee: “Albie Hecht, the former president of Nickelodeon, has raised $9 million and secured distribution deals for Worldwide Biggies, his young adult- and family-focused digital studio. Worldwide Biggies is not exclusively devoted to online productions, though web […]

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NBC: digital local content

NBC’s new O&O guy says digital content for local TV stations needs to focus on local. John highlights the need for “local portals” and hopes to have “laser beams” in a bid to become the “Diet Coke” of “local content”: just one calorie, not local enough. From Broadcast & Cable: “John Wallace, the new president […]

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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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NBC backs Sugar

NBC has taken a stake in the Sugar publishing network. From TechCrunch: “Sugar Publishing, the company behind the hugely successful Team Sugar and ten or so other blogs aimed at the female demographic, will announce a new round of financing tomorrow. They are not disclosing the size of the round, but it is being led […]

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Clown Co. pile on

As you no doubt know, NBC and Fox ( and MySpace, Yahoo, MSN and AOL) announced the formation of a yet to be named company (ClownCo. for you Google people) to create the largest advertising platform ever. From Bloomberg: “NBC and News Corp. will create a new Web site that features full-length films and television […]

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NBC’s Bob Wright: Last Chance Theater

NBC Universal Chairman Bob Wright tells B&C that this is the last chance for big media to move into an unguarded digital media world. From Broadcasting & Cable: “For a survey of the “state of the media” for the magazine’s Jan. 29 edition, Wright says that the media are generally strong, with some weakness in […]

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NBC’s Smokin’ Aces Second Life Assassin (UPDATE)

This is so cool, via eightbar. Even though I can’t get any of the SLurls to work and there is nothing about registration in the Peacock Room, its still great. NBC is promoting its upcoming movie, Smokin Aces, with a game in Second Life. Its basically a big game of in world tag, with real […]

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Sab Kanaujia, NBCU and Social Networks

TechCrunch dug out a deleted post in google cache from Sab Kanaujia, VP of Digital Innovation at NBC Digital Media. The post referred to NBC’s position and plans for social networks. TechCrunch: “On December 26, 2006 he wrote a long post on his blog outlining NBC’s vision for social networking. Sometime After January 9 the […]

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iVillage Second Life Girls Night Out

iVillage is going to start a bi-weekly “Girls Night Out” in Second Life. 3pointD: “iVillage, an online community for women established in 1995, is coming to the virtual world of Second Life in the form of a bi-weekly Girls Night Out that will seek to showcase existing content rather than draw people to a branded […]

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