Tag Archives: Online Video

Bud.tv – not dead yet

Bud.tv 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), paidContent.org 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 […]

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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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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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The High School sports battle

On the heels of Hearst’s announcement of HighSchoolPlaybook.com comes Belo’s HSgametime.com and Emmis’ IHSAAsports.org. From a naming standpoint I think Hearst is the clear winner. From Mediaweek: “Hearst-Argyle’s HighSchoolPlaybook, an online, on-air and mobile brand that combines social networking with high-definition video, stats, music and merchandising, initially launched on seven of its 26 stations; four […]

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The Weather Channel’s blue box

Weather videos with ads for you! From Lost Remote: “The Weather Channel’s weather.com launched a new video player today they’re calling “Blue Box.” (No, I didn’t get the name at first either, until I looked at their logo.) In a press release, the player is described as being powered by Brightcove and DoubleClick. The player […]

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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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Joost: 1 million beta users

Joost has 1 million beta users and will launch by the end of the year. From the APC: “Joost, the peer-to-peer TV sharing application from the inventors of Skype and Kazaa, has signed up more than a million beta testers and is on track for an end-of-year launch, its co-creator has revealed. “The plan is […]

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