– YouTube serves up 100 mln videos a day: YouTube said viewers are now watching more than 100 million videos per day on its site…YouTube has 29 percent of the U.S. multimedia entertainment market, according to Hitwise; MySpace has a 19 percent share; Yahoo, MSN, Google and AOL each have 3 percent to 5 percent of the online video market.
In June, 2.5 billion videos were watched on YouTube…more than 65,000 videos are now uploaded daily, up from around 50,000 in May, the company said.
– TNT, Veoh in Promo Deal: TNT has tied up with video sharing site Veoh Networks to deliver free movies, interviews and other content tied to TNT’s upcoming anthology series “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King” on demand.
– How to Build a Video-on-Demand Ad: Some advertisers and agencies are crafting specific creative for the on-demand environment.
– Fremantle sets up own download service: FremantleMedia is creating its own download service offering hundreds of hours of comedy…The company’s enterprises division, which houses international distribution and worldwide licensing, has spearheaded the initiative, partnering with digital specialist Art Alliance Media. Some more details here.
– Alliance Atlantis’s Plans To CSI Downloads Outside U.S.: Alliance Atlantis, the Canadian TV distribution firm which holds rights to CSI outside U.S., is looking to grow by reaching new viewers online and downloads at off-peak hours, the company’s CEO said. Alliance is working with co-owner CBS and CSI’s creators to develop downloads and Mobile CSI for worldwide sale.
– Broadband Plans For BSkyB: James Baker, managing director of Sky Networked Media: “Anyone can launch a broadband site for TV in this world…It’s not about ownership of rights, it’s about distributing content and working with partners and making it simple for the consumer.”
– C4 in dispute over broadband advertising rights: In UK, Channel 4 has come under fire from the IPA over fears that actors and musicians could sue agencies for rights infringements as a result of its recently launched online broadcasting service. The IPA asked the broadcaster to indemnify clients and agencies against potential legal action from third-party rights holders.
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