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Remember all of this talk about big media companies making their own YouTube? Well word got out today from Broadcasting&Cable that Viacom, owners of MTV, Nickelodeon and other big channels has backed out of the talks with NBC Universal, News Corp. and CBS. It looks like […]

Remember all of this talk about big media companies making their own YouTube? Well word got out today from Broadcasting&Cable that Viacom, owners of MTV, Nickelodeon and other big channels has backed out of the talks with NBC Universal, News Corp. and CBS. It looks like the big guys simply can’t agree on anything for their own good. Until Tuesday afternoon, Viacom was a big part of the talks. Why they backed out is unknown at this point, although it could be due to the fact Viacom’s MTV Networks Online and News Corp.’s MySpace are direct rivals to each other.

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  1. If you guys where on the Venice beta you would see why Viacom backed out of this deal .

    I would say 25% of the content in the beta comes from MTV…

  2. NewTeeVee » Viacom Demands YouTube Pull Its Clips Friday, February 2, 2007

    […] Then Viacom apparently eased up while negotiations with YouTube were ongoing. Viacom had also been part of talks to create the so-called big media “YouTube killer,” but had backed out, according to reports. […]

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