– MTV Korea’s Branded Online Video Network Launches: An interesting and ambitious deal from MTV Korea: it has tied up with five major online service to launch MTView, an online video service which it will syndicate and co-brand through these five sites. The five companies working whit MTV include: video sharing site Pandora TV, Bugs (music videos), Empas (online search), Joins.com (news).
— Veoh’s New Look: Video site Veoh has officially come out of beta with a new logo, a serious recommendation engine based on your viewing habits, advertising, and a new revenue-sharing program for uploaders of original video called Veoh Pro. With Veoh Pro, video creators can charge per view or share in ad revenues.
— HBO launches VOD service in U.K.: HBO is to launch a subscription VOD service in the U.K., the first time in UK. The new initiative, due to roll out this spring, will be carried by three competing British digital platforms, Virgin Media, BT Vision and Tiscali TV, as a bundled offering.
— Sony Pictures Acquires International Rights to ‘Afterworld’ For Multiplatform: Hollywood Reporter goes bonkers over this deal. Rational minds will say it is just a multiplatform deal…SPTI will acquire 130 two-minute episodes to be distributed across TV, web and mobile outlets…the episodes will be made available as two-minute episodes as well as 13 half-hour episodes for broadcasters.
— StumbleUpon brings video to the Wii: StumbleUpon has announced an update to its Stumble Video product, enabling owners of Nintendo’s Wii to find video content and watch it on the popular game console.
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