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CW Won’t Stream Gossip Girl Online; network thinks the move will help bolster the show’s oldteevee ratings. Teenage girls protest… then go back to texting about what a jerk Spencer Pratt is. (TVWeek) YouTube Sketchies2 Winner Announced; WaverlyFlams takes home $40,000 in cash and prizes for […]

CW Won’t Stream Gossip Girl Online; network thinks the move will help bolster the show’s oldteevee ratings. Teenage girls protest… then go back to texting about what a jerk Spencer Pratt is. (TVWeek)

YouTube Sketchies2 Winner Announced; WaverlyFlams takes home $40,000 in cash and prizes for “Sherlockbot & The Cast of the Purloined Piggybank.” (YouTube Blog)

Bunch of No-Shows at Cali FCC Hearing; AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner Cable skipped the public session on net neutrality. But Larry Lessig showed up with a powerful lecture. (GigaOM)

MediaXstream Buys Secure Media Solutions; transport and managed network service provide acquired production applications, consulting, and managed workflow solutions provider, terms undisclosed. (PEHub)

Break a Leg Creator Hearts YouTube; says recent stories surrounding his $1,600 for two million plays misses the point. (Break a Leg Blog)

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  1. WB to Combine Old TV Shows, New Web Shows « NewTeeVee Monday, April 28, 2008

    [...] it with current CW shows (one of the most popular of which, Schwartz’s Gossip Girl, was just taken offline to avoid competing with its broadcast slot — huh?). The web doesn’t really care if the [...]

  2. Gossip Girl to Stream Online Again « NewTeeVee Tuesday, July 22, 2008

    [...] is having trouble quantifying the show as a hit despite receiving widespread buzz for it — took Gossip Girl off its site in an effort to boost television [...]

  3. Is the Web Hurting Guilty Pleasure TV Shows? « NewTeeVee Thursday, November 20, 2008

    [...] supposed popularity (at least as measured by things like press coverage). The network even pulled Gossip Girl from online streaming last season in an effort to drive up viewership (it resumed [...]

  4. The Outlook for Video Startups in 2009 « NewTeeVee Wednesday, January 7, 2009

    [...] by Spot Runner, Bebo (the social network has significant investment in original video) by AOL, MediaXstream by Secure Media Solutions, Kontiki by MK Capital, FanLib by Disney, CNET (which has many video assets) by CBS Interactive, [...]

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