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Redbox Signs Sony to $460 Million Distribution Agreement; five-year deal has the studio providing DVDs to the kiosk rental company, the first such studio deal for Redbox. (Video Business) Soapbox R.I.P.; Microsoft decides to just kill off its UGC video site. (paidContent) Facebook Served 1B Video […]

Redbox Signs Sony to $460 Million Distribution Agreement; five-year deal has the studio providing DVDs to the kiosk rental company, the first such studio deal for Redbox. (Video Business)

Soapbox R.I.P.; Microsoft decides to just kill off its UGC video site. (paidContent)

Facebook Served 1B Video Views in June; engineer says he’s dealing with half a million videos a day. (Facebook)

BrightRoll Breaks into comScore Top 10; company says video ad market is stabilizing, with pre-roll CPMs up up 3.1 percent from last quarter. (BrighRoll) (Disclosure: BrightRoll is funded by True Ventures, which also funds the GigaOM Network.)

Danny DeVito Gets Hands Bloody with Web Content; actor’s web site TheBloodFactory.com will launch with 5 of a reported 50 horror short films at Comic-Con this Friday. (Variety)

Commercial Time Up 3.5 Percent Last Year; broadcast networks showed 5,688 prime-time commercial minutes in 2008, up from 5,492 in 2007. (MediaPost)

VOD Use Jumps 15 Percent Year-Over-Year; Rentrak reports that June was the biggest month for VOD viewing, with an average viewing time of 16.5 minutes per day per active unique set-top box. (TV by the Numbers)

Cinetic and Babelgum Extend Partnership; web TV service will get six new films exclusively including Wild Seven, Scrambled Beer and Jack Says. (emailed release)

  1. [...] in Hollywood with studios polarized about Rexbox’s business model. Summit and NCircle join Sony, Disney and Lionsgate on Team Redbox, but biggies like Warner Bros., Universal and Fox are [...]

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  2. [...] that Redbox has struck with Hollywood movie studios over the past year or so. Warner Bros. joins Sony, Disney, Lionsgate and Paramount in agreeing to new release windows with the DVD rental kiosk [...]

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  3. [...] its online streaming service. Meanwhile, Redbox has signed off on similar deals with Warner Bros., Sony, Disney, Lions Gate and [...]

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