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The Emmys are tonight, and sadly, for NewTeeVee-ers, the only place to watch the show live is on oldteevee channel CBS at 8 p.m.. However, those looking for an outlet for snarky comments on fashion choices, bad jokes and speeches, fear not, the web has got […] Read more »

Interactive TV services company Ensequence announced today that it has secured $20 million in new funding, led by Clay Mathile, CEO of CYMI Technologies and former CEO and owner of the Iams Company. Ensquence also announced today that Peter Low will become the company’s new CEO, […] Read more »

Verizon Added 300,000 New New FiOS TV Subs in Q2; telco now has 2.5 million subscribers to its TV service. (GigaOM) No wonder the company’s CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, said at an investor conference yesterday that “Video is going to be the core product in the fixed-line […] Read more »

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There’s been chatter about Hulu launching a subscription service lately, and now Dan Rayburn reports that Hulu is already beta testing such a paid service internally. Rayburn, whose sources confirm that Hulu-gans are indeed working on this initiative, doesn’t believe the subscription service will come to […] Read more »

CBS Sports announced today that all of the SEC football games the network broadcasts will also be streamed live for free on CBSSports.com. CBS’ coverage of the SEC starts this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET with Tennessee vs. top-ranked Florida. CBSSports will live stream 15 SEC […] Read more »

Worldwide IPTV and cable video equipment revenues jumped during the second quarter of this year, hitting $1.2 billion, up 15 percent from the first quarter, according to new data from Infonetics. Additionally, the research firm predicts more M&A activity in the operator space because of relaxed […] Read more »

U.S. Open Final Viewed by 14.6 Million; rain-delayed match up 118 percent over last year’s rain-delayed match. (TV by the Numbers) Bewkes Chastises Reluctant TV Everywhere Programmers; with Disney withholding its participation in the authentication trials over money, Time Warner’s CEO and Chairman scoffed, saying that […] Read more »

ZillionTV announced today that it is expanding its distribution strategy with plans to sell directly to consumers, and has delayed the commercial launch until the second half of 2010 from its initially anticipated debut by the end of this year. Zillion CEO Mitch Berman told us […] Read more »

More Hulu Subscription Talk; during an investor conference, Zucker and Murdoch say they are looking to ways to further monetize the site but (still) don’t offer up any details. (Multichannel News) Rupe and Zuck are definitely interested in making more money off the premium content portal […] Read more »

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Cablevision announced today that it will begin rolling out interactive TV ads, allowing viewers to use their remotes to “click” on a commercial in order to get more information. Interactive ads in Cablevision’s Optimum Select program will have a small banner that says “Click SEL for […] Read more »

We wondered if the high video traffic Nielsen recorded in July would be anomalous in light of Michael Jackson’s funeral, and if there would be a drop in August as people went on vacation. But new numbers from Nielsen show that August was a robust month, […] Read more »

Storage company Seagate today introduced its new FreeAgent Theater+, the latest version of its media storage/player set-top box. And while they’ve added some bells and whistles, with so many other options out there, can this new and improved FreeAgent make the cut? Similar to the first […] Read more »

Kyte Launches Pro Service; allows publishers to broadcast HD streams from multiple sources; TV Guide using the service for red carpet coverage at the Emmys. (Kyte Blog) MTV Video Awards Generated More than 5 Million Streams; Kanye West’s controversial comments help drive plays within 24 hours […] Read more »

Joost Removed Volpi as Chairman; brouhaha gets more interesting as Joost says it “is conducting an investigation into Mr. Volpi’s actions during his tenure as CEO and as chairman.” WSJ Digits blog) Viacom Aggressively Takes Down Kanye Clips; network playing whack-a-mole with controversial MTV Video Awards […] Read more »

It was an emotional weekend for viral video moments. At tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West bolted on-stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance of the VMA for Best Female Video to grab the microphone and proclaim that Beyonce “had one of the best videos of all […] Read more »

We were intrigued and excited about the addition of a video camera to the iPod nano this week. Apple threw the gauntlet down against the Flip in the battle to get stupidly simple video cameras into the hands of consumers. But how do the two compare […] Read more »

Ratings Consortium Gets a Name; Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) is the supergroup of media companies and advertisers trying to take on Nielsen. Robert Seidman calls the initiative “group therapy.” (TV by the Numbers) The coalition has only raised $1.4 million in total seed funding […] Read more »

Mike Volpi is no longer Joost’s Chairman, Silicon Alley Insider has confirmed. In June, Volpi resigned his position as CEO of the failed web TV startup and became a venture partner at Index Ventures, an investor in Joost. Volpi’s role at Index gets a little more […] Read more »

Mobile entertainment company mSpot announced today at the GigaOM Mobilize 09 conference that it’s expanding its streaming movie service this fall beyond Sprint to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, and will be available on more than 30 handsets. mSpot allows users to stream full-length feature films (among […] Read more »

Bresnan Communications Deploys Clearleap; cable operator implements web-video-to-TV platform to manage local VOD content. (Multichannel News) NFL Blackout Games to be Streamed; in-market games will be available for streaming beginning at midnight the day of the game, and will be accessible for 72 hours. (Broadcasting & […] Read more »

Comcast’s authentication initiative OnDemand Online (also referred to as “TV Everywhere”) will launch nationally within the next two months, according to Comcast COO Steve Burke, who spoke at yesterday at a financial conference (hat tip to Light Reading). The cable company kicked off its OnDemand Online […] Read more »

YouTube announced Wednesday that it will roll out a new social feature to recommend video channels of people you may know. From the YouTube corporate blog: How will we make the suggestions? If you’ve logged in to YouTube and sent a video to a friend’s email […] Read more »

Adobe has expanded its Flash Media Rights Management Server to protect downloads, and re-christened the product with the much catchier moniker Flash Access 2.0. The company is also releasing on Thursday the public preview of its new scripting software Adobe Story. Flash Access extends Adobe’s digital […] Read more »

Verivue Raises $20 Million; IP video distribution company adds third round led by Sigma Partners, which follows a $40 million round the company disclosed just in March. (peHUB, via a regulatory filing) Telcos Taking Share from Cable Cos; AT&T and Verizon grew to 4.4 percent share […] Read more »

The tech world basically stops when Apple holds an event, and today’s iPod show will be no different. While no big NewTeeVee-related news is predicted for today, it’s surpise-lovin’ Apple, so you never know. For live updates throughout the show, check out our sister pub, TheAppleBlog. […] Read more »

When Hulu launched its first TV ad during the Super Bowl this year, it brought back dot-bomb memories for many. But that spot, along with the premium content portal’s subsequent star-studded television campaign, appears to have worked for Hulu not just in terms of viewership, but […] Read more »

Multi-service operators may be charging head first into their TV Everywhere initiatives, but Nielsen is taking a — pardon the pun — more measured approach. In an open letter posted to its corporate blog today, Sara Erichson, Nielsen President, Media Client Services North America wrote explained […] Read more »

Online learning site eduFire announced today that it has raised $1.3 million in Series A funding from Battery Ventures, Western Technology Investments and investor Gokul Rajaram (who helped build Google AdSense). eduFire is an educational marketplace where students can take classes via live web video. The […] Read more »

Apple TV Won’t Be Your Cable Box; Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer says adding cable tuning to its set-top box “just doesn’t fit Apple’s business.” (Business Insider) Stream5 Raises Funds; Munich-based online video company gets “seven-figure sum” from new investors KfW and angel Klaud Wecken and existing […] Read more »

Online video publisher Brightcove is extending its reach to the television through a new partnership with open-source media center Boxee. The deal announced today will allow Brightove customers to create their own branded content channel within Boxee, which creates a 10-foot media browsing experience for laptop […] Read more »

Liz and I will be in Seattle next week, and we’re hoping you can come out and have a drink with us at the first-ever NewTeeVee Seattle Meetup. Here are details: When: Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Where: Black Bottle (must be 21 or older) […] Read more »

TiVo won a court order today that could cost Dish and Echostar $200 million in damages. From The Wall Street Journal: Judge David Folsom, presiding in federal court in Texas, awarded TiVo $2.25 per DVR subscriber per month from April 18, 2008, through July 1, 2009, […] Read more »

Time Warner Cable Hires Former Joost CTO; Jason Gaedtke will most likely help the cabler with its TV Everywhere plans; TWC had reportedly been in talks to buy Joost, but that didn’t happen. (Light Reading) Some Preliminary U.S. Open Stats; during the first two days of […] Read more »

Hollywood is currently split over the cheap $1-a-night DVD rental prices from kiosk companies like Redbox, but new data from SNL Kagan suggests that VOD vendors should be worried as well. Could VOD companies make money with $1 per night rentals? The short answer is no. […] Read more »

Netgear will release its Digital Entertainer Live set-top box next week, as the company tries a less techie approach to getting over-the-top video to your TV. The simplified set-top box looks like a router, but is more reminiscent of a Roku with its small, unassuming design. […] Read more »

Music Videos Back Online on YouTube in the UK; video site reaches agreement with the PRS for Music rights collection society; premium videos to return in the next few days. (YouTube Biz Blog) Speaking of online music videos, Vevo is reportedly in talks with NBC and […] Read more »

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