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MySpace launched a new music video portal today, aggregating licensed content from both big and independent record labels. CEO Owen Van Natta announced the news at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this afternoon. Music videos make up a huge chunk of YouTube’s playcount, and […] Read more »

We are excited to announce that the National Football League will be at our upcoming NewTeeVee Live conference on November 12. Laura Goldberg, general manager for, will talk about fantasy football. Yes, fantasy football. As we’ve written recently, fantasy football isn’t just for fun — […] Read more »

HealthGuru Raises $3.2 Million; health site and provider of online health videos get Series C led by Castile Ventures. (emailed release) Mio.TV Files for Bankruptcy; online destination for Latinos to watch TV and interact ran out of cash. (Multichannel News) Best Buy Adds Netflix to Insignia; […] Read more »

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Over-the-top video delivery startup ZillionTV has made Jack Lawrence its new CEO, replacing Mitch Berman, who will become executive chairman. The company emailed the following statement to us this afternoon: “As of this week, Jack Lawrence is CEO of ZillionTV committed to day-to-day operations and fundraising […] Read more »

Of course. Of course! A month after I bought an iMac, Apple goes and refreshes the line. Normally we wouldn’t cover a product line update like this, but as our sister publication, TheAppleBlog, points out, the new, bigger, LED-lit iMacs will undoubtedly be a must-have for […] Read more »

Fox Creates Fox Digital Studios; rebranded Fox Atomic unit will create new and derivative content for digital platforms (it already has an original online development studio called 15 Gigs). (release) Home Entertainment Spending Down 3.2 Percent in Q3; consumer spending on DVD, Blu-ray, digital distribution and […] Read more »

Glee is becoming the 800 lb. singing gorilla of Twittered television. The high school musical show reached a peak of more than 53,000 Tweets last week, blowing past its prior showing of roughly 40,000. And once again, Glee left the competition in the dust. Heroes had […] Read more »

There’s a new version of the Roku box on the way that adds 80211.n wireless support, a USB port, and a 2.5A power input (compared with the 1.5A on the older box). Engadget got the scoop and some pics of the new Roku XR, but sadly […] Read more »

Vevo, the forthcoming premium music video site, has received a strategic investment from the Abu Dhabi Media Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but sources tell MediaMemo that the transaction values the venture at $300 million, which matches previous reported valuations Vevo was seeking […] Read more »

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Episodic officially launched its white-label video service to the public today, joining the crowded ranks of off-the-shelf video providers already populated with the likes of Brightcove, thePlatform and Ooyala. In the two years that the company has been in development, it has shifted focus. Back in […] Read more »

While we, like most people connected to the Internet, were gripped with Balloon Boy fever this afternoon, we thought writing about it until we learned of his fate would be in poor taste. But now that we know 6-year old Falcon Heene was always safely hanging […] Read more »

YouTube Gets Channel 4 Content; all of Channel’s VOD catch-up shows will be on YouTube shortly after their broadcast — but only to users in the UK. (The Hollywood Reporter) MLB Served Up 350,000 Live Streams Per Playoff Game; roughly 10 percent of those are viewed […] Read more »

The Office Boosts JK Wedding Video; views of the original viral video tripled the day after the sitcom’s homage. (Visible Measures) Sigma Designs to Acquire Coppergate; fabless SoC company to buy silicon-based modem solutions firm for $160 million in cash and stock. (release) DigitalSmiths Launches VideoSense […] Read more »

Pure Digital — which was acquired by Cisco earlier this year — launched its second-generation Flip MinoHD video camera today, featuring a bigger screen, more memory and the ability to share video straight to Facebook. The new MinoHD is priced at $229 and records two hours […] Read more »

If we haven’t reached it yet, the Glee backlash is bound to happen soon. Though even as tired as I am of both reading and writing about the show, even this old grumpy gus had to admit that Glee‘s Halo/Walking on Sunshine mashup was pretty infectious. […] Read more »

An update from Apple for its iMovie software released today revealed a new video format the company has been developing. CNET discovered this gem and reported the following: Dubbed iFrame, the new video format is based on industry standard technologies like H.264 video and AAC audio. […] Read more »

TiVo Gets Blockbuster On Demand; users can rent popular new release movies a la carte. (release) GlideTV Launches the “Couch Mouse;” combines keyboard, mouse and AV remote functionality into a small handheld device for those connecting their PCs or PC-like devices to their TV. (GlideTV) ViVu […] Read more »

Epix, the forthcoming pay TV and broadband channel from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, will launch on Oct. 30, the company announced yesterday. Though strangely, Verizon, which is the network’s only announced carrier, said on its Verizon at Home Blog that the telco will “announce soon the […] Read more »

BlackArrow announced today that its targeted TV ad platform is now live on Comcast’s On Demand programming in Jacksonville, Fla.. This is BlackArrow’s first market implementation with a major MSO. Typically, ads inserted into operator VOD programming are stitched into the content itself, which limits the […] Read more »

Consumer Spending on Rentals Increases in Q3; DVD and Blu-ray rentals up 9.9 percent year-over-year, hitting $1.6 billion for the quarter. (Video Business) New Tech Disrupts Camcorder Pirates; near-infrared LEDs behind movie screens put green and red blotches on surreptitious footage. (Variety) Project Runway Heading for […] Read more »

ZillionTV, the would-be set-top box/video service provider, has reportedly laid off one-third of the company. Brandon Wirtz, who says he’s a former employee of Zillion, broke the news on his blog last week, and in a statement emailed to Multichannel News, Zillion confirmed that it had […] Read more »

We’d like to thank this week’s NewTeeVee sponsors: thePlatform: What’s Your TV Everywhere Strategy? Server Beach: Save 30% by switching to dedicated hosting by Server Beach Adobe: Engage more viewers with Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server 3.5 Read more »

Update: The video is in, but it doesn’t live up to our expectations. Like something out of a ’50s sci-fi movie (with a little Kubrick thrown in), tomorrow NASA is going to BOMB THE MOON. Nothing more awesome will happen this year, and you can watch […] Read more »

Health care shmealth care — government is finally working to solve a problem we can all get behind: loud commercials. The House Communications Subcommittee has approved a bill that would require broadcasters and operators (including satellite and cable) to normalize the volume of TV advertisements. Broadcasting […] Read more »

Showtime to Launch Animated Dexter Web Series; Early Cuts is a forthcoming 12 part series premiering on Oct. 25 on (emailed release) Also with a new web series is Eduardo Sanchez, co-director of The Blair Witch Project, who is sticking with ghostly themes (albeit with […] Read more »

As millions of video choices come online, social recommendations will play an increasingly important role in what you watch. Rather than hunting and pecking for something good, we’ll tune into to what our friends are watching and suggesting. Redux (free invites after the jump) is a […] Read more »

UPDATED to reflect corrected paidContent story and to include a statement from Dailymotion. French online video site Dailymotion has raised 15 million euros ($22.1 million) to shore up its resources as the company looks for ways to monetize its audience, reports paidContent. The new funding brings […] Read more »

Visible Measures Raises Add-On Funding; total amount the video metrics company got for its third round undisclosed, it had already taken $10 million in March. (paidContent) Piper Jaffray Bullish on Redbox; with rental kiosks taking share from traditional retailers and online delivery still being years out, […] Read more »

Qualcomm’sFLO TV is launching the properly-named-but-it’s-kind-of-a-boring-moniker FLO TV Personal Television device for those who want to watch television on the go. But do consumers want to carry around another device and pay another subscription to watch TV wherever they are? The FLO TV Personal Television plays […] Read more »

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