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Catch the Post-Season on PostSeason.TV; MLBAM, Turner Sports and FOX Sports offer a blackout-free playoff subscription package. (paidContent) NeuLion Buys Interactive Netcasting Systems; New York based web sportscaster buys Canadian IPTV software maker for $7.1 (USD) cash and stock deal. (The Hollywood Reporter) Corey Feldman to […] Read more »

In the ongoing back and forth of Viacom’s $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube/Google, evidence may have been uncovered that shows YouTube employees were among those who uploaded unauthorized copyrighted content to the site, according to CNET. In addition, internal emails show that YouTube managers were aware […] Read more »

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From a journalist’s perspective, following Yahoo’s web video plans have been fun, because they have been all over the map. It’s been ramped up, pared down, sidelined and streamlined. But Yahoo’s strategy of finding an audience first and building a show around it seems to be […] Read more »

Jinni Enters Public Beta; recommendation service lets you search for movies based on your mood. (TechCrunch UK) Anne Frank Video Draws Viewers; only known moving image of the 11-year old diarist seen nearly 1.7 million times since launching last week. (Anne Frank House Channel) (Hat tip […] Read more »

Exits in the world of online video don’t happen every day, but today we have a trio of acquisitions from KIT Digital and AEG. Confirming early reportslast week, white-label video provider KIT Digital announced today that it has acquired Nunet AG of Cologne, Germany and TheFeedRoom […] Read more »

A new online dating service called Gelato is based on the notion that your life stream could be the way to find love online. Rather than relying on static (and often woefully outdated) profiles that people post, Gelato taps into your Facebook, Twitter, Hulu or Netflix […] Read more »

FOX Files Brief to Dismiss Redbox’s Suit; the two entities are in an ongoing tussle over $1 per night movie rentals and timely access to DVDs; the studio calls Redbox’s claims “fatally flawed.” (AllThingsD) For some background on this story, see our previous coverage. Analyst: NBComcast […] Read more »

If you couldn’t or didn’t get tickets to the big ole Austin City Limits festival happening this weekend — don’t be too glum. Word from the GigaOM remote office in Austin is that it’s going to rain (big, Texas-style thunderstorms!). With that kind of forecast, you […] Read more »

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The flurry over a potential Comcast takeover of GE’s NBC Universal is picking up steam with more details. No official announcement has been made, but here’s what’s being reported so far: From CNBC, which was the first to unearth the most recent details: General Electricand Comcast […] Read more »

Video Companies Raise $180.9 Million in Q3; Roku, Ustream, boxee among those who received influx of cash. (VideoNuze) And kicking off the next quarter is Delivery Agent, which announced today that it has raised $25 million to expand its click-to-buy applications for video. (paidContent) YouTube Makes […] Read more »

3D TV Not All its Cracked Up to 3Be? Even with a new TV you’ll still need to wear the glasses, and the content becomes unwatchable for those not wearing glasses. (TV by the Numbers) Fox Interactive Now Called News Corp. Digital Media; new name comes […] Read more »

Fall Season Start Not That Great; despite the rosy stories about strong debuts, NBC, ABC and the CW’s ratings are down. (TV by the Numbers) Get Some Sony Movies on the Go; new feature on select Blu-ray discs will allow users to transfer movies from PS3 […] Read more »

When I first heard of the concept of a 24-hour TV news station, I scoffed. “Who would want to watch that?” Of course, I was going into the fourth grade and at summer camp, so my lack of foresight can probably be forgiven. Something I definitely […] Read more »

Don’t stop believin’ in FOX’s musical comedy Glee. For the second week in a row the show is racking up impressive social buzz on Twitter, according to the latest stats from Trendrr. Glee rocked the week with a high of 71,555 tweets on Thursday. The ratings-challenged […] Read more »

Playboy Getting into TV Everywhere; adult network in talks with operators about wrapping an online option into the pay channel’s subscription. (Multichannel News) Shenanigans with Video Ad Delivery; some video ad networks being deceptive about the number of impressions they deliver by counting auto-playing ads that […] Read more »

All eyes are on AT&T today, as the company has started rolling out multimedia messaging service (MMS) for the iPhone. Stacey at GigaOM pondered this morning whether AT&T’s network will be able to handle the crush of iPhoners sending videos and pictures to one another, and […] Read more »

Leaked CBS Email Calls Out Hulu’s “Reckless Streams”; executive memo ponders how hard it would be to prove ratings declines are a result of Hulu. (TechCrunch) A Primer on Safe Harbors; with recent court cases like Universal v. Veoh in the news, here’s a refresher on […] Read more »

14 Million Videos Uploaded to Facebook Each Month; up 40 percent from 10 million in July. (Inside Facebook) Microsoft and Intel Partner for Mobile Silverlight; Atom-based devices running Windows 7 or Moblin will support the video technology, and Silverlight will be part of Intel’s Atom Developer […] Read more »

The most aptly named live-streaming company in the business, Livestream, is taking the wraps off its new Livepack — an all-in-one, backpack-sized device that enables live, mobile, HD-quality broadcasts. The ruggedized device requires no laptop and comes with a touchscreen and six integrated 3G/EVDO modems from […] Read more »

Dr. Horrible 2 and Joss Whedon Digital Studio on the Way? Sequel to the smash web series will likely happen, according to creator Whedon, who is looking for $5 million investment for a new digital studio that would create for web series per year. (Tubefilter) Google […] Read more »

Arris announced today that it will acquire the assets of Digeo, Inc. for roughly $20 million in cash. Kirkland, Wash.-based Digeo, which was founded by Paul Allen in 1999, was originally set up to deliver stock and sports information through set-top boxes. In 2002, the company […] Read more »

CBS Launching Katie Couric Web Show; weekly “online conversations” with the CBS news anchor to feature big names and run for 20-30 minutes each. (Media Decoder) Report: MySpace Plans to Launch New Vid Service; with some help from Hulu, the site will supposedly offer more feature […] Read more »

With the economy in the dumps, it makes sense that live online video learning site eduFire would go after those looking to refine or learn new business skills. The company announced today that it is launching a new Business Channel to provide courses for the wannabe […] Read more »

Vuclip announced today that it has raised a $6 million Series B round of funding led by Jafco Ventures, with existing investor New Enterprise Associates returning. This brings the total amount the company has raised to a little more than $14 million. Liz did an excellent […] Read more »

VidiMAX Gets $4.5 Million; Troika Dialog takes a majority stake in the on-demand online movie service. (Quintura Blog) ActiveVideo Networks Partners with Videon Central; AVN’s software to be embedded in Videon’s middleware stack found in CE devices, will allow delivery of up-to-date video apps to connected […] Read more »

Well, this one slipped past our radar last week (we were busy re-programming our TiVos for the fall TV season), but Hulu made good on its promise from earlier this year to get more into the social viewing game. The premium content site released its Hulu: […] Read more »

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