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mobitv

The company, which licenses a technology to large wireless carriers that lets their customers watch live TV on their smart phones, pulls its $75 million IPO bid, citing “unfavorable market conditions.” Read more »

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While the Viacom/DirecTV carriage dispute is commanding the bulk of attention Wednesday, several high-profile media analysts publicly advised Dish Network to end its own carriage war with AMC Networks, and to also bite the bullet and settle its expensive legal dispute with AMC over Voom HD. Read more »

bliplogo

New York-based Blip, long a leading platform for independent video producers to get their work seen on YouTube, will launch a Los Angeles studio, where it will work more closely with content creators to tailor genre-based video for advertisers. Read more »

Bammo

Big Frame is a Hollywood media company dabbling in virtually all portions of the YouTube business model. In addition to representing talents such as MysteryGuitarMan, Destorm Power and Mike Diva, the company produces branded content and operates its own channel, Bammo. Read more »

netflix-ipad

While upgrading Netflix’s stock rating to “neutral” from “sell,” Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible said that slow-moving competition as well as studios’ “addiction” on licensing fees will benefit the subscription streaming service in the near term. As for the long-term, Wible’s still not a believer. Read more »

Sony Google TV

After disappointing sales of its first-generation Google TV product, Sony will launch an updated version of its Android-based set-top next month. It will also be the first to extend the platform beyond the U.S., with plans to debut it in Europe and Latin America. Read more »

TV everywhere
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According to research firm Parks Associates, only about a fifth of pay TV subscribers know that their cable, satellite or telco service provider offers products that let them view video content on digital devices over the internet. Read more »

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Switching its cloud computing infrastructure from Amazon to its own optimized data center has resulted in far greater efficiency and performance for the social gaming company, its CIO, Debra Chrapaty, told GigaOM Structure 2012 Wednesday. But the technologies needed to optimize power consumption still need improvement. Read more »

Netflix

Research firm Parks Associates finds that nearly one-fifth of premium cable subscribers would consider switching their entertainment dollars to Netflix. And 16 percent of cable/satellite subscribers would consider subscription video-on-demand over their pay TV provider’s VOD service. Read more »

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Once the fastest growing content supplier in the online video business, Vevo has seen its U.S. internet audience shrink by 20 percent over the last year, according to numbers released Monday by comScore. The measurement, however, does not reflect migration to mobile platforms. Read more »

SpongeBob-SquarePants

Defunct Web 1.0-era VOD company Intertainer continues to file patent suits, alleging Viacom transgresses its technology when streams shows like Spongebob Squarepants. Intertainer is currently litigating with Hulu and has a 10-year history of filing complaints and winning settlements. Read more »

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