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A new website aptly named Videoonwikipedia.org aims to get more users to contribute video clips to Wikipedia by demystifying some of the issues related to the site’s video format. Videoonwikipedia.org was launched today by the Participatory Culture Foundation, which is also known for its Miro video […] Read more »

Jibjab co-founders and brothers Evan and Gregg Spiridellis are pulling no punches in an interview that NewTeeVee reader and CinemaTech blogger Scott Kirsner was kind enough to pass on to us. Asked if advertising works for his industry, Gregg responds: “To support a high-quality produced product […] Read more »

The American Film Institute (AFI) informed its supporters late last week that it will put its Digital Content Lab on hiatus, effectively ending a long-running program that matched up broadcasters and studios with software and device vendors, as well as designers and UI experts, to develop […] Read more »

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March Madness is kicking off with its opening round game today, and CBS  is getting ready to live stream all games online starting with the first round on Thursday. The network has already made $37 million and sold all of its ad revenue for March Madness […] Read more »

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DivX Inc. is releasing a new version of its media player today that tries to bring web video downloads to legacy devices without Internet connectivity. The new DivX player, which is part of a free software suite called DivX Plus, can convert downloaded videos and transfer […] Read more »

EMI has chosen Brightcove to distribute and monetize video across its various web properties, the video platform vendor announced today. The major label hopes to expand its audience reach as well secure new ad revenue streams through the cooperation with Brightcove, according to a news release. […] Read more »

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It’s been a lonely day at the office for us at camp GigaOM, with multiple writers headed out to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest where they’ll have all sorts of fun while we remain in rainy San Francisco. Luckily, you don’t have to be in […] Read more »

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today that cable companies can’t withhold programming from competitors, affirming rules put in place by the FCC to guarantee fair competition amongst pay TV service providers, according to a BusinessWeek report. Comcast and Cablevision had […] Read more »

Execs Downplay Web Video Threat; Cablevision, Rovi and Disney execs dismissed cord cutting fears at the 2010 Media Summit in New York. (Light Reading) Pick Your Favorite Rev3 Shows & Create a Personalized Feed; Revision3 viewers can now generate personalized RSS feeds, combining new episodes from […] Read more »

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Microsoft has launched a UK Hulu wannabe called the MSN Video Player. In addition to Microsoft’s Silverlight, it uses Adobe’s Flash. Others are switching from Move Networks’ technology to Flash. Seems like Apple’s Jihad against Adobe’s Flash may not be enough to kill it. Read more »

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26 percent of US consumers watch TV programming online more than once a week, according to a new report from In-Stat titled “OTT Video Platforms, Devices, and Consumer Expectations.” And more and more of these consumers watch online video in the living room, thanks to game […] Read more »

JooJoo Revamps Interface Ahead of Launch, Adds Local Video Playback — and Changes Color; the device formerly known as the TechCrunch tablet plays back Flash video streams and local content stored on a thumb drive, supports H.264 HD and many other codecs. (Engadget) New YouTube App […] Read more »

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March Madness, baby! If you didn’t already have a good reason to drive down to Costco and pick up a huge new TV, this is it. Of course, that shiny new flatscreen won’t help you much for those games airing during office hours, but there is […] Read more »

Sony’s Playstation Network is now carrying HD movies from 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros., the company announced today. Sony previously negotiated similar agreements with Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and the company was quick to point out in today’s announcement that […] Read more »

Web-connected TV: A Distant Dream for App Makers; app developers are staying away from Yahoo’s Connected TV and similar platforms because environment is too restricted, fragmented. (Business Week) A Detailed Look at VUDU’s Streaming Technology, and What It Means to Walmart; optimized encoding and flexible UI […] Read more »

Cisco has unveiled a new routing system that it claims can handle 12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest competing system. And it’s all about the video. The company in a much-hyped announcement this morning introduced the CRS-3, a router that can move up to […] Read more »

The blogosphere has been in a bit of a frenzy ever since The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Google has started to test a new service on selected DISH set-top boxes. The Journal’s Jessica Vascellaro told her readers that the application makes it possible to […] Read more »

comScore released its Video Metrix numbers for January today, showing a decline across the board for all the major video sites. U.S. viewers watched 32.4 billion videos in January, compared to 33.2 billion views in December. The number of unique viewers also declined from 177.9 million […] Read more »

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The Financial Times will move its video assets to Brightcove, according to a report from Journalism.co.uk. The paper, which is currently publishing between 200 and 300 videos per month, had previously signed up with Maven Networks, which was bought by Yahoo in early 2008. Yahoo decided […] Read more »

CBS Finds Personalized Online Video Ad Insertions Nets 95% Completion Rates; network says personalized ads fare up to 15 percent better that regular mid-roll ads. (Beet.tv) Hulu to Offer NFL Content; partnership with NFL gives Hulu viewers access to award winning shows containing historical game footage. […] Read more »

TiVo has struck a partnership with pay TV security provider Conax that could bring its new user interface to cable customers in Scandinavia, mainland Europe and India, the company announced today. Norway-based Conax provides security solutions to a number of cable, satellite and IPTV operators in […] Read more »

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Jamie Wilkinson, aka Jamie Dubs, is the go-to guy if you want to learn anything about Internet memes. He’s the brain behind Know Your Meme, and until recently used to be Rocketboom’s Internet Research Scientist, complete with lab coat and white board. Wilkinson looked into the […] Read more »

Things got a little heated when device makers and cable representatives debated the future of the set-top box at the TV of Tomorrow Show in San Francisco today. TiVo senior vice president and general counsel Matthew Zinn argued that cable companies should open up access to […] Read more »

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