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Xbox users could soon have another reason to cancel cable: former News Corp. President Peter Chernin is reportedly in talks with Microsoft to create an Xbox-only TV network, according to Bloomberg. The channel would feature exclusive programming, as well as reruns of TV network shows. Microsoft […] Read more »


A new collaborative online video editing suite dubbed Stroome is going into public beta this week, with an official unveiling planned for Wednesday at the USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, where Stroome was developed as a graduate project. Stroome is based on the Kaltura […] Read more »


Dr. Horrible is back for more. For more of its fans love and spare change, that is, as the web’s favorite musical is gearing of for a Blu-ray release next month. The disc will feature a bunch of extras, including the previously released Commentary! The Musical, […] Read more »

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Boxee scored its second major sports league partnership today, bringing hockey fans live NHL games through an officially sanctioned NHL GameCenter Live app — provided they’re willing to pay $19.95 per month or $79 per year, that is. The NHL app will offer paying Boxee users […] Read more »

Syabas Technology, better know as the maker of the Popcorn Hour set-top box, is officially launching the SDK for its upcoming Popbox device today. The Popbox SDK will allow developers to build Flash lite apps that can be distributed through the device’s app center. Popbox marketing […] Read more »


Ever since we broke the news earlier this week that Google is going to open source its VP8 video codec at its Google i/O event next month, speculations have been abounded as to what this means for Ogg Theora, the video codec of choice of open […] Read more »


Once again, it pays to be first, but having free TV content probably didn’t hurt either: ABC announced today that it has seen more than 212,000 downloads of its iPad application ever since the Apple tablet went on sale less than two weeks ago. The broadcaster also […] Read more »


Are you expecting, elderly or prone to have a few beers while watching a soccer match? Then you shouldn’t watch it in 3-D, according to a warning label Samsung is distributing with its 3-D TV sets (hat tip to High-Def Digest). The CE maker is also […] Read more »

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Nike’s new Tiger Woods commercial is going viral in a massive way, according to new stats from Visible Measures. The clip, which features Tiger looking into the camera while his father’s voice states the wish to “find out what (his) thinking was,” received more than 2.7 […] Read more »


You could call them the Oscars of the web, the Emmys of online video, or the Webbys of… webby things with moving images, I guess. Either way, the Streamy Awards, which are happening this Sunday in Los Angeles,  are indisputably the most prestigious awards show of […] Read more »

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Twitter users are way more engaged with music videos than average web surfers, new stats from Brightcove show. A user that stumbles across a music video via Twitter watches two and a half minutes of the clip, on average, before clicking away. One who finds music […] Read more »

Want to watch Tiger Woods play golf live online? Apparently, you’re not the only one: is clocking record numbers for its live stream of the 2010 Masters Live tournament. The broadcaster clocked 56,090 556,090 unique visitors tuning into its live streams yesterday alone, which represents […] Read more »


Basketball fans were able to watch the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in 3-D in 55 theaters nationwide earlier this week, thanks to cooperation between NCAA broadcast rights holder CBS and LG Electronics, which wanted to use the event to get consumers excited in 3-D technology. CBS […] Read more »

Los Angeles-based social video start-up Qlipso has bought the assets of San Diego-based video sharing site Veoh, according to a report from Veoh’s web site already reflects the change of ownership, stating: “Now part of qlipso, so you can share the fun!” Details of the […] Read more »

Brightcove has raised a Series D round of financing amounting to $12 million, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The financing of the Cambridge, Mass.-based video platform provider was led by existing investors Accel Partners and General Catalyst Partners, with AOL, Hearst, AllianceBernstein, […] Read more »

Episodic, a San Francisco-based Web video hosting start-up has been acquired by Google, according to a post on Episodic’s blog. Financial details of the deals have not been announced, but Episodic previously raised $2.5 million in financing. The two-year old Episodic will continue to offer its services to […] Read more »


Mainstream media companies aren’t the only ones gearing up for the launch of the iPad this Saturday. iPad users will also soon have access to plenty of porn optimized for Apple’s touch-screen device, thanks to a number of studios working feverishly on converting their catalogs over […] Read more »

UPDATED YouTube was struggling to keep its site up in face of its relaunch this afternoon, with Twitter users complaining by the hundreds that the site is down, and YouTube’s web server delivering “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” messages and 502 errors. At the time of writing, it […] Read more »

YouTube just shared a few more details about its video page relaunch, which is scheduled to go live this evening. The relaunch is based on a number of features the site has been trying out over the last couple of months, which include a cleaner page […] Read more »

Netflix started to send out a first shipment of Wii disks last week, making it possible to access its watch Instantly online video on demand offering on the gaming console. A few Netflix customers have already shared their first impressions, and the verdicts are mixed. There […] Read more »

Hollywood has been handed a legal victory against U.K.-based Usenet indexing site Newzbin by the England and Wales High Court today. The court found Newzbin to be liable of copyright infringement and ordered it to prevent any further acts of infringement related to titles from 20th […] Read more »

Things are getting serious for lacrosse fans, with the National Lacrosse League heading into its final month of the 2010 season. This weekend will be especially action-packed, with the Washington Stealth facing off against the Colorado Mammoth and the Minnesota Swarm taking on the Calgary Roughnecks […] Read more »


H.264, Ogg Theora, MP4, Xvid, MKV, FLV: The world of online video can be pretty confusing. Not only are there tons of different formats and acronyms, but various devices and services actually have vastly different requirements. A video you downloaded via BitTorrent most likely won’t play […] Read more »

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