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Here’s the thing about the Crackle original series Backwash, which launched this Monday: I’m not terribly impressed any more by a celebrity choosing to participate in web content. I am, however, impressed when ALL THE CELEBRITIES, EVER, choose to participate in web content. Read more »

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Distributed directly to torrent sites, the fan-funded sci-fi series Pioneer One has won awards, contended with guilds and, so far, been viewed over two million times. With the second episode set to launch in December, the big question becomes: Is this model sustainable? Read more »

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Hunter Walk, Director, Product Management, Google at NTVL 2010

More than 35 hours are uploaded to YouTube every minute, Google’s Hunter Walk announced at NewTeeVee Live today. But the conversation focused on YouTube’s increasing multi-platform approach to content distribution, with a focus moving, in Walk’s words, “from a device-centric world to a user-centered world.” Read more »

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The video curation site Shortform is launching a new user experience to make the process of creating your own video playlists simpler. There are so far hundreds of “VJs” who use the site to create channels of YouTube videos, around whatever interests or themes strike them. Read more »

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Justine Bateman’s more than just an actress who’s embraced the web space — she’s also a digital production consultant and neutrality advocate. Today, she talks about the difference between user-generated content and professional web production, and explains exactly why she (still) thinks TV is dead. Read more »

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Guild creator Felicia Day’s status as a self-made mainstream star just got a major bump this week. The SyFy original movie Red: Werewolf Hunter premiered last Saturday to an audience of 2.06 million people — a major success according to SyFy programming exec Thomas Vitale. Read more »

jon stewart rally

The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear attracted over 250,000 attendees, but those who didn’t brave the crowds still tuned in. Saturday’s live broadcast was watched by 2.0 million viewers, but there were 575,000 live streams — meaning that one-fifth of those who watched, watched online. Read more »

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While the stakes for this election might not be quite as high as they were in 2008, any political junkie knows that this year’s results could have a major impact on national and local politics — and there are plenty of options for watching the action online. Read more »

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The pressure of its subscribers missing out on the World Series may have finally gotten to Cablevision. The cable provider this afternoon announced the return of Fox TV programming to its customers, right before the first pitch of Giants vs. Rangers Game 3 was thrown. Read more »

lxd halloween

It’s almost Halloween, and you may be already consumed by costume parties and whatnot this weekend. But if you’re looking for a quick video fix of spooky content, here are a few options — some spooky dancing, some spooky spoilers, and some spooky zombies. Read more »

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Tuesday’s NBA season opener posted not only wins by the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers, but a triple-digit increase in video streams. NBA.com delivered 12.1 million video streams, while also announcing their multiplatform package for watching this season’s action on TV, broadband and mobile. Read more »

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This week on NewTeeVee’s first original web series, Janko tests the Xbox 360’s cable-replacing abilities, Ryan talks to a San Francisco cord-cutter who doesn’t miss Comcast, and Liz gets into the Halloween spirit with the Dailymotion-exclusive horror web series Camera Obscura. Read more »

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Happy Tuesday, steampunk fans! As promised earlier this month, episode 1 of the independent web series Riese relaunched today on SyFy.com, just one step in the process towards a potential television adaptation. Re-edited in collaboration with SyFy, the new version is narrated by Amanda Tapping. Read more »

vag magazine

Vag, a web series about a fashion magazine taken over by a team of third-wave feminists, is to Bust Magazine as Legend of Neil is to the video game Legend of Zelda — accessible even if you don’t know the source material, and so incredibly funny. Read more »

Cisco Dan Scheinman

This week, we’ve got Daniel Scheinman, senior VP and general manager of Cisco Media Solutions Group, who talks about the friction between content and technology in media companies, the potential value of a standardized data service and how much he hearts the San Francisco Giants. Read more »

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YouTube’s having a party to celebrate the artistic and experimental content submitted to its YouTube Play program, and if you’re not in New York, you can still tune in thanks to a livestream, to be hosted at youtube.com/play, tonight beginning at 8 PM ET. Read more »

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