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The Numbers Behind the World’s Fastest-growing Web Site: YouTube’s Finances Revealed; Viacom releases YouTube’s finances from before the Google acquisition. (MediaMemo) Hulu’s Ad Sales Team Is Undercutting Its Parent Companies; Hulu’s sales team is “actively subverting” the ad sales of its parent companies, which are also […] Read more »

Apple Races to Strike Content Deals Ahead of iPad Release; the company is still negotiating with media companies for a price cut on TV shows that people can download onto the device. (Wall Street Journal) Disney to Offer Mobile VOD in the U.K.; a new deal […] Read more »

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Gotuit announced a partnership with Brightcove today that will enable joint customers to easily create multiple metadata-rich video clips from their existing long-from video assets, without having to edit them. The system will also help improve video search results and the ability to create engagement-building custom […] Read more »

Ad serving technology firm Videoplaza announced today that it has raised a €3.5 million ($5 million) financing round led by Nordic venture capital firms Creandum and Northzone. The company, which focuses on helping major media companies in Europe to monetize content on their web sites with […] Read more »

Canoe Moving To Bigger Digs, Plans To Double Staff In 2010; the firm specialized on interactive advertising for cable TV has a hiring plan for 2010 that would roughly double headcount. It had 68 employees at the start of the year and its plan calls for […] Read more »

Hollywood studios together with cable operators launched an ad campaign today aimed at educating consumers about on-demand video rentals available directly through their local cable providers — and making up for the shortfall generated by declining DVD sales. 20th Century Fox, Focus Features, Lionsgate, Rogue, Sony […] Read more »

Microsoft has taken a big step toward standards-based web video by announcing support for HTML5 and the H.264 encoding format in Internet Explorer 9, the next version of its web browser. At its MIX10 developers conference, Microsoft became the latest company to throw its weight behind […] Read more »

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Rovi is looking to expand its ability to help clients create more personalized recommendation systems, and to do so it quietly acquired media recommendation firm MediaUnbound for an undisclosed amount. The purchase, which closed Friday, March 12, could bolster Rovi’s data business by providing recommendation information […] Read more »

C-Span Puts Full Archives on the Web; C-Span has uploaded virtually every minute of its video archives to the Internet, including 23 years and more than 160,000 hours of TV footage. (NY Times) Crackle Sees Video Streams Rise; according to Nielsen Online, Crackle’s audience averages between […] Read more »

CBS Scores $37M Beyond TV With Help of March Madness; CBS Sports is turning live, ad-supported sports on the web into a real business, selling out its inventory for March Madness on Demand and bringing in about $37 million in online ad sales. (AdAge) TubeMogul Expands […] Read more »

KIT Digital has been aggressively buying competitors over the past two years, picking up the assets and customers of companies like The Feedroom, Nunet AG and Narrowstep. Its buying spree continues today with the acquisition of rival Multicast Media for roughly $18 million in cash, stock […] Read more »

Due to strong growth and better monetization, Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney estimates that YouTube will make about $945 million this year, and will top $1.1 billion in gross revenue in 2011. YouTube continues to grow pretty substantially, Mahaney points out, despite its already large size. With […] Read more »

Viacom vs. Google Court Battle Heats Up; the copyright fight being waged by Viacom against Google will move into a crucial stage on Friday, when both companies are expected to file motions for summary judgment. (CNET) Clicker Redesigns Its Online Video Guide; with a web site […] Read more »

YouTube wants to make it easier for viewers who are hearing impaired or speak different languages around the world, and to do that the company has begun automatically adding captions to all of its videos, it announced today. The video site has a pretty aggressive rollout […] Read more »

Oscars Get the Live-Streamed Red Carpet Treatment; the Academy Awards show is getting with the social media program, live-streaming its red carpet to the web from 3-5 p.m. PT on Sunday. (GigaOM) Comcast in Talks With TiVo About ‘Premiere;’ Comcast is discussing the possibility of porting […] Read more »

RealNetworks has finally settled a lawsuit it filed 18 months ago against Viacom and six Hollywood studios, by agreeing to pay them $4.5 million in legal fees and to shut down any remaining services tied to its ill-fated RealDVD software. The settlement puts to rest one […] Read more »

Apple Wants to Store Your Video in the Cloud; the company’s representatives have spoken with some of the major film studios about enabling iTunes users to store their content on the company’s servers. (CNET) Three TiVo Premiere Mysteries; a few images in the company’s press kit […] Read more »

With March Madness right around the corner, the NCAA is opening up its college basketball video archives and putting them online, allowing fans to check out pivotal plays and moments from the last 10 years of the Men’s College Basketball Tournament. The NCAA Vault, which launches […] Read more »

White-label video publishing company thePlatform has rolled out new features that will allow video publishers to utilize social sharing functionality in their video players, enabling viewers to embed clips on social networks and personal web sites. The new features will also allow publishers to monetize those […] Read more »

TiVo finally took the wraps off its new set-top box tonight at an event in New York, showing off new hardware and a new software interface that is designed to bring together broadcast and broadband content. In a presentation frequently interrupted by Jack MacBrayer (better known […] Read more »

Netpulse is getting its software for gym-based entertainment deployed throughout New York through a deal with Town Sports International that will enable club members to watch on-demand videos and track their workouts with a single log-in. New York Sports Club members have long had the ability […] Read more »

Brightcove Expands Global Media Reach, Lands Japan’s Nikkei; the online video platform company announced it will provide video services to the Nikkei, Japan’s largest business newspaper. (Beet.TV) Rovi Pulls Out of GuideWorks Venture with Comcast; Comcast has become the sole owner of interactive program guide firm […] Read more »

If a new survey sent out to Netflix subscribers is any indication, the iPhone might be the next device that its streaming service rolls out on in the coming months. According to a tip sent to Hacking Netflix, the subscription video company is now asking users […] Read more »

Another day, another broadcaster headed for a showdown with the local cable company over retransmission fees. This time it’s Disney’s WABC-7 in New York, which is threatening to yank its signal from Cablevision’s pay-TV service. Like many battles that have come before it, this one will […] Read more »

An internal memo may show that the relationship between Best Buy and TiVo is growing stronger than ever before, and could signal the first signs of a broader digital strategy for the big box retailer. According to an internal memo leaked to blogger Dave Zatz, Best […] Read more »

4.35M Watched Live Streams Of Chilean Earthquake & Hawaii Tsunami; according to Ustream, around 4.35 million people watched their coverage of the earthquake and tsunami live on the Internet. (The Tech Journal) Now Achieving “DVR Economics” for Its Programs; ABC’s Albert Cheng says it is […] Read more »

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