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According to multiple reports, the Sony PlayStation Network has been down for some PlayStation 3 owners for at least 16 hours, making it impossible for them to access the video game and movie download service, or even to play some games while offline. The PlayStation Twitter […] Read more », the online video site for distributing short-form clips of Hollywood movies, has expanded the availability of its library, opening up the site for viewing worldwide. The company has also released an API for others to develop applications that take advantage of its video selections. That’s […] Read more »

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BBC Signals an End to Era of Expansion; The BBC will close two radio stations, shut half its website and cut spending heavily on imported American programmes in an overhaul of services to be announced next month. (Times Online) Did Chatroulette Just Launch the Interactive Video […] Read more »

Another day, another big investment in online video in China. The recipient this time is Qiyi, an online video venture from Chinese search giant Baidu; it’s raised $50 million from Hulu backer Providence Equity Partners. The news of Baidu’s interest in launching an online video site […] Read more »

Chatroulette has become all the rage among folks in the online video and social media scene, prompting coverage in the NY Times, CNN and other major national news outlets. Well if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Chatroulette but were afraid to sign on yourself, […] Read more »

Last week, Open Box Technologies put itself on the auction block, setting up a one-week eBay auction to sell all of the technology and infrastructure related to its SesameVault online video management platform. And though that auction ended yesterday without any bids, Open Box CEO Cameron […] Read more »

Channel Five Signs Online Video Deal with CBS; Channel Five has signed a deal with CBS to make its programming available on the U.S. network’s on-demand video web site ( Wal-Mart Shutting Down Vudu’s Adult Section; an email has been sent out by Vudu letting […] Read more »

Brightcove, as part of an effort to grow its business outside of the U.S., is ramping up its European operations. With a new office in Barcelona and new customers in Spain and the UK, it’s beginning to tackle a highly fragmented market for video management services. […] Read more »

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YouTube to Kill IE6 Support on March 13; Google has given a specific kill date for old browser support, meaning that some future features on YouTube won’t work in older browsers. (Ars Technica) Qwest Plows Millions Into ZillionTV; telco has invested $10 million in startup ZillionTV […] Read more »

The UK government is backing away from a proposal in the Digital Economy Bill that would cut off broadband access for consumers that were found to illegally share media files online. With the latest comment on a petition from the government, it appears that the controversial […] Read more »

Report: NBCU-Comcast Will Likely Look OK To FCC, DOJ; a confidential report to Congress on Comcast’s proposed deal for control of NBC Universal starts from the premise that the deal will go through. (Multichannel News) Ooyala Adds Product Enhancements; white-label video publishing firm added new features […] Read more »

The British Broadcasting Corporation’s online video iPlayer continues to set records for viewership, essentially doubling its audience over the course of the past year. The BBC reported that iPlayer viewership increased to 120.3 million requests in January 2010, from 61.5 million requests in January 2009. That […] Read more »

Guinness World Records is making a bid to keep itself relevant to today’s youth by buying, a user-generated content site for sharing various video stunts. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, should help Guinness to make its web presence more social and interactive […] Read more »

Advertisers Who Cross Platforms Count For Bulk Of NBA Ad Revenue; Bryan Perez, GM of NBA Digital, says 28 percent of the NBA’s advertisers run ads across all three platforms, and account for 73 percent of its ad revenue. (paidContent) Univision Readies Telenovela Web Site; U.S. […] Read more »

Last month, YouTube rolled out a new rental service that allowed users to rent independent films from the Sundance film festival. But now, despite weak demand for those films, YouTube has quietly expanded the video rental program with a number of niche content providers. YouTube’s rental […] Read more »

Vevo is working on an application that will bring its music videos into people’s living rooms through Boxee’s media center software and its soon-to-be-released Boxee Box set-top device, according to Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff. By doing so, the joint venture seeks to create even greater reach […] Read more »

This morning Tiger Woods made his first public statement in months, holding a press conference at the PGA Tour Headquarters to respond to criticism from the media since his history of infidelity became public. But I wasn’t interested in the content of Tiger’s apology, so much […] Read more »

CBS: We’ll Cut iTunes Prices for Some Shows; CEO Les Moonves says the broadcaster will mark down the price on some of its shows from $1.99 to 99 cents. (MediaMemo) Moonves also boasted about the importance of retransmission fees and growth at the company’s cable channels. […] Read more »

A Trickle of Live Streams on NBC Web Site for Olympics; NBC’s Web site is live-streaming fewer sports than it did in Beijing, marking a step backward in online access to marquee events. (NY Times) UK Online Video Service SeeSaw Goes Live; the service goes live […] Read more »

Could Sezmi disrupt the cable industry with a set-top box that blends broadcast and broadband content for a fraction of what people currently pay for cable services? We’ll soon find out, as it will finally begin selling its video product commercially, starting immediately in the Los […] Read more »

Turner Broadcasting Selects Brightcove to Expand Online Video Business; Turner taps Brightcove to support online video content in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and other countries throughout Europe. (press release) Launches a Video Ad Exchange; the video ad-serving company has opened the doors on […] Read more »

Cable programmer HBO has launched its own TV Everywhere portal, enabling paying subscribers to its cable channels to watch on-demand movies and TV episodes online. The HBO Go service, which was first introduced nearly a year ago as a complement to its linear cable programming, is […] Read more »

Video ad network YuMe announced today that it has reached profitability and added a big new financing round worth $25 million. The new funding was led by Menlo Ventures, with existing investors Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, BV Capital and DAG Ventures also participating. Along with the […] Read more »

Online video ad firm Panache will soon be rolling out a new product that seeks to make it easier for publishers to introduce new ad campaigns into their videos. The new application is based on Adobe Flash, and provides a way for advertisers and media buyers […] Read more »

TidalTV has completed a $16 million financing round, wrapping up funding that was first made public through an SEC filing back in October. The funding was led by Comcast Interactive Capital, the cable company’s investment arm, and includes existing investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Valhalla […] Read more »

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