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LiveU, a mobile live broadcasting system, has raised $9 million in Series B funding, according to Globes Online. We first covered the company in our “One to Watch” feature in February. The Kfar Saba, Israel-based startup has built a piece of hardware meant to displace television […] Read more »

Hey, remember laughing at Miss Teen USA South Carolina being an idiot on national television, and then feeling a bit guilty about making fun of someone having a really bad day? Well, this weekend at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13-year-old Sameer Mishra won the grand […] Read more »

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Time Warner Cable will offer subscribers “a new wireless cable modem that will allow you to network everything in your house,” CEO Glenn Britt said at an investor conference on Friday, as Reuters reported. “Right now it’s pretty hard to get Internet stuff on your TV,” […] Read more »

Time Warner Cable CEO on Internet Video; Britt says networks shouldn’t expect his company to pay higher fees if they’re going to put content online for free at the same time. (The Wall Street Journal) Funding Roundup; Tremor Media raises undisclosed sum from European Founders Fund; […] Read more »

After seeing Britney’s comeback fiasco turn into server-melting gold, MTV intentionally created a viral clip for its Movie Awards last night, with surprisingly funny results. In it, Ben Stiller tries to corral Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. into making a viral video to pimp their […] Read more »

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CBS will reportedly announce a new video player tomorrow, featuring a raft of new features including new ad targeting, content sharing and augmented social capabilities. AdAge writes that the player will use a content and advertising engine CBS picked up in its acquisition of Last.fm. The […] Read more »

Video-sharing startup Veoh has blocked visitors from all but 33 countries from accessing its site, a spokesperson confirmed to NewTeeVee today. Veoh’s Gaude Paez told NewTeeVee, “The markets we are exiting collectively represent less than 10 percent of our viewer base.” She maintained that the decision […] Read more »

For many filmmakers, the festival circuit is the first, last and only place their work is ever shown. But a new endeavor from Cinetic (rhymes with “kinetic”) Rights Management wants to prove there’s a digital life for all the films that don’t land theatrical distribution deals. […] Read more »

Last month I suggested that Blockbuster buy Redbox to help usher brick-and-mortar DVD renters into their digital future through automated kiosks. While they didn’t buy Redbox, this week Blockbuster announced plans to roll out…kiosks! But the big boxes will only be used to download content to […] Read more »

The WB private-beta-launched its anticipated new portal of old shows tonight, and I just had a chance to take a look around. The site looks nice enough and promises some interesting features, but there’s a lot left unfinished — like the original online shows we’d been […] Read more »

The denial-of-service attack against online video distributor Revision3 continues to make waves. Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback revealed yesterday that his company had identified the anti-piracy outlet Mediadefender as the source of a massive flood of messages that brought Revision3′s infrastructure to its knees.The incident is one […] Read more »

Watercooler, which makes fan community applications for social networks like Facebook and MySpace, has some 22 million registered users talking about their favorite TV shows and sports team, playing trivia games and sharing information. What it didn’t have until this week was the actual video content […] Read more »

Prince is once again battling the YouTube masses over videos from a recent performance being posted online — only this time the copyright question is a little more complex. During the recent Coachella music festival, the Purple One covered Radiohead’s Creep (ed. note: awesome). Stoked fans […] Read more »

Comcast Hack Not Related to BitTorrent; two guys who took over the cable company’s homepage were just mad at the company, got in over their heads. (Threat Level) Turner to Air Two-Minute Show-mercials; Commuter Confidential will be a Revlon and Match.com-sponsored microseries that will tell a […] Read more »

Dear Comcast, Thank you for spoiling last night’s season finale of Lost. Because of the key queuing issue with your set top boxes, two separate plot points from the show were ruined. It’s the same problem we’ve written about before, and it’s getting worse. I pushed […] Read more »

EatLime, a personal video-sharing startup, is moving at warp speed. In November its two young founders, then operating a general file-sharing site in Toronto called YouSwap, visited the Bay Area. In January, they moved to Sunnyvale. In April, they launched their current site, honing in on […] Read more »

EPIC-FU and Next New Networks have parted ways. The announcement was made through both of their blogs earlier today. We knew that the two sides hadn’t renegotiated their contract as of April this year, and that the EPIC-FU was in talks with an undisclosed cable network […] Read more »

Yesterday we learned that Amazon will launch a pay-per-view streaming service in the next few weeks. Since then, Silicon Alley Insider was able to extract a few more nuggets about the service from Jeff Bezos: You’ll be able to stream rentals and purchases, prices will be […] Read more »

RedLasso, the television clipping service, today responded to cease-and-desist letters sent by NBC, CBS and FOX last week, saying it would “continue to make its site available for use by bloggers providing social commentary on newsworthy events as it continues to work towards cooperative, mutually beneficial […] Read more »

Online video studio Revision3 suffered web site outages over the long weekend and extending to Tuesday that it is now blaming on the anti-piracy outfit MediaDefender. Rev3 CEO Jim Louderback posted a long and well-written account of the events on the company blog this morning. Rev3 […] Read more »

Viacom amended its complaint in its ongoing legal dispute with Google last month to suggest that YouTube “consciously tolerates or cooperates” with software tools that allow users to download its videos, as Cynthia Brumfield notes. These are the websites, Firefox extensions and desktop applications for saving […] Read more »

CBS Interactive Still Sizing Up Video Acquisition Targets; its head of M&A says the company is looking for professional content, mobile and local plays. (Vator.tv) “Wii Fit Girlfriend” Not Corporate? Viral vid featuring girl exercising in underwear on the game device thought to be created by […] Read more »

Spike.com, the online counterpart to the cable TV network of the same name, is overhauling its site and adding original web series in its bid to become the dominant source of men’s entertainment online. The site’s strategy for capturing those eyeballs? Boobs and bad behavior. The […] Read more »

News Corp has a more pragmatic approach to content distribution than the competition, was the takeaway of remarks by Rupert Murdoch at the D Conference tonight, where Om is attending and filing reports via text message. Murdoch told the audience he didn’t sue YouTube because it […] Read more »

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that while he expects the company’s subscribers to hit the 10 million-mark by next year, the mail order side of the DVD rental company’s business will peak in as soon as five years, according to Reuters. During a presentation at Netflix’s […] Read more »

During its first-quarter earnings call today, TiVo highlighted its recent broadband moves and positioned itself as a one-stop box for all your digital entertainment needs. Too bad potential subscribers aren’t clamoring to buy the box — the DVR company gained 48,000 TiVo-owned gross subscribers for the […] Read more »

Amazon will be unveiling a new video pay-per-view streaming service in the next couple of weeks, Jeff Bezos said today at the D6 conference. Details were non-existent (Amazon would only confirm the announcement), but one way or another, the move adds another player to the increasingly […] Read more »

Josh Catone over at ReadWriteWeb has an interesting suggestion for Warner Bros. to get folks interested in the upcoming superhero feature, Watchmen: Take a page from Trent Reznor’s book. The Nine Inch Nails front man has been experimenting with innovative distribution and marketing schemes ever since […] Read more »

Insider Account of Akimbo’s Downfall; scattered strategy, management’s emotional outbursts and even some porn, at least according to one former employee. (TelephonyUnfiltered Blog) Host Joanne Colan Not Leaving Rocketboom; contrary to some reports, creator Andrew Baron tells us Colan is staying with the show. Starz Stops […] Read more »

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