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Kitschy 80s TV icon The People’s Court is being resurrected for the digital age. People’s Court Raw is throwing its robes into the UGC competition/argument space by letting people post video versions of their disputes online and letting the audience vote for who is right. As […] Read more »

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CBS took in a healthy $23 million in revenue from its online streaming of March Madness this year, the company disclosed on its quarterly earnings call this morning. That’s in line with the revised expectations CBS gave us at the end of the tournament, when it […] Read more »

The Metacafe founders, who were no longer involved in day-to-day operations of the company, have reportedly cashed out their shares in the company, each taking home a $2.5 million payday. This information comes from the Israeli paper TheMarker, as written up by TechCrunch. Co-founders Arik Czerniak […] Read more »

ScanScout Hooks Up with ClearSpring; in-video ad company partnering with widget maker for broad social platform distribution. (MediaPost) Economic Slump Hurting Cable, Not Satellite; perception of satellite’s HD programming as superior helping growth. (Reuters) New TV Series Scarlet a Marketing Hoax; elaborate ad campaign promotes LG’s […] Read more »

Well, the analysts at Pali Research were almost right. There is an additional “mystery” partner in the Viacom, Parmount, Lionsgate, MGM pay TV endeavour — but that partner is reportedly Blockbuster. According to The Wall Street Journal, the struggling movie rental chain is in talks to […] Read more »

One of my least-favorite journalistic cliches is saying two things go together “like peanut butter and chocolate.” So please understand my tone of voice when I say financial news and sex appeal seem to suddenly be the equivalent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Wallstrip kicked […] Read more »

The first taste is free, or in this case, the first 500 GB. Velocix is betting on the free business model bandwagon today by giving away its entry-level CDN service. The move isn’t surprising as CDNs are engaged in a bit of a price war right […] Read more »

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The Warner Bros. Television Group is launching its much-anticipated portal for old TV shows, and adding into the mix original, short-form series. The ad-supported site will be at TheWB.com and through a paltry list of syndication partners: Comcast Cable, Fancast (isn’t that the same thing?), AOL, […] Read more »

Fans of PostSecret are steamed at NBC and they are letting their fury loose in the NewTeeVee comments. The uproar was sparked yesterday when PostSecret linked to a story we wrote earlier this month about NBC launching an upcoming online series called Fears, Secrets and Desires. […] Read more »

Tudou, the leading online video site in China, said today it’s raised fourth-round venture funding amounting to $57 million. The majority of this round had already been reported, but today the company confirmed the entire amount, according to various reports. The raise reportedly came from IDG […] Read more »

YuMe Desktop Utility for Ad Tracking; AdMe Campaign Window lets advertisers monitor and optimize online video ad campaigns in real time. (release) Bebo Nabs Goldigga for Sofia; urban apparel company for young women signs on as fashion sponsor for the online series Sofia’s Diary. (New Media […] Read more »

Viacom, Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate made headlines last week when they announced they were banding together to form a new pay TV network. We voiced some questions over the deal, and Rich Greenfield, managing director and media analyst for Pali Research is also skeptical — but […] Read more »

Thanks to some generous support of their pal, FCC Commish Kevin Martin, and others at the state level, the big bets made by AT&T and Verizon on video — in the form of U-verse and FiOS, respectively — are slowly beginning to pay off. Last week, […] Read more »

If you want good market data, you’ve got to find someone who sees everything. Easier said than done. But when it comes to embeddable web video, Vodpod‘s records are likely the best cross-section you can get. Vodpod is a tool for collecting videos from around the […] Read more »

AT&T denied allegations that it hampers P2P traffic using false “reset” commands. In comments filed with the FCC, the telco dismissed claims from the BitTorrent-based video distributor Vuze, which claimed that AT&T was among eight broadband providers interrupting down P2P file transfers. Vuze is demanding further […] Read more »

Written by Aaron Huslage, a technologist who blogs about media issues, unified communications and infrastructure. One of the holy grails of the PC maker has always been the complete integration of the machine into your life. Hooking up the computer to your television has long been […] Read more »

Satellite TV company Dish Networks is planning to launch a mobile TV service. The company will trial a DVB-SH service with Alcatel Lucent, r… Read more »

This week ZVUE (formerly Handheld Entertainment) let it be known that Nasdaq had warned the company it was at risk of being delisted for dropping under $1 per share for the last month. The holding company runs a variety of online entertainment sites, including eBaum’s World […] Read more »

People on the Move; Lionsgate hires former CinemaNow CEO Curt Mavis for newly-created president of digital media position; TiVo CMO Clent Richardson leaves after less than eight months to become CEO of Immerision. (Mavis: The Hollywood Reporter; Richardson: Multichannel News) SaysMe.TV Raises First Round; political UGC […] Read more »

DISH Networks is testing new equipment to enable TV transmission to mobile devices this summer, according to UBS analyst John Hodulik. The satellite company recently bought the nationwide E-block license with 6MHz capacity, which could be used for one-way TV broadcasts, and will be using the […] Read more »

Whasai!* Chinese officials are cracking down on Internet cafes that let customers download illegal copies of movies. Beijing courts are levying bigger fines for copyright infringers as part of an overall campaign against piracy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a third of China’s Internet users use […] Read more »

Is some die-hard DivX fan trying to resurrect the shuttered Stage 6 video sharing service? Ghacks was tipped by a commenter to Stage6 clone DiVxit.net. The site is live with the messages “DivX Stage6 returns here on April 29th 2008,” and “Stage6 Alternative / Clone.” There […] Read more »

Happy birthday, Chocolate Rain, only two days late. You and I are both Tauruses! Which is a big reason to be skeptical of astrology and what it says about one’s personality. After all, Chocolate Rain, you are a heavily synthesized song about racism performed by a […] Read more »

Now this is a viral ad campaign done well. To promote its N-Gage gaming handset, Nokia staged a human version of its popular Snake mobile-phone game in Lisbon and shot a stop-motion film of it. While they do cheat a bit (the section where they jump […] Read more »

Remember when we complained about the Web 2.0 Expo having no video-related panels? Well, the folks at O’Reilly listened and gave us the mad-dash opportunity to create a session about a week before their conference. Inspired by one of the comments left here on NewTeeVee, we’ve […] Read more »

MobiTV Raises $5 Million More; money on top of the $125 million the white-label streaming service already raised. (VentureBeat) TubeMogul Adds Howcast; creators can now get analytics for their work on the instructional video site. (release) SAG and Studios Extend Talks; move helps alleviate fears of […] Read more »

If you want any indication as to how the movie download business is going, you’ll have to look elsewhere than yesterday’s earnings calls from Apple and Amazon. Though both companies are jockeying to lead us into a downloadable future, they barely touched on the topic during […] Read more »

Streaming TV provider MobiTV has received $5 million in funding from Leader Ventures, in addition to the $125 million it raised from VC firm… Read more »

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