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Holy Rorschach! Director Zack Snyder (300) wants you to create fake TV commercials that could be used in the background of his upcoming, geek-tastic, comic book nerdgasm of a feature film, WATCHMEN. There are a lot of TV screens in the movie, so rather than fill […] Read more »

Break out your puffy shirts, TBS has started streaming full episodes of Seinfeld, giving the network a new place to sell ads while giving the finger to Mac users who won’t be able to watch. MediaPost speculates that the show about nothing is only legally available […] Read more »

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Nielsen today released its March VideoCensus numbers, saying it saw a slight decrease in U.S. unique video viewers — to 115.4 million, down from 115.8 million in February and 116.7 million in January. Total video streams, on the other hand, got a healthy boost, rising to […] Read more »

In researching consumer broadband habits, Om picked up some interesting tidbits from Arbor Networks, which manages traffic flow for ISPs around the planet. While Om had expected to find that peer-to-peer guzzles bandwidth, according to Arbor’s data, P2P applications are responsible for just 20 percent of […] Read more »

MySpace and NBC Join Forces for Campaign Coverage; Decision ’08 to provide daily videos from NBC and MSNBC, as well as user-generated content. (Reuters) MediaScrape Raises $3.16 Million; Montreal-based news video aggregator, syndicator and translator gets money from undisclosed investors. (paidContent) BayTSP and NTT Partner for […] Read more »

Today is like the Super Bowl for our greener sister publication, Earth2Tech. And though they glower at us every time we eat a dolphin-unsafe tuna sandwich, Earth Day is the one day on which we happily unite to try and save this rock we all live […] Read more »

Video content from Headlines Today will be made available on blinkx, by virtue of a deal that the video search engine has struck with India… Read more »

Joey and David of joeyanddavid.com have, by way of original comedy pieces like 14 Days in a Civic and eHarmony’s Minor Matchmaker, already gotten Hollywood’s attention. But does making shorts for the Internet mean Joey and David know anything about making viral videos? Well, they managed […] Read more »

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Sony execs have been lining up licensing deals with the other major studios for a video delivery service on the company’s Playstation 3 game console that could launch as early as this summer, the LA Times reports today. This would go head-to-head with Xbox Live, which […] Read more »

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said on the company’s earnings call today that it’s “thrilled” with the progress of its online streaming service. He disclosed that in addition to an announced partnership with LG to bring video to the TV, Netflix has signed three additional consumer electronics […] Read more »

For anyone that’s ever dreamed of working long hours for little pay, NBC News and the New York Film Academy have teamed up to offer a program in digital journalism. According to the Film Academy’s web site: NBC NEWS and the New York Film Academy created […] Read more »

UBS’s John Hodulik, one of the best telecom analysts around, has pegged AT&T as his top pick for this earnings seasons. What was especially interesting in the note he sent out this morning was the progress made by AT&T’s IPTV effort, U-Verse. Hodulik says AT&T added […] Read more »

It’s a pretty good time to be an amateur filmmaker. Two more entertainment industry heavyweights — producer Deepak Nayar, of Bend it Like Beckham and Buena Vista Social Club fame, and former FOX Television chair Sandy Grushow — want to snag you early in your career, […] Read more »

Sony to Launch Video Service Through PS3; company hopes third time is the charm for piping movies and TV shows directly into the home. (The LA Times) lonelygirl15 and KateModern Characters to Meet; crossover event kinda like the Internet’s version of when Magnum P.I. met Simon […] Read more »

Viacom has announced it’s joining forces with Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate to form a new pay TV channel, VOD and online service. Details are slim, but according to Variety, the online component would most likely not be an ad-supported model (like Hulu), but would look to […] Read more »

Show me a circa-2008 satiric political web video, and I’ll show you well-meaning liberal media makers who, more likely than not, haven’t had much contact with real people (as in, not TV talking heads or vitriolic blog commenters) who represent the opposite side of the political […] Read more »

Google Video has given itself a redesign, adding some nice search tweaks and a fresh new look. Now when you search for a video, results can be viewed through a regular list, a grid, or a TV view that lets you watch a video while you […] Read more »

Mario is like the R.E.M. of Internet memes. While most memes Rickroll out of nowhere, take over our collective consciousness, only to evaporate almost as quickly, performing cover versions of the Super Mario theme song seems to endure. Like R.E.M., Mario has achieved and maintained a […] Read more »

These days, every meeting I do, every casual conversation I have about online video, every tech conference I attend — Hulu comes up. At least twice. “Oh, the interface is such a joy!” they say. “Hulu has really figured it out!” Well yes, I agree that […] Read more »

For a company whose product sported a beautiful interface, TiVo’s web site was alway pretty ugly. But that’s all changed, as the DVR company has given its web presence a dramatic makeover to match its signature style. It’s even incorporated the playful pop and bell sounds […] Read more »

It was a year ago this week that a bottle-wielding toddler demanded rent money from Will Ferrell and kicked off a burgeoning comedy empire. Funny or Die celebrated its one-year anniversary with a celeb-studded tribute video and by sharing some plans for upcoming features. Funny or […] Read more »

With the triumph of finalists Waverly Films (a.k.a. WaverlyFlams on YouTube), this year’s YouTube Sketchies contest has finally come to a close. We spoke with Waverly’s Christopher Ford about being latecomers to YouTube, the vicious lies spread by POYKPAC, and the benefits of participating in these […] Read more »

CW Won’t Stream Gossip Girl Online; network thinks the move will help bolster the show’s oldteevee ratings. Teenage girls protest… then go back to texting about what a jerk Spencer Pratt is. (TVWeek) YouTube Sketchies2 Winner Announced; WaverlyFlams takes home $40,000 in cash and prizes for […] Read more »

You know those high-profile lawsuits the MPAA are bringing against the Pirate Bay and other BitTorrent sites? Well…they’re kinda helping boost BitTorrent Traffic, according to Ars Technica. All the publicity surrounding the suits may be attracting new users who had previously not known where to get […] Read more »

Could online video site Hulu be appearing on mobile phones any time soon? B&C reports that Hulu CEO Jason Kilar delivering a National Associ… Read more »

Second in our series of interviews with YouTube Sketchies2 finalists is the Brooklyn-based sketch group POYKPAC. Already well-known online for their previous sketches, Mario: Game Over and Hipster Olympics, Ryan Hunter, Taige Jensen, and producer Tyler Jackson spoke to us about the differences between the first […] Read more »

Instant traction is getting harder and harder on the Internet these days. There’s just too much stuff! But here’s what the folks at the recently launched Big Shot Live replied when I asked them about their traffic: “750,000 visitors per month. 15 million page views per […] Read more »

The NewTeeVee team is looking for a special freelancer who loves TiVo, VUDU, the Apple TV, the Slingbox, routers, Flip cameras, and other assorted video consumption (and even production) gadgets. Well, you don’t have to love-love them, but you have to care about them. This writer […] Read more »

The winners of the last YouTube Sketchies contest have since gone on to fame and fortune — or, at least, full-time comedy production. So, after being handpicked by UTA Online agents and surviving audience voting, the 10 the Sketchies2 finalists are, needless to say, more than […] Read more »

Quarterlife‘s low ratings be damned, networks are tapping more new content to make the leap from Internet to oldteevee. NBC has signed up the rights for the upcoming sci-fi web series Gemini Division, starring Rosario Dawson; and across the pond, Channel Five has picked up Bebo’s […] Read more »

Hulu Heading for Mobile? During NAB keynote, CEO Jason Kilar says mobile phones are “ripe for the Hulu experience”; also says Arrested Development is the site’s top show. (Broadcasting & Cable) Tommy Hilfiger Finds Fit With Online Video; TommyTV will blend fashion and live music performances. […] Read more »

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