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Old media offers vids, blogs for Oscars — A slew of popular magazine rack titles are devoting sections of their Web sites to Oscar night in the hopes of converting viewers to subscribers, reports the New York Times. People magazine, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, E! and many others are promising more video, blogs and interactive features focusing on Oscar night. Also in the Times today: A profile of Audible Magic, the company that provides video filtering services to MySpace.
Newsweek’s Steven Levy poo poos Wal-Mart’s download store — Technical difficulties, DRM, no bonus material and a price point that isn’t competitive with regular DVDs.
Online vid business beginning to consolidate — So says this article in TVweek, noting that new media publisher Anystream is poised to acquire software firm Cauldron Solutions, which helps TV networks manage rights and revenues for their digital content.