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Broadband Content Bits: PGA; Indy500;; YouTube; HungryMan TV

PGA Tour Online Attracts 1 Million Video Streams: Golf fans have been tuning into live coverage of the PGA Tour live on the event’s website. In the past week, the site has attracted over 1.1 million video streams for Live @ The Players, at an average duration of 25 minutes, and over 3.2 million unique users with 4.7 million visits, generating over 70 million pageviews, all up from 2006. Live @ The Players is the fourth of 10 scheduled LIVE@ series events in 2007.
Indy500 Live And On-Demand: Indy Racing League and online broadcaster MediaZone will be covering the 91st Indianapolis 500 racing event starting Sunday, May 27th. Viewers can watch the race life or on-demand through MediaZone. The programming will be available live for 9.99 or for On-demand, in the US for 3.99 3 days after the event. Launches: Vibe Solutions Group has started a video channel aggregator called Pyro.TV, which allows users to watch, personalize and share a variety of online video channels. Pyro.TV is organized around channels, not individual videos, which are set according to profiles that viewers submit and update.
Sierra Mist Sponsors YouTube Comedy Contest: YouTube is teaming with Pepsi drink Sierra Mist in sponsoring a three-round sketch comedy competition titled YouTube Sketchies. The series will run for nine weeks. In the first round, an industry panel will pick 20 finalists. The YouTube community will then vote on a winner, and after two more rounds of sketches and voting, the winner will be revealed July 12. The winning sketch group will receive a brand assignment and a production budget from Sierra Mist to create a comedy short that will be presented on the drink company’s website.
Hungry Man Createss Onlne Entertainment Network: Production house Hungry Man has launched in an effort to create an online destination for original Web series it plans to produce with its stable of directors. Projects on HungryManTV could wind up on other sites or turned into TV shows, movies or video games.