Vid-Biz: MTV, Floobs, $ and More


MTV Invests in Vice, Distributes Yahoo Content; Music network tries to regain its cool through the edgy Vice Broadcasting System (; we like), and in role reversal distributes Yahoo’s (YHOO) original music series “Nissan Live Sets” through the MHD network. (Vice via Fortune; Yahoo via NY Post)

Make a Comedy or Your Own TV Station through Your Mobile Phone; Treo Mobile Comedy Film Fest now accepting submissions; Finnish startup Floobs plans to offer free TV channels for anyone with a videocamera-enabled mobile phone (sounds like (Treo release; Floobs via Reuters)

Online Vid Investment Roundup; vSocial closes series B, PureVideo gets $2.85 million, Digital Entertainment Corp. calls down $2.5 million. (vSocial via release; Pure Video via Private Equity Hub; Digital Entertainment Corp. via Private Equity Hub)

Most Teens Learn about New TV Shows from TV; study says video sharing web sites and blogs are not as effective (ed.: uh-oh). (eMarketer)

HandHeld Launches ZVUE Networks; online video ad network created to monetize Handheld’s (ZVUE) library of user-generated and professionally-produced content. (release)

MySpace and Seventeen Magazine Debut Freshman 15; web series to follow 15 girls as they enter college, continues social networking giant’s foray into original content production. (Mashable)

ABC’s Caveman Gets Podcast; starting September 18, CaveTalk will features the show’s stars answering questions. Most likely first question: What’s it like to have your show canceled so quickly? (MediaWeek)

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