Vid-Biz: Joost, Al Gore, Brightcove

Ripe Gets Joost; content from RipeTV, OctaneTV and FlowTV to be distributed through the P2P video service. Shows will include Stuff 4 Dudes Sexy Road Test and VIP Lounge. (AdWeek)

Current TV Wins an Emmy; Al Gore’s user-generated, pod-programmed network takes home an “interactive television services” award. (Reuters)

Birghtcove Abandons Consumer Biz, Focuses on Technology Platform; though back in February, after taking in $59 million in funding, Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire told NewTeeVee’s Liz Gannes: “The consumer space is, in my mind, still a significant opportunity. Voyeuristic videos and pirated content — that opportunity only existed for a few companies, and that opportunity has closed.” Maybe he should have taken his own advice. (AdWeek)

Internet Content on TV Not Ready for Primetime? New study shows most people don’t feel that watching online TV shows or downloaded movies on an actual TV set is important. (TV Week)

AOL’s Original Programming Lineup Goes Missing; after unveiling five new shows in April, AOL’s lack of follow-through has advertisers wondering what happened. (MediaWeek)

Baidu Launches Online Video Ad Service; China’s dominant search engine expects “Baidu TV” will extend its lead over Chinese versions of Yahoo and Google while giving advertisers access to 160,000 sites in the “Baidu Union.” (

Find What to Watch this Fall TV Season; bloggers go head-to-head with ad buyers to pick the next breakout hit. Who will win? (AdAge)


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