Vid-Biz: Quantics, Blendtec, John Cleese


Quantics Partners with CinemaNow for PC-to-TV Streaming; customers of the video download service will be able to wirelessly stream content to TVs without buffering. (release)

“Will it Blend?” Moves Product; charming viral videos spur fivefold increase in blender sales for Blendtec. (Information Week)

The Podcast Network Nabs John Cleese; Monty Python alum to release Headcast, a series of “humorous” and “thoughtful” video musings. (The Podcast Network)

New Italian Soccer TV Show to Hit the Net; debuting October 1, Fallo da dietro will combine talk show, and satire of mainstream soccer programs transmitted on TV. (emailed release from

Yahoo Consolidates Entertainment Division; layoffs not expected as the portal restructures its TV, movies, music, games and celebrity news offerings. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Cable Companies Aligning to Serve Ads; standardization may bring interactive ads to set-top boxes as soon as next year. (The Wall Street Journal)

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