IAC-Brightcove: What? You thought they already had a deal given that IAC (NSDQ: IACI) has been a minority shareholder since 2006 and Barry Diller is on the Brightcove board? The two announced a company-wide agreement Wednesday — “any IAC business can use” Brightcove’s platform for a variety of purposes. First up: Ticketmaster, Citysearch and 23/6, where implementation is already underway. Release. ClickZ has more.
High-res streaming video: USA Today’s Jeff Graham takes a look at the increasing number of video-sharing sites with higher resolutions. Among his observations: Veoh “looks great, lots of ads;” premium SmugMug is “at its best with high-definition video clips;” Vimeo is strict, takes some tweaking but is “cool, next-generation.”
MySpace-Hulu: Another day, another announcement about MySpace TV … the latest is a new video hub called MySpace PrimeTime for “top TV and film content” from News Corp.-NBCU JV Hulu.
NYT: Online video provider PurpleStates.tv is bringing citizen journalists’ commentary to the NYT.com’s Op-Ed section. The company has produced a dozen video segments focusing on the presidential primaries for the Times, which will run through “Super Tuesday” on February 5. Separate from its deal with the Times, PurpleStates’ also has a hosting arrangement with Blip.tv. For the Times, PurpleStates’ productions will complement the professional talking heads on its existing BloggingHeads.tv syndicated video feed. (Beet.tv)