Vid-Biz: Verizon, VoloMedia, HD DVD


Verizon FIOS Playing Dirty Tricks with its Terms; customers not getting to see all of the stipulations of the contract until after they get the service — like the $199 early termination charge. (LA Times)

VoloMedia Raises $3.5 Million; audio and video advertising and metrics firm announces additional funding from Leader Ventures. (release)

Bummed HD DVD Owners Can Get Some Monetary Satisfaction; Circuit City taking back defunct players for store credit, Best Buy offering $50 gift cards and buybacks. (Bits Blog)

Make Your Own March Madness Mashup; college hoops fans can mix video highlights from games at (paidContent)

Sci-Fi Channel Creates New Web Shows; network’s online offerings will include streamed episodes of Battlestar Galactica (before they air on TV) as well as webisodes for the show, and Starcrossed, a sci-fi spoof series. (Broadcasting & Cable)

New Indiana Jones Trailer Get Widgetized; studio promoting contest to see who can spread the trailer the widest. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Endemol UK Takes Stake in Pure Grass Films; Endemol buys 40 percent of the digital production company behind the upcoming online horror series Beyond the Rave. (Variety)

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