Vid-Biz: HD DVD, Oddcast, Oprah


HD DVD Fiasco Costs Toshiba $1.1 Billion; consumer electronics company revises net profit forecast for the 2007 fiscal year down by 30 percent, next-gen format dud hit the hardest. (Variety)

You “Odda” Be in Pictures; Oddcast unveils technology that lets you superimpose your face over a celebrity’s in a movie clip. (TechCrunch)

Oprah’s Web Series Racking Up Impressive Stats; over the past three weeks more than 180,000 people have tuned in to watch the full 90-minute episodes of A New Earth. ( Promotes Bebo’s Sophia’s Diary; new widget will play music from the bands featured in the online series. (MediaPost)

Sundance Channel Up for Sale? Pali Research analyst says the company is looking for suitors, and thinks it’s worth $400 million. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Turner Taps Rentrak; media company to use the VOD metrics service across all of its eight domestic cable networks. (MediaWeek)

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