Vid-Biz: Industry Moves, SaysMe, Murdoch


People on the Move; Lionsgate hires former CinemaNow CEO Curt Mavis for newly-created president of digital media position; TiVo CMO Clent Richardson leaves after less than eight months to become CEO of Immerision. (Mavis: The Hollywood Reporter; Richardson: Multichannel News)

SaysMe.TV Raises First Round; political UGC ad creator gets undisclosed sum from Intel Capital, Prime Capital and Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films. (release)

Rupert Murdoch Slams iPlayer; media mogul says the BBC service is ruining competition in the UK broadband TV market. (Variety)

Video Downloads for PSP Launches in Europe; Sony and Sky partnering to create Go!View portable VOD service. (VNU Net)

StartYourTube Lets People Create Their Own YouTube; service is free to use, and publishers keep 60 percent of ad revenues. (TechCrunch)

Animator Creates 94-Minute Movie on His Own; it took Tyler Gibb four years to write, draw and animate his anime-inspired Minushi, which he distributed in chunks over the web. (Web Video Report)


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