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Vid-Biz: Shopflick, Babelgum, SAG

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Shopflick Gets $7 Million; the shopping site gets Series A led by Panorama Capital and Venrock and is no longer in private beta. (TechCrunch)

Babelgum Gets the Beeb; BBC Worldwide to provide clips from shows like Tribe, Top Gear and documentaries from David Attenborough. (Babelgum Blog)

SAG Still Angling for Better Deal; despite the studios’ stance on their final offer, the two sides resume talks today. (Reuters)

Flywire Wireless HDMI Gets Pricing and Availabilty; device wirelessly transmits uncompressed HD video and audio, will cost $1,000 for multi-room unit available in October. (CNET)

Velocix Launches P2P+; company says the technology blends cost and scalability of P2P with its caching network; Kontiki, Rawflow and MediaMelon announced as partners. (emailed release)

Mark Cuban on YouTube Revenue Problem; says the cure is simple: review all vids for copyright issues before they get posted. (Blog Maverick)

Endemol USA Launching Branded Entertainment Division; will focus on shows for TV and digital, divisions eyeing agency acquisitions. (The Hollywood Reporter)

2 Responses to “Vid-Biz: Shopflick, Babelgum, SAG”

  1. Regarding the Mark Cuban post:

    There is no way that YouTube can review all of their videos unless they tap into their viewers and can trust their judgement.

    My company is very new to the online video game, but right from the beginning we approve all of our creators and their content before sending it live on the site. Our goal is to be able to monetize at least 96% of it (the opposite of YouTube).