Broadband Content Bits: Verizon-NFL; Model.Live-Bebo; Disney; Crackle Series; MTV Series


NFL extras available through Verizon: Starting this weekend Verizon (NYSE: VZ) video and wireline broadband subscribers can watch as the NFL kicks off preseason games. Users can access live broadcasts of Thursday Night Football games from multiple camera feeds, live audio feeds, chat with other viewers, on-demand video highlights and game stats. NFL-related content is available to all FiOS and high speed internet subscribers. Release.

Model.Live debuts on Bebo and Vogue Magazine’s 12-episode model series has debuted on and Bebo. Viewers can interact with the stars, three IMG models, and can receive updates on the models throughout the day via video diaries, text messages, photos and blogs.

Disney (NYSE: DIS) launches parents’ social net: After several months in the making, the company has finally launched Disney Community, its social net aimed at parents. While the site is designed to present various kinds of information to families, users can also connect via shared interest, age of children, family setup, geographic location and more.

Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) Crackle premieres Michael Madson series: Sony’s online entertainment venture has launched Coma, a new web series starring Michael Madsen, George Hamilton and Paul Ben-Victor, Variety reports. The seven-episode series, set in contemporary noir metropolis, will feature product integration using Sony Vaio laptops and premiere first on Crackle before being syndicated on YouTube, Hulu, *AOL*, *Adobe* and mobile phone services from *AT&T* and Verizon.

MTV releases webisodes with musicians: MTV is gearing up to present its new series, $5 Cover early next year, says THR. The eight-minute episodes, set in working-class Memphis, will feature musicians playing thinly veiled versions of themselves, improvising their dialgoue. The company’s new media division has several other projects in the works and last month launched a skateboarding social net.

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