Vid-Biz: Diller, U.K., Google Labs


Diller: Web in Early Stages of Ad Potential; IAC Chairman says ad models based on oldteevee will play a greater role in online video — that means pre- and post-rolls and commercials that interrupt content. (MediaWeek)

U.K. Vid Stats: 27 Million People Watched 3 Billion Online Videos; Google sites (read: YouTube) attracted nearly 50 percent of all videos viewed online. (comScore)

Google Labs Launches Audio Indexing; new site expands on the transcription and indexing tool launched a couple months ago with “search within video” and “sharing” features, as well as a new interface. (Google Blog)

Dailymotion Signs Deals With Web Rights Holders; video-sharing company signs pacts with three French unions giving rights holders ad-revenue sharing. (Variety)

More Content Companies at This Year’s CES; Universal, MTV and Buena Vista have all secured exhibition space as the trade show makes a push for more programmer involvement. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Howard Stein Joins Freemantle; former Yahoo exec will develop and produce original online content. (Variety)

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