Vid-Biz: Baidu, ON Networks, Canoe Ventures


Baidu Invests $15M in UiTV; takes a 8.3 percent stake in the Internet TV platform, which will power the Chinese search engine’s authorized movie and TV distribution. (release)

ON Networks to Charge for Distribution; company has brought together some 100 million viewers across distribution platforms and will distribute any third-party programming on a pay-per-guaranteed-view basis. (release)

Canoe Ventures Is “Rudimentary” But Could be Promising
; cable companies’ united front on measurable TV ads might not go far enough for some ad agencies and their clients. (Advertising Week)

Telecom Italia Picks Cisco and Adobe for Live TV Streaming; its Yalp! portal is the first customer for Cisco’s new content delivery platform. (release)

Spot Runner and MultiVu Power Press Release Video; the two companies will help provide integrated video for customers’ news announcements. (release)

25% of U.S. Car Dealers Use Online Video
; dealerships and automakers seeing value of cheap online video spots, whether wacky or informative. (Advertising Age)

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