Vid-Biz:, Hulu, Apple


Sling Launches Video Portal; hardware maker’s features content from Warner Bros., Sony, MGM, CBS and more. (See our previous coverage.)

Hulu Users Prefer Front-Loading Ads; 88 percent choose to watch a two-minute ad prior to the program in exchange for no ads during the content. (Advertising Age)

Apple (Kinda) Fixes External Display Problem; update allows standard definition content to be played from laptops to external monitors. (MacRumors)

Verismo to Launch its Set-Top Box in December; the VuNow will cost $149 for the premium HD version, one of its hardware partners is Netgear. (PC Magazine) See video of Verismo CEO, Prakash Bhalerao explaining the Verismo platform from his talk at NewTeeVee Live.

Warner Bros. Re-Ups TMZ; show spawned from Hollywood gossip web site gets two more seasons. (MediaWeek)

Eight Million Homes Not Ready for DTV Switch; Nielsen finds that 7.4 percent of TV households are not prepared, down from 7.7 percent in October. (Broadcasting & Cable)

VGTRK to Stream Programming Online; Russia’s state-run television holding company will show content on and split the ad revenue. (Variety)

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