Quantenna Raises $14 Million; company provides chips for wireless HD transmission, Quantenna has raised more than $42 million to date. (VentureBeat) Elsewhere in the wireless HD world, Amimon rolled out its second-gen chips today.
Lost‘s Big DVR Audience Poses Advertiser Problem; one-third of the show’s viewers delay watching episodes, making it more difficult to sell advertising. (Variety) Robert Seidman doesn’t think advertisers will shy away from the show just because of its DVR viewership. (TV by the Numbers)
Cable Shows Getting Social; The Real Housewives of New York will have a viewing party online for its season finale on Tuesday (Multichannel News); Spike will have an online discussion show around Deadliest Warrior (Multichannel News); and Alexa Chung will host a new MTV TRL-style show that will incorporate Twitter and Facebook. (Guardian)
Industry Insiders Talk TV; At the OnHollywood Conference, media execs discussed what video content will work on TV and what will move to the web (Variety). Meanwhile, at Media Magazine’s 2009 Upfront Conference, advertisers debated whether the premium content market was oversaturated (MediaPost), and Canoe Ventures CEO David Verklin said web overtaking TV and the end of the 30-second TV spot are far from certain. (MediaPost)
RealNetworks’ Demos DVD Jukebox in Court; code-named “Facet,” the device allows users to copy DVDs onto a built-in hard drive with no PC necessary. (CNET)
NBC.com Rolls Out New Video Ad Units; new ad options from the peacock will let users choose a commercial, as well as offer advertisers pause units, a pop-out player, and push back units. (release)
Set-top Box Market to Decline After 2012; drop in demand from Chinese market after rapid growth will cause the retreat, according to Screen Digest. (The Hollywood Reporter)