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Vid-Biz: Kyte, Fanarchy, Watchmen

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Kyte Streamed 50 Million Videos in April; of the 215,000 user accounts, just 1,000 account for 90 percent of the mobile videos streamed on the service; also, company launching iPhone apps for MTV, NBA and Spin Magazine. (TechCrunch)

Versus Pits Fans Against Each Other in Fanarchy; seven sports fans to appear on the show via webcams to rant about on- and off-field topics; each week, the two webcammers who can’t keep up with the verbal tirades are tossed off the show. (Multichannel News)

Who Watches the Watchmen with Friends? (Blu-ray Owners); studio will use BD-Live to let owners of the DVD to simultaneously watch and comment on the movie with their Facebook friends. (The Hollywood Reporter)

G4 to Create Web Soup; new TV show, a spin-off of E!’s The Soup, will compile the web’s best and worst viral videos (hasn’t this idea failed many times before?), show will be hosted by the quite funny Chris Hardwick. (TVWeek)

People Who Switch to Digital Converter Boxes Get Better Picture; so says a survey commissioned by the National Association of Broadcasters. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Revision3 Launches New Comedy Show; ROFL features bits of stand-up acts. (Revision3) (some bits NSFW)

DirecTV Added 460,000 New Subs in Q1; satellite TV company’s churn rate is at a 10-year low (1.3 percent), and revenues for the first quarter of 2009 increased 7 percent to $4.9 billion. (DSLReports)

One Response to “Vid-Biz: Kyte, Fanarchy, Watchmen

  1. Anon Fan

    Was curious about the Rev3 project until they dropped a 25 second ad in front of me before I even see content. No thanks. Have fun.