Vid-Biz: Google Upfronts, RealDVD, VOD Whodunit

Google TV Ads Does Upfronts; in its first such push, the company gets agencies and advertisers to commit “upwards of seven figures” spending for the next year. (The Hollywood Reporter)

RealDVD Case in Judge’s Hands; closing arguments in DVD copying case heard Thursday. (Reuters)

Solve Crimes On Demand; Comcast enlisting citizens to help the Connecticut State Police via evidence about unsolved cases presented as a VOD service. (ITVT)

U.S. Government Builds Hub on YouTube
; dozens of federal government channels posting videos on the site. (YouTube blog, direct link)

Hulu to Monetize Live Stream; upcoming Dave Matthews Band live concert will feature advertising, unlike the site’s past live streams of political events; will also be syndicated (though previous live streams were already embeddable). (Contentinople, previous coverage)

4chan Plays Porn Prank on YouTube; message board members spliced porn into Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers videos; YouTube took many down. (BBC News)


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