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Vid-Biz: U.S. Open, TV Everywhere, Shields

U.S. Open Final Viewed by 14.6 Million; rain-delayed match up 118 percent over last year’s rain-delayed match. (TV by the Numbers)

Bewkes Chastises Reluctant TV Everywhere Programmers; with Disney withholding its participation in the authentication trials over money, Time Warner’s CEO and Chairman scoffed, saying that distributors are doing all of the hard work. (MarketWatch)

Elisabeth Murdoch and Joanna Shields Form Content Company; Shine CEO hooks up with former Bebo President and CEO to create digital content that emphasizes social media engagement. (All Things D)

Wall Street Journal Lauching Live News Show; The News Hub will discuss the business news twice a day and appear across the company’s digital sites. (MediaWeek)

John Krasinski’s New Movie to Hit Hulu; The Office star’s directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, will go to the premium content site first after its theatrical run. (Hulu Blog)

Old Jews Telling Jokes Creator Looks to Old Media for Money; despite having a hit series, Eric Spiegelman says web revenues aren’t enough, so he’s turning to DVDs and books to make some moolah. (MediaMemo)

Nagravision and 3ality Digital Unveil 3D Set-top Technology; prototype of the Nagra Media Guide for 3D will use 3D graphics to make searching for third-dimensional content on set-top boxes more engaging. (The Wall Street Journal)

One Response to “Vid-Biz: U.S. Open, TV Everywhere, Shields”

  1. re old jews

    This is shocking.

    Blip are a great service but obviously if they get a trickle of money from loads of shows they can make money, but the loads of shows (most don’t have a fallback like the creator of Old Jews) have to work their butt off, get divorced and live in a cardboard tent to keep churning out the content regularly to make a pittance.

    Old jews gets loads of push by blip appearing on the front page all the time, unlike lots of other shows and they still only get 80,000 views per show if the figures quoted are correct in the refered to post?

    That’s not enough clearly to make money, i’m guessing you need 600,000 plus to get a decent return on avaerage? Anyone know?

    Surprised that they haven’t got a main sponsor willing to sponsor it for glory if not numbers…like a retirement home specialist or a pension plan !