Vid-Biz: Canoe, Cable iPad Apps, Ustream


Canoe to Deliver Interactivity to Multiple Cable Operators This Year; Canoe Ventures has created a technology for cable subscribers to interact with programs and commercials in a more Web-like experience. (Beet.TV)

Cable Programmers Latch On To iPad Hype; Viacom’s MTV Networks, Discovery Communications, Disney/ABC Television and The Weather Channel all launched apps on the iPad. (Multichannel News)

Ustream to Bring Live Video to iPad; with the Ustream Viewer iPad app, users will be able to browse live streams and then interact with them via Ustream’s chat and social stream features. (Mashable)

Howcast Announces iPad Support; the new Howcast for iPad app is in beta, and will feature Howcast videos encoded in high-resolution H.264 to take advantage of the full screen. (Howcast blog)

Icahn Slashes Stake in Blockbuster; in an SEC filing, Icahn said he now controls 3.77 percent of the company’s Class A shares and 5.65 percent of its Class B shares, down from 5.14 percent of the A shares and 6.05 percent of B shares on March 31. (Tech Trader Daily)

The Economics of Cable vs. Broadcast Dramas; The typical cable drama costs $2 million to produce, compared to $3 million for a broadcast TV episode. (TV By the Numbers)

SPIN Taps Brightcove to Reach the iPad; SPIN Media will use the Brightcove Experience for HTML5 to ensure video content on will be available to visitors using Apple devices that do not support Flash video. (press release)

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