VOD

TiVo Losses Return As Subscribers Dwindle

After TiVo’s brief glimpse of profitability in Q1 thanks to a $500 million patent settlement it won from DISH Network and Echostar (NSDQ: SA…

YouTube Relaunches Rentals, Revamps Site for Pro Content

YouTube is adding 3000 new movies to its library of VOD rentals. The site is also rolling out a new look for serialized and other forms of professionally produced content, a step that should help to bolster the audience of shows produced by YouTube’s partners.

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Man City Hires Endemol To Power Global Video

Cash-rich Manchester City FC has hired Endemol’s new Sport division to produce, distribute and sell all its global online video content, as…

AOL To Sell Paramount Movies

Paramount is to partner with AOL to supply both library movies and new releases to AOL Video, which fits with AOL’s shift away from subscrib…

Moto Buys VOD Tech Firm Broadbus

It is official: Motorola is buying VOD server/software firm Broadbus, it has announced today. Motorola will use the acquisition to extend it…

TV’s On-Demand World: The Profit Squabbles

I don’t know about you, but I find all these windowing squabbles fascinating…A good and detailed story in LAT about the issues arising out…

Local TV Affiliates: Don’t Forget Us

With the VOD and iTunes video deals, the local TV affiliates are worried..this story says that when affiliates next meet with network execut…

TV On Demand: WSJ Special Report

A package of three stories on TV on demand, in light of the announcements yesterday from NBC and CBS about selling VOD through DirecTV and C…

Reaction To NBC & CBS VOD Deals

For one, I was interviewed on two NPR shows today: Marketplace (for the business angle) and All Things Considered (for the consumer angle).…

Rainbow’s Day-Date Gambit

This is a bold gambit, if Rainbow Media can pull it off…the programing unit of Cablevision is moving toward the first simultaneous release…

ABC, CBS and NBC Inch Closer VOD Launches

A very good overview story of the issues involved: All the networks are closing in on VOD launches within the next year, as talks between br…