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VidBlogger Nation Launches As First Of Its Kind Social TV Network On Comcast

VidBlogger Nation Launches As First Of Its Kind Social TV Network On Comcast

Marc Scarpa, veteran director and executive producer of live interactive media events, has launched the first of it's kind social TV network with Comcast Xfinity On Demand, called VidBlogger Nation, that brings popular local YouTube talent into the living room of millions. VidBlogger Nation is …

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Bloomberg wrote up some thoughts on where it looks like the new Microsoft Xbox TV initiative is headed and I have to admit, I like what it looks like. Basically, it could position the Xbox 360 as the single piece of tech you need for …

Are Web Series The Future of Branded Video Entertainment?

Are Web Series The Future of Branded Video Entertainment?

You may have heard about Alphabird's acquisition of Placevine back in May. Since Alphabird is all about video engagement and Placevine is all about connecting brands with the right video producers… it was a bit of a natural fit. One of the more interesting things …

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Netflix Competitor Zediva Blasts Movie Studios For Stifling Innovation

Zediva is still making waves, and still streaming one DVD in one player to one customer. In recent court document filings, the streaming DVD rental service (for lack of a better description) blasted back at the MPAA, essentially telling them to take off the blinders …

Time Warner Hits Bump in iPad App Delivery, Pulls Some Channels

Time Warner Hits Bump in iPad App Delivery, Pulls Some Channels

Time Warner Cable has an iPad app. Through that app you are able to stream channels that you would have in your cable package if you were one of their 15 million subscribers. However, they took some flak from major studios when they did that …

Why Netflix is the Solution to Streaming Television Content and How They Might Do it

Why Netflix is the Solution to Streaming Television Content and How They Might Do it

Showtime and Netflix have cut a new deal that will see currently running shows like Dexter and Californication taken off of Netflix come summer. But what Showtime taketh away, they also giveth. The new deal penned between the two companies gives Netflix license on all …

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas “No Contest”

Is Being Stupid on YouTube Now a Crime? Evan Emory Pleas No Contest

Evan Emory may soon hold the distinction of being America's first "YouTube criminal." Yesterday in a Michigan court in Muskegon county he pleaded "no contest" to a reduced felony charge of "unlawful posting of an internet message with aggravating circumstances" – a plea deal to …

Time Warner Cable’s New iPad App Sounds Incredibly Dumb

Time Warner Cables New iPad App Sounds Incredibly Dumb

The cable companies & broadcasters are doing everything they can to resist change and save the existing business model. Even as consumers clamor for a la carte options and more online capabilities, the cable companies keep distorting that vision. The latest move comes from Time Warner …

Open Letter to Broadcast Dinosaurs Bent on Self-Destruction

Open Letter to Broadcast Dinosaurs Bent on Self Destruction

There are all sorts of cool new ways to watch what you want, when you want and where you want, in regards to video entertainment. No matter if it's on your mobile, a tablet or your Super-sized TV screen at home. If it's online, it's …

Trouble in Huludise as Partners Decide How Online Video Service Will Survive

Trouble in Huludise as Partners Decide How Online Video Service Will Survive

Hulu, according to the Wall Street Journal, is rife with internal strife. It seems that there have been some meetings this week between the partners (NBC Universal, News Corp., and Disney) and the management of Hulu over the future of the company. At stake is …

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