MediaBytes – 04/12/07

CBS is preparing to announce a huge web distribution initiative. The network will provide television programming to several web outlets, including MSN, AOL, Joost, and the forthcoming NBC Universal-News Corp. video service.

VONAGE CEO Michael Snyder has left the beleaguered company. A patent infringement lawsuit from Verizon has the company in “crisis mode.”

MGM will begin selling movies via iTunes.

COMCAST has purchased Fandango, the online movie ticket service, with plans to launch Fancast.com. Fancast will deliver TV shows and movies on-demand.

FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin has circulated a proposal to extend “must carry” analog rights to the digital realm. The transition to digital is less than two years away.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com

Topics in this Article

PreviousMediaBytes - 04/11/07 NextAppleTV- Just What The Doctor Ordered

Get Briefed Every Day!

Subscribe to my daily newsletter featuring current events and the top stories in technology, media, and marketing.

Subscribe