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.

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"MediaBytes – 04/12/07" by @ShellyPalmer

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