Mobile & Wireless

MediaBytes – 06.12.07

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WARNER BROS. will begin a trial-run of releasing movies to VOD and DVD on the same day. The experiment begins on July 10th with “The Astronaut Farmer,” which underperformed at the box office. YOUTUBE will soon begin testing home-grown video fingerprinting to identify copyrighted material. Content owners of identified clips will have the option of […]

MediaBytes – 05/03/07

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The DOLAN FAMILY privatization bid for CABLEVISION has been accepted by the board, but still must pass a shareholder vote. A “majority of the minority” must approve the deal. BRIGHTCOVE will syndicate CBS NEWS content across blogs and websites. Syndicates will be allowed to insert clips from CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early […]

MediaBytes – 05/01/07

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CBS will use MICROSOFT‘s new Silverlight technology to enable user-generated content on the sites of CBS-owned stations. The sites will mix station-owned content with UGC. Launch is expected for later this year. US NEWSPAPER circulation fell 2.1% between October and March. The New York Times was down 1.9%. However, The WSJ was up 0.6%, and […]

MediaBytes – 04/25/07

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The FCC is setting rules for auctioning the 700 MHZ spectrum, formerly used for Analog TV. Analog will stop using the spectrum in February 2009. YAHOO has launched a searchable database of music lyrics. The database includes the official versions of lyrics to over 400,000 songs, supplied by music publishers. Yahoo and the rights-holders will […]

MediaBytes – 04/23/07

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The INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU is calling for an audit of comScore and Nielsen/NetRatings. Many companies disagree with the numbers reported by the two tracking companies. Out-dated methods may be to blame. eMARKETER is predicting that overall online ad growth will fall to 18.9% this year. Last year, online advertising grew 30.8%. RIM will begin selling […]