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Disney Inks Deal with Hulu: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer May 1, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Disney has officially become an equity-owning partner in NBCU-Fox venture Hulu. The deal ensures that programming from both ABC and the Disney Channel, amongst other Disney owned networks, will air on the popular streaming site. CEO Robert Iger noted that “Disney […]

Barney Frank to Introduce Bill to Overturn Unlawful Internet Gambling Act: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer April 27, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank may introduce a bill to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act as early as this week. The bill was signed and passed in 2006 as the US government hurried to combat illegal online betting operations, many […]

CNN Purchases Twitter Account: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer April 16, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. CNN has acquired the Twitter account @CNNbrk, which has nearly a million followers. While the Twitter account updated followers with breaking news, the account was not run by the news network, but rather James Cox. Cox, who has no affiliation with […]

Google In Talks to Buy Twitter: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer April 3, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. According to several sources, Google is in late stage talks to acquire Twitter. If it happens, it will be pretty much what everyone expected. Google can help monetize the Twitter’s traffic and, maybe more importantly, they have the infrastructure to handle […]

Disney On Hulu: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer April 1, 2009

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If you are having trouble viewing our video player, check out MediaBytes on YouTube. Sources say a deal between Disney and Hulu is “basically done.” If it happens, Disney will take a 30% share of Hulu for $50 million of marketing money. The deal would make Disney, NBCU and News Corp equal partners in the […]