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Just yesterday, it was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that signed a deal with YouTube, allowing the video site to run full-length versions of movies (although the initial selection was somewhat less than stellar). Today, the site announced a deal with Freemantle Productions, the creators of the American Idol reality-show franchise, that will see the production company create a…

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Just found out via Adam Ostrow at Mashable that Revision3 -- the Web TV venture from the Digg boys, Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson -- has laid off several people and shut down the filming of a few shows, including Internet Superstar with Martin Sargent and PopSiren with Sarah Lane. Interestingly enough, the hosts of…

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According to a report at Broadcasting & Cable, the tall foreheads at Saturday Night Live -- including Canadian-born creator Lorne "Dr. Evil" Michaels -- are in talks with NBC about setting up a standalone site for the show, one that would feature clips as well as out-takes, video of rehearsals and so on. This seems…

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Joost to euthanize desktop client

by Mathew on September 5, 2008

My friend Om Malik says that he has it on good authority that Joost -- the much-hyped P2P online video startup run by the founders of Skype and Kazaa -- is planning to kill its desktop client. This news was likely met in many quarters by a resounding cry of "What took so long?" Although…
Predictably enough, NBC head honcho Jeff Zucker -- the guy who previously ranted about how he'd rather have TV dollars than a few measly "digital pennies" -- is crowing about how the massive viewership numbers for the Phelps... er, Olympic Games illustrate the dominance of network television and the relative irrelevance of the Interweb when…

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