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Hulu chases Mojito

Hulu, News Corp and NBC Universal's online video joint venture, is reportedly close to buying Chinese company Mojiti, a YouTube clone for $10m – with observers speculating it could use…

IPTV tops DSL Forum agenda

The successful mass deployment of IPTV is at the top of the DSL Forum's agenda and dominated discussions at the Forum's latest quarterly meeting. The meeting, held in Nashville Tennessee,…

Web-only show 'Quarterlife'

The creative minds behind such TV shows as 'Thirtysomething' and 'My So-Called Life' are launching a Web-based show, hoping to find the artistic freedom online that they say is lacking…

Google offers YouTube to newspapers

Google is seeking to forge partnerships with newspaper companies to publish video news clips on YouTube and share the advertising take. David Eun, Google’s vice president of content said that…

TV4: Over 100 shows for download

TV4U, the 42 channel broadband network offering free Internet TV, has expanded its deal with Brightcove and now offers more than 100 classic TV and classic sports shows for download.…

Setanta secures Tiscali deal

Setanta Sports has extended its reach on broadband TV services through a deal with Tiscali, making three of its sports channels available in a monthly package for £9.99 (E14.7). Setanta…

Fibre future for IPTV?

From Colin Mann in London Future IPTV deployments need to be based on fibre networks, according to Ericsson's Chief Technical Officer. HÃ¥kan Eriksson told industry analysts and media representatives at…

Warner invests online

In the race to become a major supplier of original video programming to the Web, Warner Brothers is to invest upfront in a slate of mad for web programmes. It…

$800m for US networks online

Forrester Research says the big four US networks (ABC, FOX , NBC and CBS) will earn $800m (E576m) from online shows in the next year. Meanwhile Adams Media Research says…

Slingbox for UPC in the Netherlands

From Nick Snow in Amsterdam Cable MSO UPC Broadband and Sling Media are to a trial the Slingbox for UPC Digital TV customers in the Netherlands. The Slingbox allows UPC…

Conax tests water with Thomson's NexGuard

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV conditional access solutions supplier Conax is to integrate Thomson's watermarking solution, NexGuard, into its security products. Thomson's NexGuard solution can watermark all forms…

Irdeto secures French DTT

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam Digital TV content security specialist Irdeto has clinched a deal with Neotion TNT France (NTF) to provide its Irdeto Digital TV conditional access (CA) solution…

NME video content

Popular music website NME.com has confirmed a major revamp to its video content, releasing more than 50 exclusive backstage interviews through iTunes and centralising the site’s video archive in a…

Lulu hates Hulu

Media giants NBC Universal and News Corp have revealed that they were going to call their online video joint venture Hulu, but Lulu the online custom book publisher is filing…

Babelgum looks East

Babelgum, the Ireland-based online TV outfit, aims to open in the Chinese market early in 2008. The company plans to add Chinese-language original content in the first quarter of next…