Good Morning, it’s Monday, September 10, 2007 and this is your first early morning digital briefing.
I want my MTV online! Viacom is launching a slew of new niche-oriented web sites during the coming months in the genres of music, entertainment, comedy and pop culture, further committing to the web as a distribution platform. Existing sites will also be greatly expanded.
- TheDailyShow.com will begin offering complete episodes the day after they air and archiving the entire video history of the show
- Jokes.com will house Comedy Central’s entire joke and stand-up archive
- ICarly.com will be a destination for Nickelodeon viewers to submit user generated videos
- An Engaged and Underage website will allow fans to chronicle their own disputes
- GameTrailers.com will launch a community hint site WikiCheats.com for dedicated gamers
- The-Ngames.com is a casual gaming site for girls planned for Q1 2008
The new additions will expand the MTVN global portfolio to more than 300 sites by year-end. Traffic across MTVN’s properties increased from 76 million unique visitors in January to 91 million visitors in July, according to comScore Media Metrix.
In the quest to make the iPod as popular for video as it is for listening to music, Apple is looking to cut the cost of basic video downloads in half to 99 cents for most TV shows, according to a report in Variety. Studios such as NBC Universal, which refused to renew its contract with iTunes, are fighting such discounting, however, worried it will adversely affect the sales of DVD boxed sets. A tiered pricing model may be what both sides can agree upon.
The rumor that Apple is exploring a downloadable movie rental model is gaining credence as a Mac developer downloaded a screenshot detailing problems a user had requesting a refund due to non-delivery of rental movies. Such a service could add much appeal to the slow-selling Apple TV set-top.
Michael Eisner’s Vuguru is launching a spin off of Prom Queen. The sequel, “Prom Queen: Summer Heat,” will pick up where the original left off, dramatizing the summer after Prom night. Vuguru has struck multiple distribution/promotion deals with several leading entertainment portals including Bebo, MySpace, YouTube, Veoh, Imeem, Revver and Blinkx. Verizon Wireless will stream all 15 two-minute episodes via V Cast on the mobile side. VideoEgg will also use its video overlay technology to distribute the clips, the first time the system has been used for content instead of ads.
Kate Modern distributor Bebo is planning a new interactive drama called Sofia’s Diary this fall, produced from Sony Pictures International. Like Kate Modern, it will include daily video and text updates and incorporate user generated submissions into the storyline. The series is based on a web and mobile service that began in Portugal and has since been adapted by SPI for television in several territories.
Microsoft is showcasing its LiveStation IP-based broadcast platform, designed to distribute television channels via the internet using the new Microsoft Silverlight user interface. Developed by UK-based Skinkers, LiveStation uses peer-to-peer based distribution technology to deliver high quality (somewhere between standard def and high def) audio and video without having to buy more servers.
Anticipation is growing that Apple is already preparing an iPhone that will run on a 3G network. The company signed a patent licensing agreement with mobile phone technology provider InterDigital last week that could be worth as much as $20 million.
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Idaho-based Balihoo Inc., developer of a vertical search engine for advertising media, has expanded its beta program to include media companies. Advertisers and agencies can use the online system to search for relevant campaigns and analyze research data across TV, radio, print and interactive.
A new report from London-based Screen Digest predicts revenue from movie downloads in the U.S. and Western Europe will total $1.3 billion by 2011 ($720m in the U.S. and $572m in Europe), accounting for only 3% of all home entertainment revenues. Screen Digest actually cut its projection in half from a year earlier, citing fragmented distribution strategies and the lack of penetration of devices to transfer video content from the PC to the TV.
PeopleJam, the online social networking and video destination which will launch later this month, hired three to its executive team: Larry Martine is VP/Marketing in charge of all marketing functions; Jonathan Schreiber is VP/Business Development responsible for all the company’s third party business partnerships; and Bruce Ettinger as VP/Operations and Strategy will supervise operations for software development, vendor management and video production among other duties.
Fans of the iconic Hunter S. Thompson should check out hunterthompsonfilms.com put together by indie filmmaker Wayne Ewing. Built to serve as an online outlet for the three documentaries he made about late journalist, it has become of a defacto community site for his hardcore fans. Look for streaming videos from this year’s Hunter S symposium at the Aspen Institute and a message board called the Gonzo Room if you want to know the answer to such burning questions as “How does Dick Cheney prefer his baby flesh prepared?”
Later — Wayne
Wayne Karrfalt for Cynopsis: Digital
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