Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Cynopsis: DIGITAL

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For qualifying families, there is such a thing as a free lunch and cheap internet access. Following through with one of its merger conditions with NBCU, Comcast has started offering $10 broadband access and discounted computer vouchers to low-income families within its service areas. The Internet Essentials program is available to families who have at least one child enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. Free internet training is also available.


Los Angeles-based Break Media and production firm Reveille (The Office, Ugly Betty) have struck a development deal that will see Reveille develop a slate of original, digital pilots for Break’s network of male-targeted sites. This marks the first deal for Reveille since hiring David Anderson as the company’s new SVP/Digital.
Gay.net is Here Media‘s latest LGBT-themed site, aggregating editorial content in the areas of entertainment, travel, style and cultural hot topics. Rick Andreoli is editing the site.


HTC Corp
. has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Dashwire, Inc. for up to $18.5 million with incentives. Dashwire provides cloud-based services, dubbed HTC Sense, to mobile subscribers allowing HTC users to sync their photos, contacts and videos online. Google and Amazon already offer cloud-based synch services for Android devices while Apple is preparing for the launch of its iCloud service as a part of iOS 5 this fall.


Levi’s is launching a new promotion with clean water non-profit Water.org today, utilizing Facebook’s sponsored story marketing program to encourage its 6.2 million fans to view a one-minute short directed by Ralf Schmerberg about mobilizing youth. Inspired users can pledge their support right on the Levi’s fan page using Facebook credits. Water.org was co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon – whose vigorous support of such causes was spoofed during an episode of Entourage last season.
Yahoo has entered into an agreement with Belo Corp., a member of the Yahoo Newspaper Consortium, to deliver advertising across Yahoo sites in Belo’s 15 local TV markets in the U.S. The deal will allow Belo’s local sales teams to sell Yahoo ad inventory. Cox, Scripps and Media General have similar deals with Yahoo.
Travel Ad Network (TAN) struck a deal with female-targeted travel and lifestyle site See Jane Fly to provide social media sponsorships and content advertising opportunities for brand advertisers.


Media stocks got hit badly once again as the Dow Jones U.S. Broadcasting and Entertainment index closed down 7.3%, falling faster than other leading indexes. The hardest hit included AMC Networks (-12.8%), Sirius XM (-12.7%) and Tivo (-11.4%).  Others down for the day include CBS, Walt Disney, News Corp., Discovery, Time Warner, Viacom, Cablevision, Scripps Networks Interactive, and DISH, among others.
Verizon landline workers are striking and picketing company offices up and down the East Coast after the contract for 45k employees expired over the weekend. Workers have been fighting over salary, healthcare and pension benefits since contract negotiations began on June 22.
Digital TV technology company S3 Group announced that Canoe Ventures is using its StormTest Development Center product for its national deployment testing of EBIF iTV applications. The platform will allow Canoe to test apps on set-tops from multiple vendors.


The fastest cities in the world in terms of internet download speeds are all in Japan, according to the latest State of the Internet Report from Akamai. Tokai, Shimotsuma and Kanagawa were the three fastest cities in the world and had an average connection speeds of 13.2 Mbps, 12.9 Mbps, and 12.2 Mbps respectively. Asia accounted for two-thirds of the top 100, with 61 of them in Japan.

  • As a nation, South Korea remained the fastest, boasting an average connection speed of 14.4 Mbps, blowing by Hong Kong (9.2 Mbps) and Japan (8.1 Mbps)
  • The U.S. ranked 14th on the list with an average connection speed of 5.3 Mbps, up 4.7% from Q1
  • Delaware continued to be the fastest state in the union, with an average connection speed of 7.5 Mbps
  • Riverside, CA, Staten Island, NY and San Jose, CA achieved the top municipal speeds in the U.S. of 7.8 Mbps.



unveiled a new 4G TouchPad tablet on Amazon yesterday, featuring a faster 1.5 Ghz processor, an updated webOS operating system, 32 GB of memory and a 9.7-inch LED touchscreen. It retails for $699 and is available for pre-order.


Current TV continues to get serious about its news coverage. David Bohrman, former chief of CNN’s Washington bureau, has been named President of Current TV, overseeing all programming and production including digital initiatives. David will report to Current CEO Joel Hyatt and will work out of the channel’s New York and San Francisco offices.
BBC.com has hired Reeshma Esmail to the role of VP, Head of Digital Ad Sales for BBC.com and Lonelyplanet.com. Reeshma will report directly to Mark Gall, EVP, BBC North America Ad Sales, and work from the BBC Worldwide Canada office in Toronto. 
Media Ventures Group has tapped former MLB Digital Director David L. Cohen as VP/Digital Strategy Business Development. He will be based in New York and report to CEO Richard Yaffa.
Gravity has named former MRM Worldwide executive Roy Eventov as Creative Director for the company’s Digital Group, a new position. He reports to Shemi Levi, Gravity’s Chief Digital Officer.
McLean, VA-based mobile advertising company Mobile Posse has appointed former AOL executive Scott Totman as Chief Technology Officer.


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Fantasy footballers can connect with their league from remote locations this year using ooVoo‘s new 12-way HD video calling service. To promote its new “Smack Talk” social video application, ooVoo is launching a promotion enabling fantasy football players to access the platform for free for the duration of their drafts. The player initiating the call must be on a PC, but other players can join via Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android device via a broadband, Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connection. As an added incentive, NBC/Showtime sportscaster Cris Collinsworth will join a randomly-selected league to comment on their video draft; the winning league will be announced on Aug. 20 – the deadline for registering. ooVoo offers a variety of both free and premium videoconferencing services, ranging in price from $9.95 to $29.95 monthly.
Later – Wayne
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JOB OPENING:  ACCT EXEC PARTNER MKTG/bottlerocket mktg group/NY: Pitch/neg. partnerships; dvlp/execute promotions; full campaign delivery. 6+ yrs part. mkt & strong proj mgmt exp req’d Res: [email protected] (8/11)

JOB OPENING:  SALES PLAN’R NAT’L & REGIONAL SALES/Screenvision/NYC: Mng all accts for assigned Acct Execs. Fulfill requests for proposals by clients. Track campaign progress. Apply: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=543306 (8/11)

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