Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NATPE ’08


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Cynopsis: DIGITAL

12/11/07

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, December 11, 2007 and this is your first early morning digital briefing. 

YouTube unveiled an expanded version of its Partners Program that will let some smaller producers in on its revenue sharing model. Creators with a “significant audience” on YouTube (as measured by video views, subscribers, etc.) who “consistently comply with YouTube terms of use” are invited to apply this time around. YouTube was taken to task for leaving out the kind of creators that helped make it famous when it first introduced the program, which shares revenue from in-video ads and AdSense video syndication. There are currently 100 accepted partners, from celebrity blogger PerezHilton (2.5 million + views) to BBC World News (25,000+ views.)
 

~ MULTIPLATFORM CONTENT NEWS ~

 
Sundance Channel will release an exclusive VOD package for cable affiliates next month, featuring 10 “Festival Favorites” that have screened at previous Sundance Film Festivals, 4 of which will be available in HD. Longtime Sundance Festival Director Geoff Gilmore will introduce each movie. Sundance also announced a new year-long partnership with Stella Artois. The brewer will sponsor the channel’s multiplatform “31 Days of Sundance” package of programming in January.
 
Starz will debut two original comedies on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10 pm ET/PT, also slated to appear on the Bongo broadband service later next year. Head Case chronicles celebrity therapy sessions with clients including Jeff Goldblum and Rosanna Arquette. Hollywood Residential is a fictional and faltering home improvement show featuring makeovers of celebrity abodes.
 
Speaking of home makeovers, DIY Network picked up a second season of the interactive home building series Blog Cabin. A season-one marathon encore and a citizen design contest on diynetwork.com will kick things off on New Years Day.
 

~ INNOVATORS & START-UPS ~

 
Imeem added Universal Music Group tracks to its social networking/music sharing service, giving it deals with all four major record labels. Universal receives a small licensing fee each time an Imeem user streams a song, as well as a share of any ad revenue attached to the clip.
 
HD-quality video streaming site Vuze acquired distribution rights for the anime series Neko Rahmen, a hit last year on Yahoo! Japan’s video streaming site. Vuze will make the 13-episode series available for free with ads and add Spanish, German and French subtitles next year.
 
Live video streaming/social networking site Stickam.com announced it is creating applications to utilize Google’s OpenSocial APIs, open source guidelines released to developers last month.
 
Digitally savvy German supermodel Heidi Klum launched a “Real Celebrity” page on girls virtual site Stardoll.com. Users can use their Stardollars to enhance their MeDoll’s wardrobe with items from the Heidi Klum Runway Collection.


~ TECHNOLOGY DEALS, MERGERS AND SKIRMISHES ~

 
The NBA became the latest major online content player to commit to the Microsoft Silverlight platform. The PC and Mac compatible software plug in will power video and rich media apps on NBA.com, WBNA.com and NBADevelopmentLeague.com with plans to switch the sites’ video player itself to Silverlight next year. The NBA says video streaming increased 95% in Nov. over the previous year, with the site delivering more than 38 million streams.
 
Internet content delivery company EdgeCast received a $6 million investment from Walt Disney’s Steamboat Ventures. The VC subsidiary also participated in an $11 million round of financing for delivery service provider Move Networks Inc. earlier this year. 
 
IPTV provider Narrowstep announced a partnership with the TSS Cross Media Group to offer solutions for telecoms, broadcasters and advertisers in the Benelux countries.
 

~ DIGITAL ADVERTISING ~

 
Microsoft and CNBC announced a partnership that makes the software giant exclusive provider of third-party display and contextual advertising on CNBC.com. Microsoft, which acquired digital services agency aQuantive in May, has similar exclusive ad syndication deals in place with Facebook and Digg.
 
The Weather Channel Interactive launched three new ad products on weather.com. A map-based geo targeting application enables advertisers to customize creative and target users based on their weather map navigations. Advertisers can also sponsor points of interest on the map such as retail locations.
 

~ TRENDS, RESEARCH, ETC.  ~
 

More connected consumers (65%) watch professionally produced TV programming on PCs and digital devices than they do user generated fare (39%), according to a new ChoiceStream study conducted by MarketTools. A third of viewers who watch TV on alternative devices reported watching at least 4 hours per week. Twenty percent of respondents said they plan to watch more TV on PCs and mobile devices in the next 6 months, and 55% of these viewers said the increase will come at the expense of traditional TV viewing.
 
The TV industry is improving its digital education outreach but still has a ways to go, according to the results of a new nationwide survey from CTAM. Forty-eight percent of U.S. households are now aware of the Feb. 17, 2009 transition – up from 29% in July 2005. However, those with the lowest level of awareness were non cable or satellite subscribers – the homes that will be most affected by the switch.
 

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

 
Break.com appointed Andrew Budkofsky to SVP/Sales, reporting to CEO Keith Richman. The former Court TV and PodShow executive will oversee sales strategy, client services and business development.
 


~ WEBSITE OF THE DAY ~

 
If you’re looking for more video greetings to send, Vidigreet has posted a bunch of new holiday themed shorts. Vidigreet was founded in 2005 and launched in beta format in October by award winning commercial director Jeff Gorman. It charges $3.99 for unlimited greetings for a day and $15.99 for an annual subscription, boasting high production values and plenty of off-color sentiments. It also has a handy calendar feature you can set in advance to remind you of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
 
Later — Wayne
Wayne Karrfalt for Cynopsis: Digital
12.11.07

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