Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Cynopsis: DIGITAL

01/29/08

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, January 29, 2008, and this is your first early morning digital briefing, coming to you from the NATPE 2008 convention in Las Vegas.

While mobile programmers still find themselves frustrated by the lack of standards and limited by carriers’ restrictive walled garden environments, hope sprung eternal at the NATPE Mobile ++ event that Google‘s new open platform Android system would shake up the industry. More than 7,000 developers have taken Google up on its $10 million challenge to develop new innovative apps for the mobile operating system since submissions began Jan. 2. The company is now thinking of the extending the March 3 deadline to encourage more sophisticated apps, according to Google Director of Mobile Diana Pouliot. Meanwhile handsets running the Android platform are due out during the second half of 2008. Japan’s biggest carrier NTT DoCoMo announced plans to release a line of Android phones yesterday.
 

~ MULTIPLATFORM CONTENT NEWS ~
 

CBS Interactive signed a two-year partnership agreement with The Recording Academy leading up the 50th Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. CBS Interactive will develop online programming, communities and promotions around the Grammy brand and the annual awards show broadcast. CBS will distribute the content across online, wireless and digital platforms including CBS.com, CBS Audience Network, CBS Mobile and Last.fm.
 
Here’s an exclusive: Original mobile content creator Intersport will launch the Spanish-language “En Espanol” mobile channel on the Sprint TV platform next month, its 4thchannel carried exclusively by Sprint in the U.S. Intersport’s original entertainment, sports and music-themed destinations quickly became the most viewed channels on Sprint TV after launching last September, according to Jason Coyle, President, Digital Media for Intersport.
 
ESPN.com debuted Game Up, a monthly 30-minute online show devoted to video gaming hosted by ESPN video game analyst Aaron Boulding. Coverage includes game launches and reviews, studio tours, sneak previews, interviews and pro gamer tips.
 
AccuWeather.com announced a new slate of weather-themed content presented in a viewer-friendly, magazine-style format. The new programming is available for linear and IPTV services as part of the Local AccuWeather Channel and for Interactive TV and VOD services.
 

~ INNOVATORS & START-UPS ~

 
Facebook announced plans to enable application developers to extend functionality beyond the Facebook URL, meaning third-party sites will have the opportunity to monetize traffic generated by popular widgets such as RockYou and Renkoo.
 
Hollywood Licensing
and Dave Networks announced a reality/social networking hybrid called Reality.TV. Currently in beta, it pairs accomplished reality producers with wannabe stars giving viewers input on who they want to see more of. Reality.TV users are given tasks to complete then asked to submit home videos in categories such as Most Embarrassing Moments, Video Diaries & Confessions and Pet Circus.
 
Guinness World Records today announced the addition of a new online community powered by KickApps on their website, inviting record holders, record aspirers and fans to post their best videos, audio, photos and stories to the site.
 

~ TECHNOLOGY DEALS, MERGERS AND SKIRMISHES ~

 
Al Gore and Joel Hyatt-founded Current Media announced plans to file for an IPO that could raise up to $100 million, according to reports. The company launched Current TV (currently in over 50 million TV homes) and current.com in 2002, anticipating the user generated content craze that has swept the web.
 
NBC’s Local Media Division acquired lifestyle/culture video network LX.TV localized for New York and LA, founded by former MTV executives Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan. Plans are underway to open up additional production offices in several NBC O&O markets.
 
Verizon reported it now has more than 1 million FiOS TV subscribers and 8.2 million broadband subs. Counting satellite partnerships (adding 800,000 additional customers,) it is now the 10th largest MSO in the U.S. 
 
ITV developer Zodiac Interactive launched a new mobile content search engine for cable and satellite TV, gaming platforms and next-generation DVD players dubbed Zodigo. It features a discovery/preference algorithm enabling users to find mobile content on multiple platforms and instantly download it to their mobile phones.
 
RoyaltyShare
announced the availability of a new web-based content management platform for managing and distributing digital music. The service provides record labels and distributors with cost effective metadata management, encoding and storage of music assets, delivery to retailers worldwide and sales transactions processing.
 
TVN Entertainment Corp. launched a new advanced VOD interactive tool that allows programmers to dynamically update VOD metadata before, during and after asset distribution to VOD servers. Mediacom, Bend Broadband and Lionsgate are among the first TVN clients to participate in the iPRI rollout.


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~ DIGITAL ADVERTISING ~

 
VideoEgg
said its Eggnetwork platform has generated $1.5 million in ad revenue since launching on Facebook in Aug. 2007.
 

~ TRENDS, RESEARCH, ETC.  ~

 
Nielsen’s social media site Hey! Nielsen will conduct a poll in real time during the Superbowl, asking users to rate and discuss the high-priced TV commercials that run during the game.

U.S. Mobile Video Subscribers

Quarter     # of subscribers     % of all mobile subscribers
Q3 2006        5.7 million                       2.6%
Q4 2006        6.9 million                       3.0%
Q1 2007        8.4 million                       3.6%
Q2 2007       11.8 million                      5.0%
Q3 2007       13.2 million                      5.5%
Source: Nielsen Mobile Q3 2007 Mobile Video report

Leading Mobile Video Channels by Monthly Penetration of Mobile Video Subs

Programmer                          % of penetration
The Weather Channel                     30%
NBC                                              29%
Fox News                                      25%
Fox Sports                                     22%
Discovery Channel                          22%
ESPN                                             22%
Comedy Time                                 18%
ABC News                                      17%
CNN                                              17%
MTV                                              16%
Source: Nielsen Mobile Q3 2007 Mobile Video report
 

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~
 

Mobile content provider Helio today announced that founding CEO Sky Dayton has been named non-executive Chairman of Helio’s Board of Directors, and Wonhee Sull, formerly Helio’s President and COO, has been elevated to CEO.
 
Mobile search and advertising provider JumpTap hired internet advertising veteran Evan Krauss as Global SVP, Advertising Sales & Business Development. Evan will oversee JumpTap’s global advertising and publisher sales efforts.
 


~ WEBSITE OF THE DAY ~
 

Much like Larry Flynt used adult images to stand up for the 1stAmendment, the incorrigible Gawker.com stood its fair usage ground when asked to remove that much-seen video of Tom Cruise pontificating about Scientology, even after YouTube and others complied with cease and desist requests. Needless to say Gawker is getting a lot of mileage out of all this, with a dedicated Tom Cruise section featuring parody videos, traffic analyses, etc. The video has been viewed nearly 2.5 million times to date.
 
Later — Wayne
Wayne Karrfalt for Cynopsis: Digital
01.29.08

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