Wednesday, August 15, 2012
  • Netflix Expands To Scandinavia, Land Of Piracy

    Netflix on Wednesday announced plans to launch its streaming on-demand TV and movie service in Sweden, Norway and Finland by the end of 2012. The California-based company revealed the launch in a blog post. The move is particularly interesting given that Scandinavia -- most notably Sweden -- has been associated with online piracy for many years. ...Read the whole story

  • BarryDriller.com Carriage Angers Broadcast Networks

    NBC, ABC and CBS have joined Fox in a copyright infringement claim against the entrepreneur behind FilmOn, who started up an Aereo-like site called BarryDriller.com. The name BarryDriller is a play on media executive Barry Diller, a major investor in Aereo. The networks have not specified what specific damages they are seeking. ...Read the whole story

  • Clean & Clear Goes Social With The Sims

    The joint program, which runs up to September, is timed with the back-to-school season. The company says female teen gamers are a big chunk of "The Sims Social" players and that females outnumber males in Web-based gaming. ...Read the whole story

  • Cable Operators Losing Video Subscribers

    In the second quarter of 2012, the top nine cable companies lost 540,000 video consumers, a bit lower than the 600,000 video subscriber loss in the second quarter of 2011, according to Leichtman Research Group. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Vevo Launches in BrazilThe Hollywood Reporter

    Online music video joint venture Vevo launched a stand-alone service in Brazil Tuesday. The popular music video site offers stand-alone services in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia and New Zealand. ...Read the whole story

  • 'Boston Globe,' HuffPo Branch Out Into Streaming MediaNieman Journalism Lab

    In a streaming coincidence, Boston.com, the Boston Globe's digital product, launched an online radio station, Radio BDC, this week, while Huffington Post debuted an online TV-style video network. "Both Boston.com and The Huffington Post want to use digital distribution to offer something like a traditional broadcast product, but at a much lower cost than what starting a TV network or radio station ran pre-Internet," writes Justin Ellis. "They both also want a shot at a new channel of advertising dollars to complement the display-heavy advertising they rely on with their main products." ...Read the whole story

Corporate Blogs Are Dead -- Long Live Corporate Blogs!

Are corporate blogs dead? USA Today recently reported on a University of Dartmouth survey that revealed a sharp decline among the Inc. 500 fastest-growing companies who used blogging as a way to communicate with target audiences ...More