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CBS Corporation has purchased social music site Last.fm for $280 million in cash.
Last.fm has more than 15 million users in 200 countries and is one of the largest social platforms online.
CBS Interactive recently purchased Wallstrip.com, invested in Joost and Spot Runner and expanded the CBS Audience Network to include a total of 25 online partners.
Wallstrip is a Web video show that, through its mix of “stock culture meets pop culture,” is closely associated with Wall Street. Now it’s also associated with CBS – although those two names aren’t so similar, CBS has just acquired the company for an unspecified amount.
|CBS Snaps Up Wallstrip|
CBS has announced it will be distributing free and paid video content with a variety of partners, including MSN, Joost, and AOL, like it currently does on Google’s YouTube and iTunes. Some of the content will be ad-supported, others will be the sales of TV episodes.
Internet television service Joost and CBS have entered into an agreement where the television broadcaster will make its content available on the Joost platform. Content that will be featured on Joost include the popular CSI franchise, CBS Evening News, and CBS Sportsline.
The CBS Corporation has purchased the online high school sports network MaxPreps. The company will become part of CBS owned CSTV (College Sports Television). The site focuses on stats, stories, photos and videos of athletes and coaches. Brian Bedol, President and CEO of CSTV Networks made the announcement.
CBS SportsLine, an Internet sports media organization and part of CBS Interactive has launched its redesigned Community homepage, providing registered users with more ways to contribute to the site and interact with other members.
The redesigned community enables members to create a "reputation" on the site by contributing to message boards, connecting with other users, taking part in fantasy games and by the overall frequency of their behavior.
In a move that seems to run contrary to recent trends, YouTube has actually come to an agreement with a major content provider. The BBC announced on Friday that it has struck a deal with the popular video-sharing site that will see the UK based broadcasting company share in advertising revenue generated by YouTube traffic.
We’ll not pretend TV networks have a conscience any more than we might assume a 13-year-old is actually “sorry,” or that he won’t go for a joyride in the new car while you’re sleeping without the weighty parental finger threatening near-death if he does.
The Internet, magazines, newspapers, mobile phones, radio, and recently, maybe even billboards. But is Google going to top all those media this year by working with CBS to set up an online auction for TV advertising spots? Reports conflict, and Google, as usual, will not “comment on rumor or speculation.”
CBS plans to continue its relationship with new types of media. CEO, Leslie Moonves in a keynote address at CES in Las Vegas outlined plans for the media company. He believes CBS can continue to be relevant by changing with the times and further embracing new technology. He dismissed the perception that CBS was old media.
It seems that the major broadcast networks idea to create a rival to the popular video-sharing site YouTube could be in jeopardy. As reported earlier in the week NBC Universal, Fox, CBS and Viacom were all in discussions about creating a video site that could compete with YouTube. That all could change.
The major broadcast networks are reported to be in serious talks about creating a site that would rival the popular video sharing site YouTube. As I reported last week the networks are hoping to create a site that would directly compete with YouTube. An announcement on such a deal could come as early as this week.
Old media is slowly waking to see the potential of online video content. CBS is a good example of this. Back in October YouTube launched a channel for CBS that has developed into a successful partnership between old media and new media. CBS has uploaded close to 300 clips since November to YouTube. Around 15 million people have viewed the clips.
CBS is looking to buy the next YouTube. Just which site that will be is the billion-dollar question. The front-runners could be Blinkx, which boasts 6 million hours of video, blip.tv or Veho. Also there is a start up called The Venice Project, which could launch before the end of this year.
Dick Parsons, Time Warner CEO & Chairman, revealed in a British newspaper that the company will continue to pursue copyright infringement complaints against YouTube. This is the first potential pitfall for Google, who acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion on Monday.