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Logitech has a new ad for its Revue device (the set-top box/Blu-Ray player with Google TV) that has Kevin Bacon playing a guy that is a huge Kevin Bacon fan in what quite possibly is some of Kevin Bacon’s finest work to date.
Maybe this ad is just what Google TV needs to pick itself up after a disappointing launch.
Microsoft has released new "artist pages" for Bing. When you search for a musician or band, it should bring up one of these pages directly on Bing, including things like an artist bio, genre information, a list of playable song samples, discography, videos, news, tour dates, web results, etc.
AOL has launched a new AOL Video division, which the company says will aggregate its online video library assets under one "strategic umbrella." The company also says it delivers on the entire video value chain from creation through syndication to distribution, consumer experience and monetization.
Yahoo has introduced “Weekend Edition on Yahoo News,” a new program offering original video and editorial content sponsored by Buick.
"With Weekend Edition, we’ve established a destination that features lighter lifestyle-oriented news programming, which we already know is more popular with our weekend audience," said Mark Walker, vice president and head of Yahoo News.
"This program also aligns perfectly with Buick’s target demographics and brand attributes, which makes Buick an ideal partner for Weekend Edition."
Online video has come a long way in the last few years, and it’s only going further. With the release of new devices and formats, online video content production is going to do nothing but grow. WebProNews recently spoke with Chris Brogan, popular social media guy, President of New Marketing Labs and part of the Pulse Network, about where it’s all heading and where it already is.
Not only is Hulu being blocked on Google TV, but so is the content at network sites like ABC, NBC, and CBS. Essentially, the TV stations are just blocking people from watching their content on the web (via their own sites). I’m having a hard time figuring out why this makes sense for a variety of reasons.
First of all, Google TV is simply providing a web browser for users to access web content on their TVs. With regard to the content, it’s no different than if you were to hook up your computer to your TV and go to these stations’ sites.
It’s become clear that the television industry is at the beginning of a revolution as connected TVs and devices that bring the web to TV are really starting to hit mainstream interest. There are plenty of reasons to speculate that the industry will go through a similar pattern as we’ve seen with print and music.
Late last week, a deal between FOX and DISH Network came to an end, leaving DISH Network subscribers without FX, FOX Sports, and the National Geographic Channel. FOX raised their rates and DISH didn’t want to pay. While the two companies continue negotiations, some of us wonder how we are going to watch the shows that we regularly enjoy.
Microsoft announced some new leadership promotions today. The company promoted Kurt DelBene to president of the Microsoft Office Division, Andy Lees to president of the Mobile Communications Business, and Don Mattrick to president of the Interactive Entertainment Business.
It turns out Microsoft’s Kinect, the Xbox add-on that lets users play games without controllers, is not just entertainment for users, but an interesting advertising platform for businesses. Microsoft revealed some campaigns from Chevorlet, Sprint and T-Mobile, which will launch with Kinect on November 4.
mSpot announced today that the Android app for its streaming music service has been downloaded 500,000 times.This is fairly impressive as the app has only been out for two months.
If you’re unfamiliar with mSpot, it lets you upload your music files to store in the cloud, and stream them from your computer or mobile device.
Disney/ABC and Nielsen have announced a new iPad app. The app is the first to be built on Nielsen’s new Media-Sync Platform, and uses audio watermarks to sync mobile devices to TV Programming.
American Idol auditions are coming to MySpace as the show celebrates its 10th anniversary. MySpace announced today that it has partnered with 19 Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America and FOX on the project.
Starting today and ending October 6, people between the ages of 15 and 28 can submit audition videos for the show at MySpace.com/americanidol.
Very interesting article from Billboard today. Apparently Google is circulating a proposal among major record labels regarding forthcoming music service. The proposal provides clues as to what we can likely expect.
Billboard’s Ed Christman says the service would include an a la carte digital download store, as well as a subscription-based cloud-based locker. He cites "industry sources", reporting: