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Vimeo Goes Its Own Way While big video content sites vie for premium material, an early contender is sticking to its indie roots—for good or for bad

As the online video space grows ever more cutthroat, companies like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu are all looking for a competitive edge in roughly the same way: through big-budget investments…

November 30, 2011, 6:42 AM EST

Media All-Star: Steve Kalb Mullen's svp, director, video investments, connected QR codes and TV advertising

Two years ago, Steve Kalb, svp and director of video investments at Mullen, plugged into something a lot of other media agencies are only now beginning to realize: The lines…

November 19, 2011, 3:11 PM EST

Beyond Cat Videos Is YouTube on the brink of becoming a programming star?

Robert Kyncl and Tom Pickett are not your traditional media moguls. Neither acts like a conventional Old Hollywood power player—the fist-pounding Ari Emanuel, the super-tanned Robert Evans. But if the…

November 14, 2011, 5:43 AM EST

Four Years In, Fox Business Network Still Treading Water Latest ratings show channel struggling to find viewers

It was an abysmal month for Fox News' young sibling channel. Fox Business Network saw an average daily viewership of around 65,000 for October, according to Nielsen, which also happened…

November 2, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

'Vice' Reporter Roughed Up After Trying to Talk to Carrie Fisher Video shows reporter accosted by volunteers at conference

The perils of covering a comic convention are not as apparent as, say, the perils of sending a reporter to the battlefields of Afghanistan. And yet there are perils indeed—especially when…

November 1, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT

YouTube Announces Channels Video site will feel a little more like cable TV

After months of speculation with almost no official confirmation, YouTube has finally announced its long-awaited channel strategy in a post to the company’s blog late Friday evening. The announcement falls…

October 28, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

MSNBC Shakes Up Prime-Time Lineup Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell get new slots

MSNBC is reshuffling its prime-time slate. Earlier today, the network announced that Ed Schultz would be taking over the 8 p.m. slot, with Lawrence O’Donnell—whose show The Last Word currently…

October 19, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

Hulu Not for Sale Owners decide to keep the video platform independent

Hulu is not for sale after all. News Corporation, Providence Equity Partners, and The Walt Disney Company, the owners of the service, announced plans to sell the platform in late…

October 13, 2011, 8:24 PM EDT

Current TV Adds Granholm Show After Olbermann And Al Gore may appear more frequently on network

Current TV is rounding out its prime-time slate with the announcement that former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm will host a new show called The War Room With Jennifer Granholm.  The…

October 12, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

Netflix Reverses Its Qwikster Rebranding DVD and streaming services won't be split up after all

Say goodbye to Qwikster. The short-lived Netflix spinoff is no more, according to a post on the Netflix blog by CEO Reed Hastings earlier today. Henceforth, mail-order DVDs and streaming…

October 10, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT