CBS Invites Viewers to Decide Which Song Bon Jovi Will Perform During Grammys Telecast

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CBS is inviting viewers to decide which song the band, Bon Jovi , will perform during the broadcast network's January 31st telecast of the 52nd Annual Grammy awards (note: according to CBS, this will be the first time ever that the band has performed at the Grammys).

In order to cast their votes (note: viewers can cast as many votes as they wish, and no registration is required), viewers go to

Fox Launches User-Generated Video Promotion for "American Idol"

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US broadcast network, Fox , on Tuesday launched a user-generated content (UGC) promotion that invites fans of the reality show, " American Idol ," to create "video testimonials sharing what they love" about the show, and upload their testimonials to a special "Idol Fans" section of its Web site ( ).

According to Fox, the testimonials will be evaluated for inclusion in a promotional campaign for "American Idol"--whose next season kicks...

YouTube Launches 10-Foot Interface for its Video-Sharing Service

In a posting on YouTube's corporate blog, Tuesday, the company's platforms product manager, Kuan Yong, announced YouTube XL ( ), a new browser-based interface optimized for watching YouTube videos on a TV screen. Key features of the new interface include a design that offers large text and simplified navigation (and that omits comments and other YouTube social features), and that is thus suitable for a 10-foot, "lean-back" viewing experience; HD support; the ability to...