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Cookie Jar Entertainment Launches Broadband Video Service for Children,

Children's entertainment company, Cookie Jar Entertainment , has launched a free, advertising-supported broadband video service, called , which it claims offers one of the largest selections of full-length episodes of current and classic children's programs and movies. At launch, the service offers around 500 on-demand full episodes from over 50 TV series, including "Inspector Gadget," "The Adventures of Paddington Bear," "Johnny Test," "Super Mario Bros.," "Zelda," "Madeline," "Ripley's Believe It or Not!," "Horseland," "Liberty's...

BBC Launches iPlayer-Like Broadband Video Service Providing Coverage of Political Institutions

--Service Covers UK and European Parliaments, Scottish Parliament, Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies
The BBC has launched an iPlayer-like broadband video service that provides live and on-demand coverage of Parliament and other British national political institutions, as well as of the European Parliament (note: the BBC says the service "will cover all proceedings in the main chambers of the House of Commons, House of Lords, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Assembly and full sittings of the European Parliament" as well as "Westminster Hall and Select Committees at...

Livestream Launches Beta Version of Procaster for Mac

In a posting on its corporate blog, Monday, Livestream (formerly Mogulus), a New York-based company which offers a platform that enables amateurs and professionals to produce and distribute live TV on the Internet, announced the release of a beta Mac version of its Procaster product. According to Livestream, while Procaster Mac offers similar functionality to Procaster PC, the company is "still working on some sought-after features like local recording, broadcasting speaker audio and better CPU/quality...

New Hires: BBC Future Media & Technology, Music Choice On Demand, Episodic

The BBC has named Simon Lloyd director of marketing, communications and audiences for its Future Media & Technology (FM&T) division. He will report to the BBC's director of marketing, communications and audiences, Sharon Baylay, and--in addition to his core duties of developing FM&T's marketing, communications and audiences strategy in accordance with the corporation's overall strategy--he will play a role in the strategic leadership and development of the division, the BBC says: he will have a...

Reality Digital's New Broadband Video Platform Lets Businesses "Socialize" their Video Assets

San Francisco-based Reality Digital on Tuesday launched Reality Digital Spotlight , a white-label broadband video management and distribution platform. According to the company, Spotlight is an SaaS-based platform that eliminates the need for technical or video expertise and that makes it easy for businesses to: Maintain a social network for video or channel campaigns, via built-in comments, ratings and social distribution links. Develop new revenue models and generate incremental revenue on their library of professional...

Clearleap Launches Content Marketplace, Secures New Content Partnerships

--Company Specializes in Technologies for Bringing Web Video to VOD Platforms
Clearleap , an Atlanta-based company which offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets (note: the company has announced deployments with Atlantic Broadband and Bresnan--see the articles published on, June 30th and September 13th ), on Monday announced a new offering called Content Marketplace, which it bills as a customizable content-management platform that leverages Internet technologies to enable quick and easy acquisition and aggregation of local, traditional and Web video...

News Round-Up

--ActiveVideo, Concurrent, Harmonic Announce SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Plans
--Babelgum Launches Channel for Culture-Jamming Duo, The Yes Men Relaunched with More Video, iReport Integration
--Comcast COO Burke: TV Industry Must "Get in Front of" Internet or Face Cord-Cutting
--Video-Sharing Company, Dailymotion, Secures $25 Million in New Funding
--News Corp.'s Chase Carey Confirms that Hulu Will Launch Premium Service
--Sky+ HD DVR Now in 1.6 Million Households
--Thomson in Deal to Provide Interactive HD Set-Tops to Israel's HOT
--Windows 7 Offers Extensive Internet TV Features
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: ActiveVideo Networks , Concurrent and Harmonic have announced their plans for this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Broadband video content company, Babelgum , has launched a new channel devoted to The Yes Men --described by the company as "culture jamming activists who practice what they call 'identity correction,' revealing the true, planet- and people-raving intents of business and...

AFI Digital Content Lab to Hold its DigiFest November 4th and 5th

--Event Showcases Projects Incubated by the Lab and Significant Digital Productions from Past Year
The American Film Institute Digital Content Lab , an organization which for more than a decade has played a key role in fostering the development of interactive and multiplatform TV--and interactive media in general--in the US, will hold its annual interactive media showcase, the AFI DigiFest (formerly known as the AFI Digital Content Festival), at the Mann Chinese Theater (auditorium #1) in Hollywood, November 4th and 5th. The first day of the AFI DigiFest will...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Networks Announces SCTE Cable-Tec Exhibit Plans
--Endavo in White-Label Broadband Video Deal with Etisalat
--OpenTV Not in Compliance with NASDAQ's Audit Committee Requirements
--Rogers-Owned OLN Offering Full Episodes on its Web Site
--New Broadband Video Service, Vevo, Receives Significant Investment
--YouTube to Live-Stream U2 Concert, Launches Real-Time Comments Search Feature
--Over 700 VOD Services Now Available in Europe
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , has announced its exhibit plans for next week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo . The company says that it will "highlight advanced media processing technologies that leverage the existing network to monetize and deliver high-quality video services with an evolutionary roadmap to converged video delivery." Emirates Telecommunications Corp . (Etisalat), which recently...

Babelgum, Metacafe Form Strategic Partnership, Launch Babelgum-Powered Metacafe iPhone App

Web and mobile content provider, Babelgum , and broadband video site, Metacafe , announced a strategic partnership Monday that they are billing as aligning Babelgum's premium content offerings and mobile technology with Metacafe's audience of around 46 million monthly uniques. Among the first fruit of the companies' new partnership is a Babelgum-powered Metacafe iPhone application, which features a curated collection of Metacafe videos in such categories as movies, sports, music, comedy, animation and how-to, as...