New Children's Media Company, A Squared, Teams with AOL to Launch Online Children's Programs

--Each Celebrity-Driven Program Will Feature "Interactive World," Created by MGX Lab
A new children's media company, called A Squared Entertainment , announced Friday that it is working with AOL to launch a slate of broadband video programs. The programs, which will feature animated versions of such celebrities as Warren Buffett, Gisele Buendchen, Martha Stewart and Carl Sagan, will teach children about finance, the environment, creativity and science, the company says. According to A Squared, it will produce a "season's worth" of 3-5 minute Webisodes featuring each...

Brightcove Launches New Version of its Platform, Brightcove 3

--Forms "Brightcove Alliance"
--Closes Down its Free Service, the Brightcove Network
--Cuts Workforce by 15%
--Secures New Deals with AOL, Conde Nast, MTV Italia Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove, has launched a new version of its platform which it bills as "address[ing] the new reality of pervasive video on the Web." According to the company, Brightcove 3, as the new version is called, is an open platform designed for easy integration...