NBC, NewsCorp to form new joint website

In an unprecedented move, General Electric-owned NBC Universal and NewsCorp. have announced that will form a video source to compete with Google-owned YouTube. The ad-supported, yet-to-be-named site will be up and running this summer and will feature full-length episodes of shows from NBC and Fox, including Heroes, 24, The Simpsons, and Top Chef. Movies available for downloads are from their […]

He’s just like another Bill

Here’s another rich guy named Bill I hate… The only difference is this guy is actually successful. Bob Garfield of Advertising Age interviews Microsoft founder Bill Gates (click here to read the article and download the podcast), and Gates talks about the digital world, but when it came to those Mac vs. PC ads, Bill Gates turned into Bill Wirtz. […]

CBS Sports, YouTube to feel the madness

CBS Sports, YouTube, and the NCAA have created a channel on the video site, presented by Pontiac. (We build excitement!) This starts with the opening tip of the popular NCAA tournament today. The channel presents game highlights, press conferences, CSTV material, and more. To see the channel, click here. (Don’t forget, CBS is streaming their games online as well. Go […]

Television Without Pity Sold – to NBC Universal

If you were on the website Television Without Pity.com on Monday, and went on The Real Housewives of Orange County thread, you found all the posts wiped out on the advice of lawyers. Now we know why. It turned out NBC Universal, the owner of the pop-culture focused cable net, acquired the website on Tuesday under the Bravo name. (Real […]

YouTube hit with lawsuit from Viacom

In what may open the door for similar lawsuits from other media companies, (yep, the genie’s out of the bottle) Viacom has filed a lawsuit against YouTube and its parent Google, Inc. for $1 billion dollars in damages, due to the unauthorized clips from its cable networks (MTV, Comedy Central, etc.) that appeared on the popular site. Viacom ordered YouTube […]

CBS, YouTube fail to come to agreement

Another setback for YouTube: CBS and Google-owned YouTube have failed to come to an agreement over an extension of an existing deal that would allow clips of the company’s shows to be streamed on the popular video-sharing site. According to The Wall Street Journal, the disagreement was over how long the deal would be. This comes as big media companies […]

The V of Doom smacks down YouTube

After failing to come with terms with YouTube, Viacom has ordered the popular video on-demand/upload site to remove all of its clips. YouTube is honoring the request, which will take effect immediately. That means no more clips of South Park, Daily Show or MTV content on YouTube. Tensions apparently increased after YouTube was bought by Google a few months ago, […]

The V of Doom lowers the boom

Viacom has backed out of a proposed video website collaboration that included NBC Universal and CBS (which split from Viacom earlier this year.) that would take on independent video sharing site YouTube. Viacom’s pullout now puts the project in jeopardy. (Disclaimer: The T Dog Blog is not responsible for anyone who has nightmares trigged by seeing and/or remembering this logo. […]

CNET editor found dead

James Kim, R.I.P. (1971-2006) He was missing for several days after going for help after he and his family was stranded in the snow in Oregon, but was found dead today in the southwestern part of the state. http://news.com.com/2100-1028_3-6141498.html CNET Memoriam: http://news.com.com/2009-12-6141617.html

Biggest waste of space since Skip Bayless’ column

Just wondering… Does the Chicago Tribune really need an Internet critic? Given the fact that the guy writing the column is a complete, utter moron: http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/technology_internetcritic/ Another waste of space in the Tribune’s Tempo section.

Google Buys YouTube

There are 1.6 billion reasons why Google’s buying YouTube (and none of them involve T.O.): Chicago Tribune:http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-google-youtube,1,1720320.story?coll=chi-news-hed Broadcasting & Cablehttp://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6379481.html Television Week:http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=10873 Mediaweek:http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003223465