NHL Adds Local IPTV Services

The National Hockey League and its 30 teams, unable to score exposure on major media networks, are going local and on demand, with extensive game, team and community programming being launched next season. The service, produced by NeuLion, a technology integrator…

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Comcast Goes Hyper-Local

Summary Comcast has begun to serve coverage of local events on its on-demand programming menu. This includes things such as high school sports, local parades and local interest news stories. This is an interesting move for Comcast, and one that…

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CBS Joins the Social Networking Scene

Summary CBS announced today that it has acquired London-based social networking site Last.fm for $280 million. The site claims about 15 million monthly users (4 million in the U.S.) and hangs its hat on music video distribution – thought to…

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NBC-U Launches Local City Site

NBC-Universal has unveiled DigPhilly, a city site designed to complement WCAU 10, an owned- and-operated station (and the homebase for the president of NBC O&Os). The site is serving as a template for NBC-U's other O&Os, so the stakes are…

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Gannett, TV Stations Add Mobile WAPsites

Mobile versions of newspaper and TV station sites  WAPsites have mostly been corporate vanity projects, generally attracting just a couple of dozen regular users. But as the demographics for enhanced mobile services have graduated from kids downloading ringtones and…

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NBC Affil Plans DigPhilly City Site

WCAU-TV, NBC's owned and operated station in Philadelphia, is launching DigPhilly, a city site, reports today's Wall Street Journal. The site isn't yet up and running, but a teaser features buttons for "learn," "do," "share," "find" and "shop." The Journal…

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U-Verse Takes First Steps Toward Local

AT&T's triple-play product bundle, U-verse, is currently available in 11 U.S. markets and is largely in testing phases. It has a long way to go before it can compete with cable offerings in many markets, but once it clears content…

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Comcast Earnings: A Boon for Triple Play

The New York Times reports that Comcast attributes its strong fourth-quarter earnings  in which profits tripled  on bundled services (voice, video and Internet). Competition is heating up in the triple-play space, as we keep saying. It should be…

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