-- Vevo Distribution Deal Delivers Concerts to iPhone, iPad
CBS Interactive Music Group is expanding its "Live On Letterman" concert series, signing several major artists to perform extended sets after their appearances on its late-night talk show.
AOL-owned social-networking company, Bebo, said Wednesday that it is teaming with Samsung Mobile UK and Endemol to launch an original, music-themed, studio-based broadband TV show, called "Beat," that is targeted at Bebo users in the UK and Ireland and that incorporates various social and interactive elements. The daily magazine-style show, which was created and produced by Endemol and which is slated to debut June 19th and to have an initial 13-week run, will focus on emerging musical talent.
--Extends Partnership with ITN On, Appoints Head of Original Productions
Bebo, a social networking company that targets an under-30 demographic, has generated a fair amount of news in the broadband TV space over the past few weeks (note: the company's social networking service has previously served as the home site of a number of high-profile broadband TV series, including "KateModern," "The Gap Year" and "Sofia's Diary"; it describes its "vision for online media" as combining "community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share content through...dedicated channels"):
--Signs Deals with Bebo, Meebo, RockYou, Slide, Veoh, Gruner + Jahr
--Helps Power Showtime's 2008 Primetime Emmys Campaign
Broadband video publishing services provider, Brightcove, has
announced plans to support Google's new contextual advertising
technology for broadband video, AdSense for Video, which is currently
in beta. The company says that its participation in the AdSense for
Video beta program will provide its customers with "additional and
complementary" advertising opportunities.