In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Maha Ibrahim, general partner at venture capital firm, Canaan Partners, discusses her company's investment strategy. Among other things, she explains why Canaan is interested in early-stage HD broadband video providers; outlines the criteria that guide the company's investment decisions; and talks about some of the companies in Canaan's portfolio, including Tremor Media and Watercooler.
Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as TV shows and other content--a process it calls "tagging"), said Wednesday that it has raised $32 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners, with the participation of existing investor, DN Capital.
Scripps Networks has signed a deal with TidalTV, a start-up that is
shortly scheduled to launch a broadband TV service featuring
professionally produced, branded programming (note: TidalTV, which
was founded by Advertising.com co-founder, Scott Ferber, has raised
$15 million in VC money from New Enterprise Associates and
Valhalla). According to the parties, their agreement will make ad-
supported programming from Scripps' HGTV, Food Network, DIY
Network and Fine Living Network channels available both in
TidalTV's programmed channel line-up and in its library of on-demand
content. Shows covered by the deal, include "House Hunters,"
"Designed to Sell," "Sweat Equity," and "The Perfect Party." "Scripps
Networks strives to make our video content widely and easily