Web Video Startup Ooyala Raises $43 Million

A big Web video player you haven’t heard of gets a big funding round, all of it from an Australian telco.
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Cable Guys Try Fighting Cord-Cutting With … A Clumsy Web Video

Maybe the TV Industrial Complex is vulnerable, after all.
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Chernin Group Confirms Crunchyroll Investment

Peter Chernin’s investment company has announced its investment in Crunchyroll, the online anime subscription service. The Chernin Group now owns a majority stake in the company, via a deal that values the startup at something close to $100 million. AllThingsD reported on the deal in October.

The Story of This Viral Video Will Blow Your Mind! (Please Tell Your Friends!)

How Bon Jovi got a huge hit song, 26 years after it was a huge hit song. (Spoiler: Involves Facebook.)
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The Ratings Are in for Alpha House, Amazon’s First Made-for-the-Web TV Show

Wouldn’t it be cool if Amazon shared them?
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Shhh! Amazon Starts a Semi-Secret Digital Focus Group for Its Homegrown TV Shows and Movies.

Amazon Preview sounds cool. But we can’t check it out. Good chance you can’t, either.
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Today’s Giant Media Event, Brought to You — And Owned — By Google

Remember when Google didn’t make or own content? Anyway, here’s the YouTube Music Awards, featuring Eminem and Lady Gaga.
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No Amazon TV Box for Christmas

Jeff Bezos’s box was supposed to take on Apple TV and Roku. But that fight has been pushed back to next spring.
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Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

A great idea, which also seems improbable. But if they can pull it off …
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How to (Almost) Guarantee Your Web Video Ad Gets Watched

Spoiler: Does not involve forcible restraint.
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PC or TV? No Need to Keep Asking.