Bits and Bytes

August 30, 2007

>”So far, it seems that Hulu’s offering won’t have content from CBS and other major networks. That could change if Hulu gets a huge audience. Right now, however, CBS and others are focusing on distributing their content as widely as possible to the places where people are already watching. ‘CBS’s strategy is to pursue open, multi-partner, nonexclusive relationships with established video destinations, widgets, and application vendor companies, as well as regular syndicators,’ says Quincy Smith, president of CBS Interactive. In short, says Smith, the company wants to ‘take it to where the eyeballs are.’ (BusinessWeek

>”Mark Cuban, the HDTV Pioneer and Dallas Mavericks owner, will be putting on his dancing shoes as a contestant in this season’s Dancing with the Stars, the ABC mega-hit, network officials said Wednesday. Outspoken Cuban, founder of HDNet and an Internet-broadcasting pioneer, is one of a dozen celebrities that will be competing in the ballroom-dance competition, which kicks off its fifth season Sept. 24.” (Multichannel)

 >”Last night Gothamist, the 1010Wins of the blogosphere, held a dating event called ‘Check Out’ at Whole Foods on the Bowery. Apparently (and, pretty predictably) the event was an unmitigated disaster.” (Gawker)

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