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Net Video Notes

1:30 PM -- Welcome to the January 18 edition of Net Video Notes. Here are five items you should check out:

  • Presidential hopeful Barack Obama will use Internet video as part of his campaign. Videos will include standard political messages and seductive clips of Mr. Obama in front of his Webcam.
  • Obama will launch this net video campaign via Brightcove, which just bagged $59.5 million in funding.

  • Joost when you thought we'd never write something else about Joost...

  • Virtual Digital Cable has filed a complaint in hopes of becoming the first Web video content provider to gain access to cable programming based on an obscure 1992 FCC rule.

  • Net video network Veoh lands talent agency deal with talent firm United Talent Agency -- the same firm that represents Ben Stiller, who, like most Internet videos, is not funny.
— Phil Harvey, Person of the Year, Light Reading

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