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CDE Wrap-Up

5:30 PM -- Today's news from Contentinople wraps up our first live event, Content Delivery Economics, which took place yesterday in New York:

  • Debate ensued at the Westin Hotel in Times Square when Scott Bender, IGN Entertainment's vice president of advertising sales, said no online video business could live on ads alone. Others, like Travis Howe, senior vice president of digital sales at Sony Pictures Digital Inc., argued that advertising is still the key to the production of video programming. Contentinople suggests a cage match.

  • Also from the event, Frank Smith reports that using multiple CDNs could prevent outages, as online video and games boom (ever-quotable Bender strikes again, when he points out the power of one particularly popular game).

And today in News Bits, Contentinople reports that the MSN Music store is shutting down ― and turning off the DRM license. Also, Funny or Die launches a gaming site and Netflix unveils not-one-not-two-but-three partnerships.

— The Staff, Contentinople

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