Web vs. TV

5:30 PM -- Today on Contentinople:

  • Twenty-one percent of Internet users ages 13 to 54 access streaming video to watch full episodes of TV programs, according to a new report from Knowledge Networks. The percentage of users who watch episodes via third-party hosting sites, like Hulu, has doubled since 2007, from 14 percent to 28 percent.

  • YouTube is now offering users the ability to download and view some videos offline, for a price. The site is allowing certain publishers that sign up for the company's partner program to offer their videos for sale.

  • Online video management firm VMIX Media has opened new offices in New York and Atlanta and hired new execs, including Ted Utz, former vice president of national sales at CBS Television Digital, to ramp up its sales and marketing.

  • NBCU general counsel Rick Cotton said video piracy is under control yesterday at a breakfast roundtable organized by Think London, a U.K.-based business development organization

And in today's News Bits, the Associated Press uses the arcane power of copy-and-paste to uncover Facebook's true valuation.

— The Staff, Contentinople

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