As their in-house syndication strategy failed last year, they are throwing caution to the wind and letting Joost and Veoh, among others, handle the business. An interesting note on this that I hadn't considered: Will online video kill early-evening and late-night reruns? (Spotted at Slashdot)
This move is so late in the game and so reeks of blatant information control that I almost want to believe their claims that the traffic to these sites is slowing up more important functions.
Somehow I missed this last week, but it is huge. Everyone ready for more lawsuits? Yay!
Analysts are grim on iTunes' ability to compete with so many networks rushing to syndicate online (see above) and the challenge of the more convenient and user-friendly set-top boxes.
A nice run-down of the tech and implications of MySpace's new anti-piracy compromise from the highly recommend BitPlayer blog over at the LA Times.
This is so meta.
— A.L. Friedman, Editor at Large, Light Reading