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AOL launches network of lifestyle video channels by Company Town

AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong used the high-profile platform of the Digital NewFront presentation to advertisers to launch AOL On, an online network for showcasing digital video.

MGM movies coming to YouTube, Google Play by Company Town

MGM signs deal with Google to make movies available to rent online

Viacom's $1-billion infringement suit against YouTube revived by Company Town

A federal appeals court judge has revived a $1-billion copyright infringement lawsuit by Viacom Inc. against Google Inc.'s YouTube.
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YouTube strikes movie rental deal with Paramount by Company Town

Google Inc.'s YouTube has struck a movie rental deal with a fifth major Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures, adding 500 new titles to its expanding online library.
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New animated series to debut on online channel Shut Up! Cartoons by Company Town

Top online video distributors such as Yahoo and YouTube are creating or distributing premium online animation as part of an effort to keep viewers on their sites and to generate more advertising dollars
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'CSI' creator launches new movie project on Yahoo by Company Town

CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker's latest project is "Cybergeddon," a motion picture that will appear not in movie theaters but as a series of weekly episodes available online this fall through Yahoo.
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YouTube starts action sport channels with Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater by Company Town

Dominant online video site YouTube has launched a new lineup of sports channels featuring some of the biggest names in action sports — including pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, snowboarder Shaun White and surfer Kelly Slater. The four channels seek to...
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YouTube's Robert Kyncl charts Internet video's meteoric rise by Company Town

YouTube executive Robert Kyncl took the consumer electronics industry on a trip through a time machine -- just five years ago -- when subscription service Netflix didn't stream movies online, Internet television service Hulu didn't exist and YouTube...

YouTube acquires RightsFlow by Company Town

Google Inc.'s YouTube online video division has acquired RightsFlow, a New York company that handles certain U.S. licensing rights for more than 30 million songs. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. Established in 2007, RightsFlow...
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Independent music publishers urged to opt into YouTube settlement by Company Town

The National Music Publishers Assn. on Thursday released the terms of its legal settlement with YouTube, urging its members to sign on to the agreement.
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Why Google and music labels don't get along by Company Town

Google has been unsuccessfully courting major music companies for the past year and a half. Robert Levine, former executive editor of Billboard magazine and author of a new book entitled "Free Ride," talks about why he thinks Google rubs labels...
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YouTube records deal with Merlin, the fifth largest music label by Company Town

YouTube buttons up licensing deal with Merlin, a conglomerate of independent music labels that collectively represent 14,000 artists, including Adele and Arcade Fire.
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YouTube plays nice with video games by Company Town

Game-related content thrives on YouTube as younger viewers who are more versed in games spend increasing amounts of time on the online video site.
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YouTube inks licensing deal with music publishers, ending lawsuit by Company Town

YouTube signs music licensing deal, ending a four-year legal battle against independent music publishers over copyrighted songs played on videos hosted by the online platform.
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Google Inc. in preliminary talks to buy Hulu by Company Town

Google Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu, people familiar with the situation said. Hulu has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. to drum up interest in a sale, said...
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