MySpace launches Sony minisodes

The Minisode Network on MySpace Video, launched this week and featured 3- to 5-minute episodes culled from classic Sony Pictures Television shows like Charlie’s Angels and Fantasy Island.

Video game censored in Britain

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has banned a video game for the first time in 10 years. Censors described the US-published "Manhunt 2" as focusing on sadism and brutal slaying.

Sony Internet TV to launch July

Sony will start shipping its Bravia Internet Video Link in July. The Web to TV device will stream video over a broadband connection to compatible Sony Bravia HDTVs.

Zim bugging bill

A bill passed last week to allow the Zimbabwe government to monitor e-mails and other communications has been strongly condemned by the country’s internet providers.

Apple online film rental service

Apple is in advanced discussions with the major Hollywood studios about the launch of an online film rental service according to the Financial Times.

Mobile market reports high growth

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) (www.mmaglobal.com), which represents more than 450 companies across the mobile ecosystem, reported another high-growth quarter based on an analysis by Telphia in the US.

Wimax to replace Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi technology is set to be replaced by Wimax according to analysts. By 21010, Wimax will be the technology of choice for public wireless networks according to US-based Gartner.

The web as a distribution tool for documentaries

There have been more than 40,000 documentaries released on the web according to Internet Movie Database and of these 40% are carried by Amazon.com.

Talking Mobile

The Mobile TV and Multi-platform content Showcase at MIPTV provided some compelling stats, jargon and innovative thinking. Mark Selby, Vice President, Nokia (UK) started off by differentiating between Mobile TV and Mobile Broadcast TV.

Traditional media strikes back

Cannes, France: Considered the most powerful media man in European TV, Gerhard Zeiler, the CEO of RTL Group, gave the opening keynote address at the MIPTV conference on Monday, 16 April.
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