Netflix is courting families with a new page meant to promote its family-friendly content to existing and prospective subscribers.
Viacom's MTV has set up a new studio to make short online video clips for MTVOther.com and its TV Everywhere apps.
Netflix will get about 300 hours of original programming from DreamWorks Animation under a new agreement the two companies announced Monday.
A federal judge dismissed an antitrust lawsuit brought by the online video distributor Sky Angel against C-SPAN. But Sky Angel's attorney said the company plans to refile the matter before July 3.
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YouTube partner Fullscreen said it has raised money from The Chernin Group, Comcast and WPP. The company didn't say how much money it rounded up or how much ownership it sold in the process.
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