Hulu pulls down ABC operating income; YouTube channels still wanting

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> Just a one-third ownership in Hulu was enough to cause a $9 million decrease in operating income for Disney's broadcasting division. Story

> After a year, Google's YouTube original programming channels have yet to make a splash. Story

> Lazard Capital Markets' analyst Barton Crockett thinks online access can actually benefit big media companies. Story

> Allot Communications has launched an application-aware video optimization solution to help mobile operators improve quality and efficiency of OTT video delivery. News release

> Sony Network Entertainment President Tim Schaaff--the man in charge of linking Sony's online products with its hardware holdings--will be leaving the company at the end of the year by "personal choice." Story

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> Microsoft Mediaroom is holding its own and even gaining a little in the IPTV middleware space, according to statistics released by ABI Research. Story

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> Frontier Communications is kicking up an aggressive subscriber acquisition campaign in which it is offering new subscribers Apple gift cards of up to $500 in value for switching to one of its double- or triple-play packages of subscription video, broadband Internet and voice service. Story

And finally… Time Warner provided insight into its online video licensing revenue while holding back on pursuing a broadband subscription channel. Story