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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Sunset is an angel weeping / Holding out a bloody sword
— Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage
February 21, 2007
First, Control The Distrbution of Media

One of the first rules of war is that you want to control the distribution of news and information. It’s not the content that matters, it’s the distribution channel.

The major American television networks are not going to give up their distribution channel very easily.

Report: CBS/YouTube Deal Goes Sour - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

By Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) — A deal between Google Inc. and CBS Corp. that would let YouTube users watch clips from CBS shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, has unraveled, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The two companies had been closing in on a multi-year deal, the paper said, citing people familiar with the matter. The companies also discussed ways to peddle CBS Radio advertising spots to Google advertisers, the paper said.

But the media company and the Internet search company could not agree on issues such as how long the deal would run, the paper said, citing a person knowledgeable about the talks.

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This entry is tagged: Google, Television, Video on Demand

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