NewTeeVee Startup Watch: Onecast, Zadby, Anvato, GoAnimate

NewTeeVee has been bursting with startup news this week, including news from a bunch of new companies that have barely been mentioned elsewhere, if at all. So for those GigaOM readers looking for a cheat sheet, I’ve pulled together one here:

Onecast/1cast: Apparently this is something like RedLasso, but it’s been approved by TV networks instead of sued by them. Founded and funded by telco-turned-wireless guy Craig McCaw. The stealth company has nothing but a landing page for the moment, but our sleuthing turned up those tidbits and a few more.

Zadby: A marketplace for advertisers to commission viral ads from top web video producers. But producers have to make the videos on spec and their payouts (if they’re chosen) are based on views, so we don’t think it’s a very appealing deal for them. Reston, Va.-based; has $400,000 in funding from its founders.

Anvato: A new content identification service that quickly and efficiently scans the web using picture recognition to find unauthorized copies of its clients’ videos. Then it places relevant advertising on discovered videos. The company promises big-name customer announcements will come soon. Mountain View, Calif.-based; has $550,000 in angel funding, trying to raise more.

GoAnimate: Very cool web-based animation toolset. Some nice technology that could be used by total amateurs or perhaps even pros looking to make something quick. New York City-based; has $1.4 million in angel funding trying to add $5 million VC round now.