— Dailymotion’s new ad formats: The video site is launching new interactive ad formats for its broadband TV and IPTV channels. These include home page skinning, clickable banner ads and toaster-into-video ads and in-stream video ads. Dailymotion already has distribution deals for Verizon’s FiOS, Sony’s Bravia internet-enabled TV, and SFR’s IPTV service in France. Release via Sys-Con.
— More hot air for Bono: The singer’s recent op-ed in the New York Times (NYSE: NYT) against piracy and cracking down on filesharers continues to generate response. The latest is from TalkTalk, the mobile and broadband operator owned by Carphone Warehouse. “The U2 frontman is seriously misguided,” writes Andrew Heaney, executive director of strategy and regulation for the operator. “Bono obviously does not understand how simple it is to access copyright protected content without being detected.” via TalkTalk