Vid-Biz: Brightcove, AT&T, HoneyShed

Conde Nast Selects Brightcove; publishing company will initially use the video platform for content on,,, and (release)
AT&T Launches Video Search Site; beta version of VideoCrawler, co-developed with Divvio, out now (we weren’t impressed with early version). (CNET)
HoneyShed Needs to Build Bigger Audience; MTV-meets-QVC online shopping site hasn’t been able to attract visitors to the site and is shifting gears to pare down and distribute content (we weren’t impressed with an early version of this either). (AdWeek)
ESPN360 Launches New Video Player; updated versions will allow fans watching a game to chat with each other and will offer synchronized live stats and data. (Multichannel News)
Vudu Adds 1,000 HDX Movies; titles added to the high-def format include Iron Man and Journey to the Center of the Earth; news comes less than a week after the CEO departed. (Video Business)
DVDs4Vets Needs Discs; nonprofit collecting DVDs to send out to medical facilities taking care of wounded vets around the country. (Variety)
Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street (Online); famed kids show kicks off its 39th birthday by putting full-length shows on iTunes and offering clips on YouTube and Hulu. (emailed release)

Invision.TV Launches Web Program Guide

With nearly half-a-dozen competitors, the company has a tough climb. McLean, Va.-based Invision is led by former cable industry execs, and built its own crawler, personalization, and social tools. It has 10 employees, and is self-funded.

AT&T Gives Video Search a Try (You Can, Too)

Video search engines haven’t found their place in the world quite yet, but after what happened with web search it’d be stupid to count them out. Now AT&T, after securing the exclusive license to use technology from the stealthy startup Divvio for the consumer market, is launching one of its own.

AT&T is calling its video search site VideoCrawler, and expects to open it up to the public in a week or so. For now, if you’d like to try out the site for yourself, AT&T provided a user name and password that NewTeeVee readers are free to use. Username: mediorite; password: beta0529.

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