Current TV/Yahoo Partnership (Plus, Digital Domain and YouTube)
The Wall Street Journal and NY Times have coverage of the deal. From Saul Hansell's piece in the Times:
Amateur videographers whose clips are chosen for the Internet service will receive $100. If the clips are also broadcast on Current’s [cable] television network, the maker will receive between $500 and $1000. Videos that are not selected to be part of the Yahoo Current offering will be included on Yahoo’s broader site that includes user-contributed video.
In other news...
- Digital Domain has poached three senior execs from Industrial LIght & Magic.
- And YouTube, ABC, and Cingular have announced a contest for unsigned bands who have made music videos. Web site visistors will select their favorites, and the finalists will get airtime on `Good Morning America.'