LOVEFiLM's Craig Sullivan provides a weekly overview of the key news stories to emerge this week in the online video sector.

Fox Announcement
Fox to Sell Films Online - Los Angeles Times
Fox to sell films and use IGN/Myspace to promote downloads....

Fox plans ad-supported 'free' movies online
You heard it here before - ad supported and 'free' is the new free

CinemaNow claims 94% of download-to-burn DVDs work
Oh yeah, and what happened to the other 6% then?

Download to Burn : Interview with John Newman of Sonic
FluxDVD and Sonic are the two players for the DTB technology right now. Read on....

Studios to OK copying movie downloads to disc | CNET
More news on changes to CSS for kiosks and download to burn

Reed Hastings Interview : Netflix Setting Stage For Movie Downloads
CEO of Netflix interviewed on growth, digital, HD-DVD and kiosks.

Glowria HD VOD set top box uses Cisco, Microsoft technology
Glowria uses Cixco media receiver and Microsoft TV IPTV platform for HD on demand TV

NTL Telewest to be taken over for $20bn?
Rumours of consortium buyout for NTL/TW....

Some details on the Set Top Box BT are going to use for their Video on Demand service

User Generated Content
YouTube wants to host "every music video ever created"
Oh dear, does that mean we'll get to see Orville or Grandma videos again?

CNN Launches Site Devoted to User-Generated Content
CNN launches UGC site.....

Best summary of Web 2.0, the long tail, social networks, participation and growth models
Want to know about architectures of participation, network effects and why myspace and youtube grew so quickly?

The Upside to Video Uploads
Positive spin on UGC content and revenue models being tested

MTV pays $200m for Atom, mulls Bebo bid....
MTV 25 years old this year eh? Snaps up loads of young, hip, digital stuff....

User-Generated Content Drives Half of U.S. Top 10 Fastest Growing Web Brands, According to Nielsen//NetRatings
Video and social networking sites dominate fast risers in audience share...

Seth Godin's Web 2.0 Traffic Watch List on
Web 2.0 companies in a list, ranked by Alexa - great for tracking

Advertising Age - Welcome to the Anti-Social Club
The antidote to Myspace - having closed invite only community sites for your customers?

Hitwise statistics for Google, Youtube, Myspace and Yahoo to 14 August
See the difference it made to Google just by adding the word video to the front page?

BBC NEWS | Technology | Young drive 'radical media shift'
70% of 16-24 year olds use a social networking site, 1 in 5 have their own website or blog.

Interview with Todd Johnson : Kontiki
Interview with Kontiki P2P video folks, now acquired by Verisign.

The future of PVRs - AVReview Features
Nice roundup of the leading PVR boxes available in the UK

MovieBeam Misses the Mark Again
Wireless video on demand box fails to live up to expectations

HDMI 1.3 – why your HDTV is already out of date - AVReview HDTV advice
So more like HD superceded then?

Chris Lake

Published 18 August, 2006 by Chris Lake

Chris Lake is CEO at EmpiricalProof, and former Director of Content at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ or connect via Linkedin.

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