MediaBytes – 04/10/07

Nielsen/NetRatings announced the top 30 news sites for February. took the #1 spot, both in visitors and time spent on the site. The average visitor stays for 37 minutes.

Warner Music Group has signed a deal with Joost. Warner will provide Joost with video content, and the companies will share revenue from advertisements.

NBC will begin adding exclusive content from late night shows to the NBC website, tapping “extras” from Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. In addition, will offer a user-generated area of the site. Users will post their own “Weekend Updates.”

Cablevision is preparing to appeal a court order that blocked its “remote-storage DVR.” The DVR would have stored shows on Cablevision’s servers, and offered users the ability to pause, rewind, and play shows on demand.

The New York Times profiles Corbis, Bill Gates’ “other” company. Corbis owns the rights to over 100 million images. The licensing company has failed to make a profit since 1989, and now faces stiff competition from cheap, user-generated competitors.

Lastly, AT&T is offering new customers one free year of HD programming, to lure them away from cable companies. The offer is good on AT&T’s U-verse, as well as Dish and DirecTV packages sold by the company.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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