MediaBytes – 05/01/07

CBS will use MICROSOFT‘s new Silverlight technology to enable user-generated content on the sites of CBS-owned stations. The sites will mix station-owned content with UGC. Launch is expected for later this year.

US NEWSPAPER circulation fell 2.1% between October and March. The New York Times was down 1.9%. However, The WSJ was up 0.6%, and USA Today was up 0.2%. At the extremes: The Dallas Morning News lost 14.2%. Impressive weekday gains were posted by The New York Post (7.6%) and the NY Daily News (1.4%). Sunday circulation fell 3.1% across the board.

VERIZON‘s landline business is shrinking. It lost 408,000 primary landline subscribers in the first quarter. However, it added 141,000 new subscribers to FiOS, its new fiber-based TV service.

UTILITY.NET is launching a test of Broadband Over Powerline (BPL) in 10,000 Michigan homes.

BBC will launch iPlayer, an online on-demand service in November.

VH1 unveiled an improved site for watching classic music videos online.

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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