Comcast Takes Stake in Zeebox and 4 Media Titans Making Waves

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AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) has entered into a strategic partnership with Vibe Media Access Network. The partnership allows The AOL On Network to gain access to Vibe Media’s catalog that consists of more than 1,800 high-quality videos as it bolsters the video offering on Vibe.com with relevant selections brought out of the AOL On library consisting of over 380,000 short-form videos. AOL On will also power the back-end technology for Vibe Media’s video player along with content management system, and will power the advertising sales for all of its video content.

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): Viacom’s (NYSE:VIA) Nickelodeon network’s ratings have fallen and its dominance over Disney Channel (NYSE:DIS) has lessened lately, and the network hopes that a remake of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise will be able to assist in reversing its ratings performance, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) along with its NBCUniversal subsidiary have decided to take a stake in zeebox, which is the creator of a “second screen” app users can play with on mobile devices as they watch TV. The cable company refuses to disclose the cost of the possible acquisition, but executives stated that next month, Comcast will begin advertising the manner in which zeebox will be integrated into its shows.

Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) is considering offering a few television channels over the Internet, states a Bloomberg report that cites people aware of the plan. Viacom (NYSE:VIA) along with Scripps Networks (NYSE:SNI) are allegedly among the providers who are a part of the discussions.

Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIA):Viacom’s (NYSE:VIA) Nickelodeon network’s ratings have fallen and its dominance over Disney Channel (NYSE:DIS) has lessened lately, and the network hopes that a remake of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise will be able to assist in reversing its ratings performance, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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