Saturday, March 28, 2009

News Corp. -- 2 Coups -- Disney to Join Hulu & Jonathan Miller to Head Up Digital

News Corp. continues to make things happen in the digital media landscape.  Two breaking news stories -- (1) Disney plans to join Hulu, the News Corp/NBC Universal joint venture video site, as an equal partner and make ABC shows available on the fast-growing site (which marks a radical departure from Disney's previous "walled garden" strategy; and (2) former AOL topper and current VC partner, Jonathan Miller, is expected to join News Corp. to head up its global digital media strategy.

Online video, online video, online video ... increasingly pervasive in our lives via Internet TV (and, my bet, not IP TV).  Walled garden strategies may work early on, but not in the long run ...

... just ask Disney ...

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