Programmers wary of TV Everywhere; Azuki hires Clancy

> Programmers are taking a "show me the money" attitude about cable's fledgling TV Everywhere technology. The previous big moneymaking venture, video-on-demand, "hasn't evolved yet" as an economic package so there's more than a little skepticism about TV Everywhere. Story.

> Former Schooner Capital CEO in residence--as opposed to those out-of-town guys?--John Clancy has been named president-CEO of mobile media software company Azuki Systems. For those who don't know, Azuki this year began a pilot program with Comcast as part of the company's TV Everywhere service. Story.

> WorldGate (OTC BB: WGAT.OB) is banking on a new corporate brand strategy and website launch to propel its Ojo video phone business, building upon "significant brand equity" that the phones have garnered since their introduction in 2005, said George Daddis Jr., WorldGate's CEO. News release.

> In what could be a cleverly disguised programming stunt, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker has told MediaWeek that he hopes that notoriously serious Comcast "is as lenient with 30 Rock making fun of them as we have been with them making fun of us." Story.

And finally... TDVision Systems claims it has technology that can produce frame-compatible, half-resolution 3D TV signals to help cable operators conserve bandwidth while delivering three dimensional programming. Story.

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