ABC News online video archive upgraded; NBC News launches Website

Wireline news from across the web:

> ABC News wants more uses to access and buy its archived news content so it has upgraded and expanded its website to "everything you need to tell your story is at your fingertips," Anthony Perrone, director of ABC News VideoSource said. Article

> Another broadcaster, NBC News, has launched, an English-language website aimed at providing Hispanic news and lifestyle information using contributions across NBC News holdings and regularly profiling Latinos. Article

> Venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talent firm William Morris Endeavor and other unnamed sources with money, have contributed $8 million in Chill, an online-only video service with about 18 million registered users (10 million of whom are regular visitors) that works via Facebook. Article

> New research from Futuresource Consulting is predicting a downturn in demand for set-top boxes in the next few years but that set-tops will "remain a key component of the pay-TV operator's toolbox as leading manufacturers begin to develop a new generation of STBs labeled as media gateways or smart boxes." Article

> Disney/ABC Television Group has signed up online video-advertising technology firm FreeWheel to manage advertising for video, display and mobile formats on, and ABC's owned-and-operated TV stations. For what it's worth, sister cable company ESPN also uses FreeWheel. Article

And finally … if you're dying to know how Netflix is doing (or at least how company executives say it's doing), you might want to tune into the second quarter earnings Q&A session July 24. Release

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