AOL ramps up original productions; Netflix's Hastings paid less than other media bosses

More online video news bytes from around the Wold Wide Web...

> AOL ramps up original productions. Story

> Online video ads boost Internet ad forecast. Story

> Netflix CEO is paid less than traditional media chiefs. Story

> Soaps find new life on Hulu and iTunes. Story

> Venture capitalist and former wireless and cable industry association chief Tom Wheeler expected to be the next FCC chair. Story (sub. req.)

Cable News

> Comcast said Wednesday that it lost 60,000 basic video subscribers in the first quarter. Read the full article here

Wireless News

> Sprint will get more information about Dish Network's $25.5 billion bid. Read the full article here

And finally... Here is a reminder that Netflix's catalog of classic films is not static: James Bond fans and Robert Altman completists may need to seek out other services. But don't blame the new Warner Instant Archive. Story

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