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November 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Universal Music Group's copyright dispute with Internet TV start-up Veoh Networks Inc. will be handled in an L.A. court after a federal judge in San Diego dismissed a parallel case. Veoh filed a preemptive suit against Santa Monica-based Universal in August seeking a home turf advantage, U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Whelan ruled. Universal sued San Diego-based Veoh the following month in Los Angeles federal court, accusing it of illegally hosting Universal's content on the Web.
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November 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Universal Music Group's copyright dispute with Internet TV start-up Veoh Networks Inc. will be handled in an L.A. court after a federal judge in San Diego dismissed a parallel case. Veoh filed a preemptive suit against Santa Monica-based Universal in August seeking a home turf advantage, U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Whelan ruled. Universal sued San Diego-based Veoh the following month in Los Angeles federal court, accusing it of illegally hosting Universal's content on the Web.
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September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veoh Networks Inc., a Los Angeles-based Internet television start-up, said it raised $25 million from investors including former Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Tom Freston. Along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the new backers include Jonathan Dolgen, former head of Viacom Entertainment Group, closely held Veoh said.
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September 15, 2009 | Times Wire Services
A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled against Universal Music Group in a copyright suit against video website operator Veoh Networks Inc. U.S. District Judge Howard Matz dismissed the 2007 suit in which Universal accused Veoh of supporting and inducing copyright infringement. He ruled that Veoh was taking reasonable steps to prevent and take down infringing videos. Veoh founder Dmitry Shapiro called the decision "a great victory." Universal, a unit of France's Vivendi, said it would appeal.
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July 26, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Online video company Veoh Networks Inc. said Wednesday that it had hired former Yahoo Inc. advertising executive Steve Mitgang as chief executive. San Diego-based Veoh said founding CEO Dmitry Shapiro would make way for Mitgang by becoming the chief innovation officer. As a senior vice president at Yahoo, Mitgang, 46, managed the company's next-generation search advertising system, dubbed Project Panama.
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October 19, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A coalition of major media and Internet companies Thursday issued a set of guidelines for handling copyright-protected videos on large user-generated sites such as MySpace. Conspicuously absent was Google Inc., whose YouTube site this week rolled out its own technology to filter copyrighted videos once they've been posted. Media companies Walt Disney Co., Viacom Inc., CBS Corp., NBC Universal and News Corp. -- owner of MySpace -- joined Internet companies Microsoft Corp., Veoh Networks Inc.
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July 11, 2006 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Babies, rev up your engines. Michael Eisner's Team Baby Entertainment has signed a deal with NASCAR to make sports booster videos for newborns and toddlers to watch alongside their cheering parents. The company currently concentrates on college-sports booster videos aimed at children ages 6 months to 5 years. Its expansion into professional sports will be unveiled today, when Team Baby announces not only the NASCAR deal, but contracts with the National Basketball Assn. and Major League Baseball.
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February 13, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
An Internet television service backed by one of Hollywood's best-known deal makers launches today. After a year and a half of public testing, Veoh formally opens for business stocked with more than 100,000 videos by amateurs and professionals. San Diego-based Veoh Networks Inc. is one of an emerging group of video websites seeking to move beyond pratfalls and karaoke. To that end, the company has found an investor with a distinguished Hollywood pedigree: former Walt Disney Co.
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June 26, 2006 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner knows a thing or two about captivating children with cartoon characters. Now he is hoping to hook kids on college sports -- even before they walk or talk. Eisner's new entertainment business, Tornante Co., plans to announce today the purchase of Team Baby Entertainment, a start-up company that makes college-sports booster videos aimed at children ages 6 months to 5 years.
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March 19, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
As creator of "L.A. Law" and "Hill Street Blues," Steven Bochco packed lots of drama into 60 minutes. Now he's trying to entertain in closer to 60 seconds. Bochco is joining the masses of wannabe online video moguls with "Cafe Confidential," an Internet series that's all about brevity and punch. The 44-clip collection, which premieres today on video site Metacafe, features people in their teens or 20s telling lighthearted, semi-confessional stories.
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