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Intervu, others make waves in streaming media

Intervu inks another big-name media deal as Digital Entertainment Network struggles to get off the ground, and market leader RealNetworks eyes acquisitions to boost its services.

 

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Following deals with NBC, Microsoft, and German media giant Bertelsmann, Intervu inks another high-profile contract. Digital Entertainment Network faces an uphill battle as it aims at the primed teen market, and streaming leader RealNetworks eyes acquisitions but faces lawsuits over privacy violations.

 


CNN takes stake in Net broadcaster Intervu
update Internet streaming media pioneer Intervu agrees to sell a $20 million minority stake to Time Warner's CNN News Group in a bid to increase its profile and extend its reach.

Teen site DEN struggles with cost, bandwidth issues
Hoping to persuade teenagers to view TV-like programs online, Digital Entertainment Network is met with a host of obstacles, such as the sudden resignation of its founders a few weeks ago.

previous coverage
RealNetworks faced with second privacy suit
update The company is hit with a second class-action lawsuit that accuses it of violating the privacy of millions of Net music listeners.

Real bids close to $100 million for Scour.net
As part of its push to become more of a Net media company, RealNetworks offers to buy broadband entertainment search site Scour.net.