Snoop Dogg, President Bush, Chuck Norris, Star Jones and Ask-a Ninja Among Others to be Lampooned

National Lampoon, the most widely recognized brand in comedy, and maniaTV, the leading independent provider of premium internet television, today announced the premiere of National Lampoon’s new sketch comedy television show “The Lemmings”. What began thirty seven years ago as an off-Broadway sketch comedy show starring the likes of John Belushi, Christopher Guest, and Chevy …
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What’s on TV (and what can we download from Broadband) this summer?

Well, at least on cable, there’s a wide-range of high-definition (HD) entertainment options on video-on-demand (VOD) this month, including the return of highly-anticipated television series, blockbuster movies, and special sci-fi programming to commemorate NASA’s 50th anniversary. The company also marks a major milestone this month with more than eight-billion VOD views since 2003. In addition …
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See a 9-minute preview scene from Pixar’s Ratatouille online

Director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and the gang over at Pixar have posted a 9-minute preview scene from this Summer’s Ratatouille online. In this sequence from the movie, Remy has made his way to the rooftop of Paris’ finest restaurant, Gusteau’s, made famous by Remy’s chief inspiration and guardian angel, Auguste Gusteau. Adventure ensues, which …
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Download FREE Movies on AOL Video Portal Today!

FOR ONE DAY ONLY, AOL VIDEO IS ALLOWING FREE MOVIE DOWNLOADS OF OVER 30 MOVIES. How awesome is that? As a holiday gift to consumers, AOL announced that on Saturday, December 2nd, it will offer a selection of movies for free download through the AOL Video portal! Beginning this Saturday, December 2, at 6:00 AM …
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Social Entertainment Site Kaneva to Host Online Short Film Competition

Kaneva, a rapidly emerging online social entertainment world, announced today that it is hosting the first online short film competition where filmmakers can submit Indian-American short films to be showcased, discussed and voted on by potentially millions of viewers worldwide. The Kaneva Indo-American Short Film Competition is the online component to precede and help culminate …
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The Battle Over Net Neutrality

The Washington Post has a recent article examining what’s at stake in the legislative battle over Net Neutrality. Proponents contend that consumers could find their access to certain content compromised by deals between access providers and Web companies, while opponents argue that content companies should bear some of the financial burden of upgrading the infrastructure over which …
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Streaming Short Films From Books

Recently The Book Standard ran a contest for filmmakers to get a chance to film a 30 second short, advertising the hottest new book titles being release in the next month. Three lucky winners had the chance to direct the 30 second shorts, which are streaming on the Book Standard’s web site, as well as …
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U.S. Senate Unveils Proposed New Telecom Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee, led by Sen. Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska, has released a new draft of the proposed telecommunications bill. The new bill has set the stage for weeks of public hearings and debate on topics ranging from cable franchising, network neutrality, DTV-transition issues and rural phone subsidies. The bill does not include a …
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Net Users Ready for Search Engine Video Services

As popular Internet search giants Google and Yahoo! expand into the television content arena, they’ll find welcome fans among America’s consumers. According to new research from Points North Group and Horowitz Associates, Inc., one-third of Internet users are interested in Google Video and 41% are interested in Yahoo! Go, both of which are new video-oriented …
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