• MeeVee A Ghost Town, All Employees "Inactive." LiveUniverse CEO Greenspan Still Nuts.

    (The picture makes sense once you read to the end). A former MeeVee employee emails in to say that he hasn’t received his 2008 tax forms from the company, and that no one will pick up the phone to say when he might receive them. We emailed Brad Greenspan, the CEO of parent company LiveUniverse (MeeVee was acquired in May 2008) for a comment. His response: “LiveUniverse is in… Read More

  • Was Anyone Still In Doubt Over LiveUniverse's Demise?

    There’s currently a thread on Techmeme based on this blog post from Pingdom about the downtime of most of LiveUniverse’s services for the past couple of days. We’ve been getting tips about this since last Thursday, and tried contacting founder & CEO Brad Greenspan (also the founder of MySpace) for an explanation to no avail. Pingdom caught the fact that the light has gone… Read More

  • MeeVee Finds A Home, Acquired By Live Universe

    Brad Greenspan’s Live Universe continues its acquisitions spree: they’ve bought troubled Silicon Valley startup MeeVee, we’re heard from multiple sources. This comes less than a month after they announced the acquisition of Pageflakes, another northern California startup. We do not know the acquisition price, but it is undoubtedly less than the $25 million Meevee has raised… Read More

  • BuddyTV Raises $6 Million From Madrona Venture Group

    BuddyTV, home to one of the web’s largest television-oriented communities, has raised $6 million in Series B funding from Madrona Venture Group. This round brings BuddyTV’s total funding to over $9 million. BuddyTV aims to provide a comprehensive resource and community for television fans, serving up daily editorials, interviews, and discussions. Other features include a… Read More

  • $25 Million Later, MeeVee In Trouble

    TV listings discovery service MeeVee has put itself on the market via press release. The Burlingame based company has taken $25 million in funding over four rounds that included DEFTA Partners, Edmond de Rothschild Venture Capital, FCPR Israel Discovery Fund, Labrador Ventures, The Bay Area Equity Fund and WaldenVC. The first sign of trouble at MeeVee surfaced in July 2007 when the company cut… Read More

  • Viacom Spreads Its Video Love to Everyone But YouTube

    In another move to strengthen the anti-YouTube coalition, Viacom is syndicating its videos (from Comedy Central, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, and Atom Films, among other properties) to a whole new slew of video-sharing Websites. The new recipients of Viacom’s video love are Dailymotion, Veoh (which already has Hulu and CBS videos), imeem, GoFish, and MeeVee. They join AOL, Bebo, Joost… Read More

  • MeeVee Takes $3.5 Million Series D

    TV listings discovery service MeeVee has taken $3.5 Million Series D in a round that included original backers Bay Area Equity Fund, Defta Partners, FCPR Israel Discovery Fund, Labrador Ventures, Rothschild Ventures and WaldenVC. The investment takes MeeVee’s total funding to $18 million. MeeVee’s basic service allows users to input their favorite actors, genres and keywords to… Read More

  • MeeVee Cuts 20% Of Staff

    Silicon Valley based online TV startup MeeVee has laid off approximately 20% of its staff, including three executives. The cuts were primarily in finance, sales and marketing, and 27 employees remain with the company. MeeVeee is an online TV guide that recently began to integrate video content directly into the site. They’ve raised $14.5 million in two rounds of venture capital. CEO… Read More

  • MeeVee Integrates Online Video With TV Listings

    In a substantial upgrade this morning, the TV listing discovery service MeeVee has integrated a number of online media types along with its broadcast TV listings, including viral videos.  It’s a good move that will make the company all the more relevant in a world that is increasingly blurring the line between traditional and online media. MeeVee’s basic service allows users to… Read More

  • MeeVee Overhauls Site. I Want More.

    MeeVee, an online TV listings and search provider, recently covered here, launched a redesigned site today with several new features. The new version combines the TV listings grid and watch list functionality into a single user interface allowing users to create a personalized TV guide. They’ve also added a social networking widget that shows your guide on personal pages and blogs… Read More

  • Online TV Gets Big Money: Meevee Raises $8 Million

    Silicon Valley based Meevee has raised an additional round of financing of at least $8 million, a source close to the company told us today. The lead investor is the JP Morgan affiliated fund, Bay Area Equity Fund. No word on valuation or if the fund’s previous investors also participated. Meevee is an interactive television guide with some original content directly linked. See our… Read More

  • Overview: The End of Paper TV Guides

    A few years ago, online TV guides were just a paperless version of what was arriving in the mail or the middle of Sunday papers. Today, however, as we get closer to the world of TV over IP and video on demand in every home, the space is evolving, giving customers more than they can get in paper. At the same time, advertisers are realizing that TV guides with demographically targeted… Read More

  • Whither Television Programming?

    As a follow up to our previous post on TV network activity on the Internet and through iTunes, we’ve further explored television programming and how it’s playing out on the web beyond the major networks. I will steer clear of yahoo, google, youtube… all the sites that have been covered extensively on this site. Instead, I want to highlight a few of the less covered… Read More

  • Download Your TV – The Current Options

    Downloadable television, first made popular by Tivo and its competitors, is compelling stuff. As consumers become accustomed to watching a show whenever they choose, pausing at will and fast tracking through commercials, tuning in to a station at a scheduled broadcast time seems quaint at best. Today, 7% of U.S. households have a digital video recorder, or DVR and most cable companies offer a… Read More