– ESPN360.com snags Portuguese Lifa Sagres soccer rights: ESPN’s (NYSE: DIS) broadband network has inked an exclusive deal with IEC to deliver live coverage of Portuguese soccer competition Liga Sagres. ESPN360.com will show multiple matches each week, up to 135 matches each season, over the next two seasons. The Liga Sagres rights adds to the networks other soccer coverage, which includes UEFA Champions League, Euro 2008, UEFA Cup, FIFA World Cup, and more.
– Latest web series is a sexless porno: Love watching porn but hate having to see sex? Now viewers can tune into James Gunn’s PG Porn on its official site as well as on Spike.com to enjoy every other cinematic aspect that adult films offer. The series, created by the Gunn brothers, — James Gunn, of Slither fame, Sean Gunn, former Gilmore Girls star and Brian Gunn — premiered today with its first webisode Nailing Your Wife. Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum and Desperate Housewives’ Nathan Gillian star alongside other adult film stars. More details from Reuters.
– *TWC* and ActiveVideo streaming on set-top boxes: Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) Cable and ActiveVideo Networks announced a deal that would see Oceanic Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) streaming traditional and online content to digital set-top boxes. The new service, called Oceanic Time Warner Cable, boasts initial channels that include interactive games from TAG Networks, home shopping from HSN (NSDQ: HSNI), among others. During this year’s Olympics, ActiveVideo began trialling single-screen mosaic coverage of multiple channels across online and cable. Release.
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– Congressmen can YouTube like the rest of us: Members of Congress can finally use content sharing sites such as YouTube, after House and Senate committees adopted new rules allowing them to post content outside of the .gov domain, CNET reported. House members can post material on third-party sites in addition to their official sites, as well as link to or embed content on their official sites, as long as they note that the visitor is leaving the House. Senators can also allow links and embedded files, though they can only choose from from an approved list of third-party sites.
– NBCU Digital announces original productions: NBCU Digital Studio has announced its first slate of original shows, which is currently being presented to brands for sponsorship opportunities. The series, created in collaboration with 60frames Entertainment, will be distributed across third party sites, as well as mobile, VOD and electronic sell-thru platforms. 60Frames-produced Loving Larry spoofs bachelor-style reality shows and Love At First Sight & Other Dangers, which 60Frames has financed, is Bourne Ultimatum writer/director Scott Burns’ series of modern-day vignettes on love. Release.
– Brides.com editors to shoot live footage via mobile: Condé Nast-owned Brides.com plans to have its staffers use their *Nokia* N75 camera phones to stream live action from various bridal fashion shows in New York, Mediaweek reports. The phones will be equipped with Flixwagon video technology, one that is designed specifically for streaming live video remotely, and staffers will post video to the Wedded Bits blog.