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Exploring TV's Takeoff on the Internet

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Exploring TV's Takeoff on the Internet

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Exploring TV's Takeoff on the Internet

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GoodNight Burbank, an award-winning comedy program about life behind the scenes of a local news show, airs exclusively on the Internet. GoodnightBurbank.com hide caption

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GoodNight Burbank, an award-winning comedy program about life behind the scenes of a local news show, airs exclusively on the Internet.

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'Burbank' on the Web:

May contain mature content.

People are already calling 2007 the year of Internet television, and within the past few months, TV networks have officially jumped into the business.

The founders of the popular web sites Kazaa and Skype are launching their latest project, an Internet TV venture called Joost. At the same time, indie web TV shows and programs with big backers are trying to make money.

Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Brightcove, a company that has built thousands of Internet "channels" for its clients as well as runs its own, talks to Robert Siegel about the growing industry.

We also hear from Dan Rayburn, executive vice president of StreamingMedia.com, an industry trade publication, and from Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom of Joost.

And Laura Sydell reports on the making of Goodnight Burbank, an independent, Web-only comedy show that has received accolades.