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Scripps Networks launches video website ‘ulive’

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Scripps Networks Interactive is expanding its reach in the video world.
The Knoxville-based lifestyle media company announced Thursday the launch of ulive, an online video site and distribution platform. The site curates videos from Scripps cable networks — HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.
In addition, ulive will offer more than 70 original video series featuring Scripps talent, social media stars and bloggers, according to a news release.
“With ulive we have created an online destination where anyone can enjoy entertaining and relevant videos for the way you live,” ulive President Jeff Meyer said in a statement. “It enables viewers to discover, watch and share what they love the most, across food, home, travel, parenting and wellness — and this is only the beginning of the site’s capabilities and content.”
Two of the new original series  launched Thursday — “What Will the Maid Think?” from Bert Kreischer, host of The Travel Channel show Trip Flip and “Bonkers Awesome!” from food blogger Joy the Baker.
Here’s what Zacks Equity Research has to say about ulive.

Comcast, Verizon Wireless launch joint marketing campaign

Verizon Wireless and Comcast — two of the largest communications companies in the country — announced they will jontly market each other’s services to Knoxville area consumers.

Effective immediately, Knoxville consumers can visit one retail outlet to select video, phone, Internet and wireless services offered by Comcast and Verizon, the companies said.

New and existing customers may qualify for incentives, depending on services selected, the companies said.

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FedEx in PR overdrive after viral video

By now you’ve seen the video of the FedEx deliveryman tossing a computer monitor over a fence.

In response the Memphis-based company has unleased its PR machine in an effort to soften the blow

The company has posted an apology  in a prominent spot on its website, Senior VP Matthew Thornton has a written and video apology on his blog, and the company has responded to numerous media requests for interviews.

The company is doing the right thing by responding quickly, but erasing the unfavorable video image from the public’s mind won’t be easy. One version of the YouTube video of the computer toss had been viewed nearly 758,000 times in less than two days. A Yahoo search of “FedEx delivery over fence” yielded 874,000 results.

That’s a lot of bad PR.