BUSINESS WEEK -- Oct 5 -- Skype's co-founders are preparing to unveil a video web site that combines professionally produced TV and video. theveniceproject.com will be available for download by the end of the year. The Venice Project is currently trying to convince media and TV companies to place their full-length, professionally produced content on the network, and advertisers that could place video ads on the network.
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Mark Brooks: Great Expectations allows members to view profile videos and charges thousands of dollars for membership. It's time for internet dating services to revisit video (and 'authenticate' users). There will be a significant paradigm shift around the meaning of 'TV' over the next two years as projects like Venice Project come online. Netflix/Blockbuster will offer streaming video. The 'tube' will be extinct within five years.