Lost Remote: ‘WSJ Live’ coming to Google TV, Roku and more

"The Wall Street Journal’s video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung, Sony and Yahoo’s Connected TV platform."

Kent Online: Council webcasts aren’t a ratings winner

"Audience figures for live webcasts of meetings at County Hall show many are being watched by fewer than 100 people. ... An analysis of data released to the KM Group under the Freedom of Information Act shows 5,766 people watched committee broadcasts as they happened between April 2010 to March this year. ... KCC spends about £20,000 a year streaming live meetings and making them available on its website to view later."

Talking Biz News: NYT expands Dealbook coverage

"The New York Times is expanding its DealBook blog ... DealBook, which remains anchored by [Andrew Ross Sorkin], Michael de la Merced and Jack Lynch, now has a news staff of 16. ... In print, a DealBook page will now appear Tuesday through Friday in The Times, and the International Herald Tribune will also feature DealBook content on those days. ... The DealBook site will be redesigned with a new look and feel and offer continuous news updates, detailed company data and multimedia offerings. ... DealBook will introduce a redesigned e-mail newsletter on weekday mornings and will add a new edition delivered after each day’s market close."

paidContent: NYT’s Nisenholtz’s Speech: The Importance Of Engagement

Martin Nisenholtz: "Identity is, in my view, a fundamental building block for engagement. I think Facebook has now proven it to be true. ... Where I think The Times can differentiate here is in the quality of the answers, and more generally, the conversation. The secret to that is real identity. And for the first time, thanks to Facebook, we have such a system at scale. But many other services built on top of identity can be similarly engaging, from vastly improved, more relevant reviews and comments to a structured hierarchy of contributors for Times Topics. The publishing community must begin to think about building emotional connections like these in our day-to-day work. This is not a sideline to our business model: it is in the center."

NewTeeVee: Are Publishers Ready to Embrace the iPad — Without Ads or Analytics?

"With the launch of the Apple iPad ... many web video publishers are already getting ready for the device by rolling out new video pages that will support HTML5 web video delivery ... The problem is that HTML5 is still in its infancy, and as a result heavily lags behind Adobe Flash for features that many video publishers already take for granted."