Google-backed Machinima plans for online TV service

Google signage seen at the company's headquarters in New YorkBy Ronald Grover LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Google-backed Machinima has become the latest Internet company to try to launch a TV-like online video network, and has begun talks with Hollywood studios to produce full-length programs or possibly become investors, several sources told Reuters recently. Machinima, which caters mainly to so-called fanboys or 18- to-34-year-old men whose interests often include videogames and comics, wants to raise $80 million to create an online video subscription service, according to two executives with knowledge of the situation. …

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