Michael Jackson to Help IAC Enter Online Video Space

How about that attention-grabbing headline? See, I read the articles on the importance of headlines too, you know. ;-)

Anyway, it’s all true. Michael Jackson, the former president of cable channel USA Networks (oh wait, you thought it was the “ch’mon”, “hee, hee, hee” Jackson?) is just one of the signs that suggests Barry Diller and his formidable IAC network of companies (including Ask, Ticketmaster & CitySearch), is getting ready to branch out into online video content.

According to CNET

Some observers expect Diller to soon branch off in yet another direction: online video. A former chairman of Paramount Pictures and once one of Hollywood’s most influential executives, Diller has signaled his readiness to get back to his roots.

I really like Diller and IAC, and as a protégé of media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, I’m sure he’s smart enough to figure out the best approach.

  • http://blog.searchanyway.com Chris M

    It’s really interesting that you should bring this up in a passing tense. I just read a post at HipMojo about how their President and Diller have so much in common: http://www.watchmojo.com/web/blog/?p=1244