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  • Complimentary Webinar Today at 2pm ET: Next-Gen Video Discovery

    Please join me for a complimentary webinar today at 11am PT / 2pm ET "Next-Gen Video Discovery: Make the Guide Your Catalyst for Growth." Colin Dixon, senior partner at research firm The Diffusion Group, Yosi Glick, CEO/co-founder of taste engine Jinni and I will discuss how the proliferation of video choices and devices is creating huge challenges for viewers to find what they really want to watch - and what's being done to address this problem. If understanding how discovery will work in the online video era is important to you, then this webinar will be very worthwhile. There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A.

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  • Complimentary Webinar, Thurs., Nov. 3rd: Next-Gen Video Discovery

    Please join me for a complimentary webinar on Thurs., Nov. 3rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as Colin Dixon, senior partner at research firm The Diffusion Group, Yosi Glick, CEO/co-founder of taste engine Jinni and I discuss how the proliferation of video choices and devices is creating real challenges for people to find what they really want to watch - and what's being done to address this problem. As one example, just yesterday Belgian IPTV provider Belgacom announced that Jinni would be integrated with its Movie Me VOD service rolling out on Samsung Smart TVs.

    As video continues to proliferate, there are numerous solutions to address the navigation challenge, each with its own pros and cons. Solving this problem will have huge benefits for viewers, and implications for content providers and device makers. In this timely webinar we'll explore key trends, different technology approaches being deployed and what the future holds. If understanding how discovery will work in the online video era is important to you, then this webinar will be very worthwhile.

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  • Complimentary Webinar, Thurs., Nov. 3rd: Next-Gen Video Discovery

    Please join me for a complimentary webinar on Thurs., Nov. 3rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as Colin Dixon, senior partner at research firm The Diffusion Group, Yosi Glick, CEO/co-founder of recommendation engine Jinni and I discuss how the proliferation of video choices and devices has made it harder than ever for people to find what they really want to watch - and what's being done to address this problem.

    It wasn't that long ago that the on-screen electronic program guide provided by pay-TV operators served as the most convenient way to discover what was available on TV, which was of course the primary place to access video programming. Now, however, there's a whole separate universe of programming available outside the pay-TV operator's scope of services (e.g. Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, web-only series, branded entertainment, etc.). And there's a huge range of connected and mobile devices (e.g. iPad, Roku, gaming consoles, Android smartphones, etc.) being used to watch this programming.

    A range of different solutions has sprung up to address the navigation challenge, each with its own pros and cons. Solving this problem will have enormous benefits for viewers, and implications for content providers and device makers. In this timely webinar we'll explore key trends, different technology approaches being deployed and what the future holds. If it's important to you to understand how discovery will work in the online video era, then this webinar will be very worthwhile.

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  • Complimentary Webinar, Tues, May 3rd: Unlocking the Value of Video Content Libraries

    Please join me for a complimentary webinar next Tuesday, May 3rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as Colin Dixon, senior partner at research firm The Diffusion Group, Mark Lemmons, CTO of Thought Equity Motion and I discuss how media companies can unlock the tremendous value in their video content libraries. At the conclusion of the webinar, a complimentary white paper will be distributed to all attendees.

    Media companies have traditionally had to live by the constraint that that once video is archived, it is "stranded," with its best monetization days most likely behind it. A combination of technical and business issues have conspired to limit the total potential ROI. As a result, media companies are sitting on mountains of valuable video content that hasn't been easily shared or monetized.

    Now however, a perfect storm of innovation, business model ingenuity and rapidly changing consumer preferences is changing all that. Projects like the NCAA Vault and ACC Vault, which are both powered by Thought Equity Motion, are showing that it is both possible - and profitable - to surface library content in unique and differentiated ways. In this timely webinar we'll explore the processes and best practices involved with media companies bringing video content libraries to life online.

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  • Complimentary Webinar: Unlocking the Value of Video Content Libraries

    Please join me for a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, May 3rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as Colin Dixon, senior partner at research firm The Diffusion Group, Mark Lemmons, CTO of Thought Equity Motion and I discuss how media companies can unlock the tremendous value in their video content libraries.

    It's no secret that to date most of the monetization any particular video will generate will occur in the relatively short-term after its initial release. A combination of technical and business reasons have conspired to constrain the total potential ROI.

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  • "Demystifying 2011" Complimentary Webinar is Tomorrow

    As a final reminder, tomorrow (Wed) Colin Dixon from The Diffusion Group and I will be hosting our final complimentary webinar of the year, titled "Demystifying 2011: Key Trends in Online and Mobile Video." The start time is 11am PT / 2pm ET.

    Colin and I will be sharing our 6 most important online/mobile video predictions for 2011 as well as thoughts on lots of other key industry trends. For anyone trying to get insights into what's in store for next year, it will be a valuable, interactive hour with plenty of time to ask questions. We're also planning to do a couple of surprise gadget giveaways in the holiday spirit! I hope you can join us.

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  • "Demystifying 2011" Complimentary Webinar Next Wed., Dec. 15th

    As a reminder, The Diffusion Group's Colin Dixon and I are hosting our final complimentary webinar of the year, titled "Demystifying 2011: Key Trends in Online and Mobile Video" next Wed., Dec. 15th at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

    Colin and I have been working hard to refine our predictions for the year ahead; with so much going on it's been hard to decide which things are most important. But we think we have a pretty high-impact short list and it promises to be a fun, stimulating discussion, with plenty of time for audience Q&A and engagement. We also plan to do a couple gadget giveaways in the holiday spirit and as a little extra incentive to join us!

    Click here to learn more and register for the complimentary webinar


     
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  • "Demystifying 2011" Complimentary Webinar on Wed., December 15th

    With Thanksgiving upon us, it's time to start thinking about the year ahead. To help you understand what to expect in 2011, Colin Dixon from The Diffusion Group and I are hosting our final complimentary webinar of the year, "Demystifying 2011: Key Trends in Online and Mobile Video" on Wed., Dec. 15th at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

    2010 has been a breakout year for online and mobile video, and all indicators suggest that 2011 is going to be even bigger as the content, devices, technology, monetization models and consumer behavior in online and mobile video continue to grow and mature.

    In 2011 what will happen with online and mobile issues like cord-cutting/cord-shaving, over-the-top services growth, net neutrality, TV Everywhere rollouts, Netflix's Hollywood clout as it approaches 20 million subscribers, the rollouts of super-fast LTE/4G mobile networks, the tablet computing craze, advertising and paid monetization, and lots more? In the webinar Colin and I will discuss these and take a stand on how things will play out next year. There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A so bring your questions! Learn more and register for this complimentary webinar.

    And if you're looking for a deep dive discussion on how connected and mobile video devices are transforming the video landscape, join me at the next VideoSchmooze breakfast/panel discussion, coming up 1 week from today on Wed., Dec. 1st at the Samsung Experience in NYC. We have a huge crowd and it promises to be both educational and lots of fun. Learn more and register for VideoSchmooze.

    In the meantime, have a Happy Thanksgiving!
     
  • Webinar Next Tuesday, Oct. 5th: Demystifying Mobile Video

    Next Tuesday, Oct. 5th, The Diffusion Group and VideoNuze will present the fifth complimentary webinar in our 2010 "Demystifying" series, with this session's focus on demystifying mobile video. The series is exclusively sponsored by ActiveVideo Networks.

    Once again, TDG's Colin Dixon and I will be hosting and moderating. Joining us will be Matt Smith, VP/Chief Systems Architect at Inlet Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for digital media preparation. Matt will share thoughts on how Inlet's media customers are beginning to exploit mobile video, along with their challenges and successes. Then we'll have moderated Q&A followed by plenty of time for audience Q&A.

    Mobile video is white hot right now and poised for huge growth ahead. The proliferation of video-capable smartphones (iPhone, Android, etc.) and more recently video-friendly tablets like the iPad (plus new entrants like the Dell Streak, Samsung Tab, etc.) are driving a sea-change in consumers' expectations about on-the-go video. In the midst of this we're seeing advertisers flock to mobile video. In fact, even using the term "mobile video" may be short-lived, as the lines between devices and the experiences they provide continue to blur.

    Click here to learn more and register about this complimentary webinar (Tues, Oct 5, 11am PT/ 2pm ET).
     
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  • Webinar Highlights - Indie Online Video, Syndication and Brand Integration

    On Tuesday, VideoNuze and The Diffusion Group hosted their fourth webinar in a 2010 series of six sponsored by ActiveVideo Networks, with this one focusing on "Demystifying Independent Online Video and Syndication Models."

    The webinar featured informative and timely discussion/Q&A with Richard Bloom, SVP, Business Development for 5min, and Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3.  The focus of the discussion was on business models for success in independent online video with a specific lean towards syndication. Both Jim and Rich honed in on how syndication helps solve the difficulties with finding eyeballs and building audience in the fragmented broadband video landscape.

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  • Webinar Today: Independent Online Video and Syndication

    Please join The Diffusion Group and VideoNuze today at 11am PT/2pm ET when we will present the fourth complimentary webinar in our 2010 "Demystifying" series, with this session's focus on demystifying independent online video and syndication models. The series is exclusively sponsored by ActiveVideo Networks.

    TDG's Colin Dixon and I will be hosting and moderating the webinar, which will include guests Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3, and Rich Bloom, SVP of Business Development for 5Min.  Jim and Rich will each do short presentations and then we'll have moderated Q&A followed by plenty of time for audience Q&A.

    Jim and Rich will cover what's working for their companies and what's in store for the broader online video industry going forward. If you're an independent video producer, or part of an established media company looking to succeed in the online medium, this webinar is for you!

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  • Complimentary Webinar Tomorrow, July 8th: Demystifying Open vs. Closed Internet Video Distribution Platforms

    Please join me for a complimentary webinar tomorrow, July 8th at 11am PT/2pm ET, as Colin Dixon, senior partner at research firm The Diffusion Group, and I debate the topic of closed vs. open Internet video distribution. Colin and I have both been watching closely all the different devices that are bridging online video to the TV. There are many different devices and many different approaches.

    One key difference is the idea of "closed" vs. "open." In the "closed" experience only certain content is available, while in the "open" approach anything that's available on the Internet becomes available on the big screen. There are pros and cons to each approach. Which is more likely to ultimately succeed? Colin and I will do our best to demystify the issues and forecast what's most likely to work. There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A. Please join us for this timely complimentary webinar!
     
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  • Complimentary Webinar: Demystifying Open vs. Closed Internet Video Distribution

    Please join me for a complimentary webinar next Thurs, July 8th at 11am PT/2pm ET, as Colin Dixon, senior partner at research firm The Diffusion Group, and I debate the topic of closed vs. open Internet video distribution. Colin and I have both been closely watching the myriad initiatives to bring online video to big-screen TVs. There seems to be no end to the number of devices and consumer electronics manufacturers jumping into this exciting space.  

    Yet there are plenty of differences in the approaches players are taking. Some are offering a relatively "closed" experience with only certain content being made available. On the other hand, some advocate for a wide open approach - meaning anything that's available on the Internet should be available on the big screen.

    Is one approach better than the other, and will one meet with more success? There are a host of questions surrounding this debate and Colin and I will do our best to demystify the issues and forecast what's most likely to work. There will be plenty of time for audience Q&A. Please join us for this timely complimentary webinar, sponsored exclusively by Active Video Networks!

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  • Complimentary Webinar on Monday, April 8th: "Demystifying Free vs. Paid Online Video"

    Please join Colin Dixon, senior partner at The Diffusion Group and me for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, April 8th at 11 am PT/2pm ET titled "Demystifying Free vs. Paid Online Video." We will be joined by two special guests, Chris Wagner, EVP, Marketplace Strategy of NeuLion, a leading provider of technology and services to content owners and aggregators, and Jason Krebs, EVP of ScanScout, a leading video ad network.

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    In this webinar we will examine  all sides of the debate including the effectiveness of online subscription models, how well online video advertising is taking advantage of the Internet's unique interactivity/engagement, the pending influence of "TV Everywhere" rollouts and much more. Chris and Jason will share best practices and insights based on their companies' experiences. Colin and I will ask them questions and then open up the webinar for plenty of audience Q&A. If you're trying to get your head around online video business models, then this webinar will be a high-impact educational opportunity.


    The webinar will also be a terrific lead-in session for many of the issues we will drill into 2 1/2 weeks later at the "VideoSchmooze" Broadband Video Leadership Evening in NYC on Monday, April 26th. The title for the panel at VideoSchmooze is "Money Talks: Is Online Video Shifting to a Paid Model?" Early bird discounted tickets are now available and I hope you'll be able to join us for both the webinar and VideoSchmooze.

    This webinar is the 2nd of 6 in the "Demystifying" series that TDG and VideoNuze are presenting in 2010, sponsored exclusively by ActiveVideo Networks.

     
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  • "Media and the Money Trail" Webinar on Feb. 16th

    Next Tues, Feb 16th at 10am PT / 1pm ET, Microsoft Enterprise Search (a VideoNuze sponsor) will be presenting a complimentary webinar, "Media and the Money Trail: Connecting with the New Digital Consumer" with Greg Clayman, MTV's EVP of Digital Distribution and Jennifer Kavanagh, Oxygen's VP of Digital & New Media.

    Greg and Jennifer will be sharing a deep-dive look into how their companies are re-thinking their business models, experimenting with new ways to engage their audiences and assessing new technologies. The webinar promises an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to learn from two companies on the leading edge of the digital revolution.

    Register now - It's FREE!

     
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  • Replay of Yesterday's Net Neutrality Webinar is Now Available

    Yesterday VideoNuze and The Diffusion Group hosted "Demystifying Net Neutrality," the first in our 2010 webinar series. Our guests, Barbara Esbin, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Communications and Competition Policy, Progress & Freedom Foundation (against) and Chris Riley, Policy Counsel for Free Press (for) did an outstanding job advocating their positions. Net neutrality is extremely complex and we had a flood of questions, which our guests did a great job of addressing.

    Though Chris made his points well, personally I'm still not persuaded that net neutrality regulations are needed now. As I wrote last fall, my core concern is that no sustained pattern of broadband ISP behavior has been proven. Colin and Chris argue that "corporations can't be trusted" and that inevitable biases will arise for the biggest broadband ISPs who are also the biggest video service providers. All of that may be true. But until it's proven, it's dangerous business to start tinkering with the well-functioning Internet. The FCC should stay vigilant, but not pursue net neutrality regulation now.

    What do you think? Post a comment now (no sign-in required).

     
  • Join Me for Net Neutrality Webinar with TDG Tomorrow, Feb. 4th

    Please join me for the complimentary "Demystifying Net Neutrality" webinar tomorrow, Thurs, Feb. 4th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. This is the first of six webinars VideoNuze is presenting in 2010, in partnership with The Diffusion Group, one of the leading digital media research firms. The webinars are sponsored exclusively by ActiveVideo Networks

    TDG's Colin Dixon and I will host the webinar, and we will have 2 expert guests with us who are on opposite sides of the net neutrality debate: Barbara Esbin, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Communications and Competition Policy, Progress & Freedom Foundation (against) and Chris Riley, Policy Counsel for Free Press (for). Barbara and Chris will advocate their positions and then Colin and I will question each of them before opening it up to audience Q&A.

    The webinar promises to be a deep-dive educational session examining all of net neutrality's pros and cons. For anyone with a stake in broadband/online content delivery and over-the-top video specifically, it will be a must attend session.

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  • 4 Items Worth Noting for the Jan 25th Week (Netflix Q4, Nielsen ratings, AOL-StudioNow, Net Neutrality Webinar)

    With the new Apple iPad receiving wall-to-wall coverage this week, it was easy to overlook other significant news. Here are 4 items worth noting for the January 25th week:

    1. Netflix Q4 earnings increase my bullishness - On Wednesday, Netflix reported blowout results for Q4 '09, adding almost 3 million subscribers during the year (and a million just in Q4), bringing their YE '09 subscriber count to 12.3 million. Netflix also forecasted to end this year with between 15.5 million and 16.3 million subscribers, implying subscriber growth will be in the range of 26% to 33%. Importantly, Netflix also said that 48% of its subscribers used the company's streaming feature to watch a movie or TV show in Q4, up from 41% in Q3 and 28% a year ago. Wall Street reacted with glee, sending the stock up $12 yesterday to a new high of $63.04.

    VideoNuze readers know I've been bullish on Netflix for some time now, and the Q4 results make me more so. A key concern I've had has been around their ability to gain further premium content for streaming. On the earnings call, CEO Reed Hastings and CFO Barry McCarthy addressed this issue, offering up additional details of their content strategy and how the recent Warner Bros. 28-day DVD window deal will work. On Monday I'm planning a deep dive post based on what I heard. As a preview, I'm now convinced that Netflix is the #1 cord-cutting threat. Cable, satellite and telco operators need to be watching Netflix very closely.

    2. Nielsen announces combined TV/online ratings plan, but still falls short - This week brought news that Nielsen intends to unveil a "combined national television rating" in September that merges traditional Nielsen TV ratings with certain online viewing data. This is data that TV networks have been hungering for as online viewing has surged, potentially siphoning off TV audiences. I pointed out recently that the lack of such a measurement could seriously retard the growth of TV Everywhere, as cable networks hesitate to risk shifting TV audiences to unmeasurable online viewing.

    Nielsen's move is welcome, but still doesn't go far enough. As reported, it seems the new merged ratings will only count online views that had the same ads and ad load as on-air. That immediately rules out Hulu, which of course carries far fewer ads than on-air, and sometimes uses custom creative as well. Obviously if the new Nielsen ratings don't truly capture online viewership they'll be worth little in the market. Ratings are a story with many future chapters to come.

    3. AOL acquires StudioNow in bid for to ramp up video content - Also not to be overlooked this week was AOL's acquisition of StudioNow for $36.5 million in cash. StudioNow operates a distributed network of 3,000 video producers, creating cost-effective video for small and large companies alike. I'm very familiar with StudioNow, having spoken with their CEO and founder David Mason a number of times.

    AOL is clearly looking to leverage the StudioNow network to generate a mountain of new video content, complementing its Seed.com "content farm." In addition, AOL picks up StudioNow's recently-launched Video Asset Management & Syndication Platform (AMS) which gives it video management capabilities as well. For AOL the deal suggests the company is finally waking up to video's vast potential. But with the rise of online video syndication, it's still a question mark whether creating a whole lot of new video is the right strategy, or whether AOL would have been better served by just partnering with a syndicator like 5Min.

    Meanwhile, AOL isn't the only portal realizing video is the place to be. In Yahoo's earnings call this week, CEO Carol Bartz said "Frankly, our competition is television" and as Liz wrote, Bartz also said "that makes video really important." Yahoo just partnered with Ben Silverman's new Electus indie video shop, and it sounds like more action is coming. Geez, the prospect of AOL and Yahoo competing on acquisitions? It would be like the old days again.

    4. Net Neutrality webinar next Thursday is going to be awesome - A reminder that next Thurs, Feb. 4th at 11am PT/2pm ET The Diffusion Group and VideoNuze will present a complimentary webinar "Demystifying Net Neutrality." The webinar is the first in a series of 6 throughout 2010, exclusively sponsored by ActiveVideo Networks. Colin Dixon from TDG and I will be hosting and we have 2 fabulous guests, who are on opposing sides of the net neutrality debate: Barbara Esbin, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Communications and Competition Policy at the Progress and Freedom Foundation and Chris Riley, Policy Counsel for Free Press.

    Net neutrality is a critically important part of the landscape for over-the-top video services, and yet it is widely misunderstood. Join us for this one-hour session which promises to be educational and impactful.

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    Enjoy your weekend!

     
  • Join Me for Net Neutrality Webinar With TDG on Thurs. Feb 4th

    I'm excited to announce that VideoNuze has partnered with The Diffusion Group, one of the leading digital media research firms, to host a series of 6 complimentary webinars in 2010. The webinars are sponsored exclusively by ActiveVideo Networks. Each webinar will focus on one specific topic key to the evolving online video/digital media landscape (suggestions are welcome btw!). Colin Dixon from TDG and I will host the webinars and we will also have 1-2 expert guests joining us each time to provide diverse perspectives and insight.

    The first webinar in the series will be "Demystifying Net Neutrality" on Thursday, February 4th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. If you're in the digital media industry, it's been hard to miss the intense recent debate over net neutrality, sparked by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's speech last September, which called for the FCC to impose unprecedented new Internet regulations. However, earlier this month, the DC Court of Appeals indicated it may invalidate the FCC's 2008 order punishing Comcast for blocking BitTorrent traffic, suggesting the FCC may not even have proper authority to regulate the Internet after all. Meanwhile, large and small media and technology companies have continued to heavily lobby the FCC, providing data and arguments on both sides of the issue.

    Net neutrality is so important, the argument goes, because as new over-the-top players (e.g. Netflix, Xbox, Roku, Boxee, etc.) seek to bring video services into the home, they need to be assured their services won't be impaired by broadband ISPs like cable operators Comcast and Time Warner Cable or telcos like Verizon and AT&T, who also happen to be the largest incumbent video providers themselves. Opponents essentially argue that net neutrality is a solution in search of a problem, and that the Internet has thrived until now due to the government keeping its hands off, and it should stay that way.

    On the webinar, Colin and I will untangle all of this, with the assistance of Chris Riley, Policy Counsel for Free Press, a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media, which is a leading proponent of net neutrality and another guest, TBD who is opposed to net neutrality. The webinar promises to be a deep-dive educational session examining all of net neutrality's pros and cons. For anyone with a stake in broadband/online content delivery, it will be a must attend session.

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  • June 24th Webinar on Online Video Syndication

    Next Wednesday, June 24th at 1:30pm EDT / 10:30am PDT, I'll be presenting in a free webinar, "Demystifying Online Video Syndication." Video syndication continues to be one of the key trends in the online video market. I'll be sharing thoughts on where syndication is heading and where the main opportunities and challenges lie.

    I've been writing about the emergence of the "syndicated video economy" for over a year now and during this time syndication has continued to grow in importance for all video content producers and technology providers.

    The webinar is sponsored by Grab Networks, whose co-president Marcien Jenckes will present information about its grabMediaOS solution that enables a "Create Once, Publish Anywhere" business model. Grab works with hundreds of content providers and is one of the primary players in driving the video syndication market.

    We have 260+ people registered for the webinar already, but there's plenty of room left. If you're trying to understand the syndication opportunity and identify the right solutions to fit your needs, this webinar is for you!

    Register now for this free webinar

     
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