The Web video pile-on continues. Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, who is already an investor in video-sharing site Veoh, today announced the formation of a Web video production company called Vuguru. The Web video studio will focus on professionally-created clip content. Whether an old-media mogul like Eisner truly gets the Web remains to be seen. But there is no doubt that the race is on to find a post-YouTube formula for must-stream TV.
Perhaps Eisner should talk to video-blogging pioneer Ze Frank, who is now looking for new projects. (Coincidentally, Ze Frank is represented by the United Talent Agency, which has strong ties to Eisner. UTA has already done a deal with Veoh and brokered VuGuru's first show, Prom Queen). Ze Frank just left Revver for Blip.tv, one of our Next Net 25 startups. Blip.tv got Dewar's to sponsor Ze Frank's show, even though it is about to end. Does that make him the first video blogger to go into syndication?
Eisner would definitely appreciate that.