IDG has combined CXO Media and Network World into a single organization called CXO Media Network World. Michael Friedenberg is CEO and president of the new group; Network World's John Gallant is executive VP and GM. The new organization, in part, is modeled after IDG's PCW Communications, which houses PC World and MacWorld under one corporate roof.
No layoffs have resulted, though IDG seeks to develop "shared services" that may produce a few down the line.
Video is hot. It's cheaper than ever to produce, and fresh distribution channels are emerging. On the consumer tech front, CNET Networks yesterday announced CNET TV, a video-on-demand (VOD) package of instructional content, news and reviews to be available in June through Cox Communications, TVN Entertainment and TiVo, and on the web later this summer. The videos will run 15 minutes and will feature CNET editors and reviewers on camera. ClickZ filed this article yesterday.