SpotRunner - Web-Based Creation & Syndication of Local TV Ads
I just read about this cool new company Battery Ventures funded; the idea is to bring the same ease of use that, say, Evite.com brings to party planning, cross it with the campaign execution capabilities of Google's AdWords product, and voila!, you have a web-based Local TV Ad Creation and Execution Platform.
SiliconBeat's write up is here.
I'm sure there are more than a few people in the TV industry wondering why they didn't do this years ago.
This might eventually dovetail with what's going on in PC-based digital A/V production & editing, as well as the growth of rich media ads online.