At this time last year in my New Media Minute, I picked five new media companies to watch in 2009: Kaltura, My Damn Channel, Quantcast, 5min, and Boxee.

They all had good years and made news, with many of them raising venture money, inking deals with content partners, and landing ad dollars. But only one can be the winner of the first ever New Media Minute Award of Excellence.

MyDamnChannel distinguished itself with discerning taste in its shows, building impactful integration of advertisers like IKEA and Southern Comfort into its content, and making money. MyDamnChannel has been operating in the black, and profitability is no small feat for a video startup. For more details, tune in to the final New Media Minute of 2009.

Daisy Whitney

Editor's Note:  Daisy's New Media Minute is produced and sponsored separately from Beet.TV.  We are pleased to publish her segment regularly here.  AP