Vid-Biz: Disney,, YouTube


Disney’s Iger Takes Big Swig of iPad Kool-Aid; on Disney’s earnings call, Iger reeled off a series of iPad uses that are either likely or already in progress, including a companion to ABC’s Lost, an ABC News app, a digital books app for Disney, an enhanced version of the popular ESPN Sports Center app and apps for Marvel. (paidContent) Raises $1.25 Million From VC and Angel Investors; the funding was led by Metamorphic Ventures and included angel investors Patrick Condon, Fred Hamilton, Zelkova Ventures, Dave Morgan and Allen Morgan, and will be used to fuel sales, marketing and partnership programs. (press release)

YouTube’s Traffic Data for Music Questioned; the number of unique visitors to Warner’s YouTube’s clips appears to have more than doubled, to 47.5 million in January from 23.3 million in December, according to comScore, an assertion some are calling into question. (CNET)

ESPN Adds Online Features; the sports broadcaster is planning a new marketing campaign and new interactive features for its site, which it plans to rename in early April. (Wall Street Journal)

Versus-DirecTV Stalemate Continues In Carriage Dispute; there appears to be very little progress in the carriage dispute between DirecTV and Versus that has kept the sports network off of the top DBS provider for over five months. (Multichannel News)

AOL Veteran Joins KickApps Exec Team; Marc Hollander, who previously led the AOL Entertainment Engineering Group, has joined KickApps as executive vice president of technology. (press release)

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