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Today on the web: Bitbop launches its $9.95 a month mobile video service on Android, Disney CEO Bob Iger is trying to turn ABC around after declines in viewership and a Best Buy memo points to a Google TV launch on October 17th.

Bitbop Brings Mobile TV Streaming to Android; Fox Mobile Group’s Bitbop offers access to popular TV shows for $9.99 a month, and is now launching its app on a slew of Android devices. (VentureBeat)

Disney’s Iger Aims To Put ABC Back in Game; with a slew of management departures at ABC, Iger is trying to light a fire under Disney/ABC Television Group chief Anne Sweeney to right ABC and stem double-digit ratings erosion. (NY Post)

Google TV Officially Launching October 17th?; a tipster has just shared an internal Best Buy document with Engadget disclosing that Google TV’s new launch is October 17th. (Engadget)

Dolans, Murdoch In Next Retrans Scrap; Cablevision’s retransmission-consent deal with Fox — involving WNYW, the Fox owned-and-operated network flagship station, and possibly some cable networks — will expire in October. (Multichannel News)

Putting 3-D TV’s Problems in Focus; in a recent survey, consumers who had seen 3-D TV before were half as likely to say they would purchase a 3-D TV set than those who hadn’t. (NY Times)

Auditude Scores in Asia with MLB International Ad Insertion Deal; video ad manager Auditude has scored its first Asian deal with Allied Pacific Sports Network, which has exclusive rights to MLB content in China and other Asian countries. (VideoNuze)

The Boxee Box, Openness and Homemade Content; if you’re wondering why Boxee would move into hardware, its approach can be summed up in one word: open. (NY Times)

Social TV App Makers Disagree On Why Viewers Should Check In; a number of apps and mobile sites hope to siphon conversation about TV, movies and even books and music from social networks, but there’s some disagreement on how to do this. (ReadWriteWeb)

NBCU Digital Dealmaker Jessica Schell Shifting To Film At Universal; after nearly five years, Jessica Schell is leaving her post as SVP of NBC Universal’s digital strategy and biz dev to take on a new role in the company’s film division. (paidContent)

PlayOn Releases Update for iPad Compatibility; MediaMall Technologies, Inc. today announced a free software update for PlayOn™ Premium that enables media streaming to the iPad using HTML5 and Safari over 3G or WiFi. (press release)

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