Vid-Biz: ABC Affiliates, Lionsgate, Comcast

Iger: Affiliates’ Retrans Payments Will Grow; affiliates can expect to kick more of their retrans spoils up to ABC, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors, as the company seeks to grow its retransmission-consent pot at their expense. (Multichannel News)

Lionsgate Enters the Web Business; the studio has ordered 24 episodes of comedic shortform series “Trailer Trash,” which blends animation and live action. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Comcast Reshuffles Its Digital Deck Before NBC Comes Aboard; digital head Amy Banse is moving out of her post, which is being split up into two jobs: one of which will oversee Comcast’s Fancast/Xfinity TV portal, and the other which will oversee NBCU’s digital businesses. (MediaMemo)

Your DVR Doesn’t Know “$#*!”; One problem for CBS’ new TV show $#*! My Dad Says: it’s durn near impossible to find on your DVR. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Do TV Spots Work in Web Video?; new research from Dynamic Logic finds that repurposed TV spots perform just as well as video ads created specifically for the medium when it comes to several brand attributes. (AdWeek)

ABC Offers Social TV Experience for Dancing with the Stars; in addition to viewing full episodes of the show on, fans can chat live with each other and view behind-the-scenes footage.

EchoStar, Deluxe Establish JV To Deliver Content To Theaters; the companies formed a joint venture to build an advanced digital cinema satellite distribution network that will cater to digitally equipped theaters in the U.S. and Canada. (Multichannel News)

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