Summary:

Today on the Net: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said he doesn’t necessarily need to renew the company’s deal with Starz, CBS Interactive head Neil Ashe is stepping down and CBS head Leslie Moonves said Google TV would have to pay up for access to its content.

Reed Hastings: Netflix Doesn’t Need New Starz Deal; Netflix founder Reed Hastings told an investors conference that he “can live without” renewing a deal for streaming rights from Starz, which delivers movies from Disney and Sony. (paidContent)

CBS Interactive Head Neil Ashe Stepping Down; it is not clear where Ashe is headed, nor who his replacement will be, but an exec close to the situation said that Zander Lurie will take on a bigger role. (AllThingsD)

Moonves to Google TV: Pay Up; if Google wants access to the broadcast networks’ top prime-time shows for its fledgling Google TV product, they are going to have to cough up some cash. (MediaWeek)

ViKi Raises Millions for Web Video From Around the World; ViKi is a site that shows videos from around the world and provides captions in 100 different languages. (AllThingsD)

Cable Industry Grooms Its Netflix Killer: Vutopia; like Netflix, Vutopia has hundreds of catalog movies from major studios accessible via TV and Internet, and is packaged as subscription VOD, which means one monthly price to watch all the movies you want. (paidContent)

YouTube’s Life in a Day Premieres January 27; the final cut of “Life in a Day” premieres globally on YouTube and at the Sundance Film Festival at 8:15PM EST on Thursday, January 27. (YouTube blog)

Sony Eyes Premium VOD Film Releases, Including for Its Own Devices; Sony is looking to offer early release films via cable operators and its Qriocity streaming video on demand service, CFO Rob Wiesenthal said. (The Hollywood Reporter)

IPO Gives Chinese Video Site Youku A Bigger Market Cap Than AOL; shares of Youku soared on its IPO today, with its closing price giving Beijing-based Youku a market cap of roughly $3.3 billion. (TechCrunch)

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