Vid-Biz: FCC, Piracy, David Cross


FCC, Cable Cos. Heading for a Showdown; obscure provision from 1984 could usher in more choices at lower prices for consumers. (The Wall Street Journal)

China Still a Haven for Piracy; 93 percent of the movies sold in China are counterfeit, with no end in sight. (The LA Times)

SuperDeluxe Nabs Big Name Comedy; David Cross and Norm MacDonald to provide original shows for the site. (The Hollywood Reporter)

AmeriTV Raises $45 Million; ITV service gets capital infusion from First Mutual Credit, GTrade Securities and four other undisclosed parties. (PE Hub)

UPDATE: D’oh! paidContent did some digging and looks like the AmeriTV announcement could be a hoax. Stay tuned for more.

Borders Adds TV Screens; who needs books when 37-inch flat screens deliver news, weather, original programming, and, of course, ads? (The New York Times)

Telefonica Adds Imagenio Content; Spanish telco will put the IPTV operator’s content on the Movistar mobile phone service. (Variety)

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