Vid-Biz: Letterman, Comcast, YouTube

Letterman, Ferguson Return with Writers; Worldwide Pants, which produces both late-night talk shows, has reached an agreement with the WGA that includes Internet pay for writers. (Hollywood Reporter)

Comcast Founder’s Salary to Be Paid After His Death; after Ralph J. Roberts dies, his beneficiary will receive Roberts’ base pay for five years. (Multichannel News)

YouTube Hires its First Director of Marketing; former Microsoftie Chris Di Cesare joins the vid-sharing giant after helping launch Xbox and Xbox 360. (Adweek)

The Web Will Change Ad Agencies; experts expect online ad dollars to jump this year, meaning ad execs must move away from TV-centric approach. (The Wall Street Journal) to Stream 1080p Horror Movie; Shadow: Dead Riot soon to be available for on-demand HD streaming to home theaters via MatrixStream set-top boxes. (emailed release)

Next New Networks Hits 100 Million View Milestone; it’s an impressive number for the company to hang its hat on, nine months since launching. (company blog)


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