Vid-Biz: NEXT, Fraggles, NRK

NEXT.TV Launches Private Beta; web video service offering more than 100 channels including CBS, HSN and Showtime. (Multichannel News)

Jim Henson Content on iTunes; episodes of Fraggle Rock and Farscape now available. (release)

Norwegian Broadcaster Puts TV Show on BitTorrent; popular series Nordkalotten 365 will be available DRM-free. (NRK)

ZoogaTV Launches New Video Site; company provides short-form news, sports, entertainment and weather clips from partners like AP, AccuWeather and Reuters. (emailed release)

Tripr.TV Pays for Hotel Videos; users can submit videos of different hotels and earn a percentage of the commission if a room is booked through the site. (TechCrunch)

FCC Wants Bigger Digital TV Ad Push; Commission seeks to increase the number of commercials alerting viewers to the analog TV shut-off. (The Wall Street Journal)