Vid-Biz: WGA, iReport, Netflix


WGA Strike Almost Over; guild leaders endorse new deal, call for an end to picketing, ratification vote is on Tuesday, writers could be back to work by Wednesday. (Reuters)

CNN to Launch; new video site will be entirely UGC news. (MediaWeek)

Netflix’s Hastings Says Young People Streaming Movies; CEO says users under 25 years old “are watching our streaming on their PCs in huge numbers.” (The Wall Street Journal)

National Lampoon Buys Comedy Express; purchase includes content from broadband channel (release)

MOBILE VIDEO NEWS (Mobile World Congress is this week)

CBS, MediaFLO team up to Stream Big Brother; fans will be able to access 24/7 coverage of the entire season from their mobile phones. (release)

SRS Labs Unveils Surround Sound for Mobile Video; CS Headphone technology creates home theater-like experience from mobile phone viewing. (release)

mywaves Passes 18M Mark; mobile video site says it has five million monthly unique visitors, has grown 70 percent month-over-month since last fall. (release)

NDS Teams Up with Expway; VideoGuard Mobile security service now integrated with FastESG for mobile, provides security for monetizing mobile TV. (release)

RealNetworks Upgrades Mobile Media Server; Helix Mobile Server now has faster channel switching. (release)

PacketVideo Tech Turns Wi-Fi Phones Into PMPs; Mobile Broadcast Receiver decodes digital TV signal and translates it into wireless signal like Wi-Fi for playback on a device. (release)

Imagination and Sharp Debut Multi-Standard Mobile TV; dual-mode tuner module supports both DVB-H
and T-DMB broadcasts to augment a portable device’s feature set. (release)

Dolby Delivers Better Sound to Mobile Audio; Dolby Mobile is a new audio processing technology that brings surround sound to mobile media. (release)

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