Vid-Biz: Jaman, Animoto, DivX


Jaman Launches Ad-Supported Streaming Movies; 100 of its indie and world films will be available for high-definition streaming for free, no download required. (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)

Amazon Takes Stake in Animoto; photos-into-music-videos company (and Amazon Web Services customer), gets undisclosed sum from the retail giant. (VentureBeat)

DivX Wants Beta Testers; volunteers to test out the company’s new H.264 decoder. (DivX Labs)

YouTube Adds Demographic Data to Insight; analytics feature lets users break down view counts by age group and gender. (emailed release)

Retailers Take on the FCC; Best Buy and Circuit City say the FCC has no authority to impose fines over the labeling of analog TV sets. (Broadcasting & Cable)

NBC Broadcast Flag Disrupts TV Recording; users of Windows Vista Media Center report being blocked from recording, possibly triggered by Vista copy protections measures. (Ars Technica)

Next New Networks Partners with Janome; sewing machine company to be integrated into TV network ThreadBanger. (release)

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