Vid-Biz: Crackle, DVR Block, Reframe

Crackle to Launch New Series; The Jace Hall Show and Take-Away Shows added to lineup, The Purple Onion and The C-Spot re-upped. (MediaWeek)

MPAA Looks to Block DVR Recording of Some Movies; at the request of the film organization, FCC has started a proceeding to determine whether video distributors can remotely block consumers from recording recently released movies on their DVRs. (Ars Technica)

Tribeca and Amazon Partner to Digitize Rare Films; will convert the films and offer them for rental or sale. (The Hollywood Reporter)

JumpTV and NeuLion Merge; new company will focus on sports and ethnic programming, will be one of the industry’s largest IPTV providers. (Variety)

YouTube Not Endorsing McCain; despite a GOP contest running on the homepage, company will make sure promotion of each party is equal. (Broadcasting & Cable)

DTV Switch to Bring More “SubChannels;” multicasting means more channels, but will people tune in? (The New York Times)