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Vid-Biz: Pluggd, Roku, ABC News

Pluggd Launches Brightcove Competitor; just-launched (and renamed) Delve Networks offers users a way to search for key topics within a video. (TechCrunch)

Netflix Sells Out of Rokus; movie rental company says it’s run out of the $99 set-top box; the stat is somewhat meaningless, however, as we don’t know how many it had to begin with. (Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal)

ABC to Revamp Online News Broadcast; network says old model of linear broadcast news delivery doesn’t work as people want to click around. (The Wall Street Journal)

Foreign Body D.O.A.? Numbers are not looking good for Michael Eisner’s latest web series. First 9 episodes of the medical thriller pull in fewer than 10,000 plays. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Video Consumption to Hit 8 Hours a Day by 2013; PC, web and mobile video watching to grow to 2.9 hours a day, from just under one hour today. (TVWeek)

Magazines Examine Their Web Video Initiatives; some have found success with how-to vids, but they still struggle with attracting big audiences and ad dollars. (MediaWeek)

Seth Rogen’s Web Trailer Gets Picked Up for a Feature; Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse to be produced by Mandate Pictures. (The Hollywood Reporter) (Trailer has NSFW language)