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Vid-Biz: Women, Comcast, IPTV

ABC.com Viewers Mostly Women; it must be the McDreamy effect — a whopping 85 percent of the network site’s overall audience is female. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Comcast Invests in Cartiza Networks; amount of seed investment in the developer of WiMax equipment for mobile broadband data, video and voice services not disclosed. (Multichannel News)

IPTV Companies Alice, Kassena Bought; France’s Iliad, owners of Europe’s biggest IPTV provider, Free, to buy rival Alice from Italia Telecom for $1.6 billion. Elsewhere, Espial is buying Kassena for just $6.1 million (all stock), a huge loss since Kassena had raised $70 million in funding. (Iliad: Variety); Kassena: VentureBeat)

Amazing Ball Girl Catch is a Fake; vid was an unused ad for Gatorade that got posted, received 3.5 million views (our question: who thought this was real?). (LA Times)

Mystery Over MovieBeam Asset Sale; anonymous letter filed with the bankruptcy court says Movie Gallery’s sale of the set-top service’s physical assets to a British Virgin Islands company was way undervalued. (Video Business)

Hearst-Argyle Hires New Digital Exec; Roger Keating was formerly with Time Warner Cable. (Broadcasting & Cable)