Vid-Biz: CNBC, Abu Dhabi, Entourage

CNBC Links Up With LinkedIn; the cable news channel will incorporate community-generated content such as survey results and on-air Q&As into its coverage. (LinkedIn)

Abu Dhabi Media Company to Shell Out $1 Billion for Films, Digital Content; Middle Eastern media conglomerate to produce content for global and Arabic-language markets. (Digital Media Wire)

Whrrl Creates Mobile Entourage Campaign; the GPS-based social networking service provides commentary on the real clubs and restaurants visited by the characters. (release)

Blank Slate Microseries Debuts Sept. 9; Dean Devlin (Independence Day)-produced show will integrate Acura cars and air in commercial pods on TNT and on broadband. (release)

Sony, Pioneer Introduce Pricey Blu-Ray Players; instead of cutting prices, consumer electronics companies up the ante: Sony’s will set you back $2,000, Pioneer’s comes in at $2,200. (VideoBusiness)

OverlayTV adds features; monetization, video-in-video and Twitter integration among the new features. (release)

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