Vid-Biz: DTV, Motherhood, Verizon


DTV Switch Tested in Wilmington, N.C.; town shuts off analog system in a test for the larger, national switch in February. (The Wall Street Journal)

ABC Orders 13 Episodes of In the Motherhood; the former web series has been in development at ABC since the spring; casting is still not in place for the series. (TVWeek)

Verizon Offering More TV Shows; wireless network to get full-length episodes of programs from NBC, MTV, HGTV and more. (Multichannel News)

Global Media Exchange Acquires inDplay; division of Ascent Marketing buys online content licensing marketplace inDplay, which was backed by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. (release)

Disney Serves Up 186.7 Million Streams in July; record month tied to web originals featuring High School Musical, Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Bros. (Variety)

Viaccess and Orca Interactive Introduce Hybrid IPTV Solution; A France Telecom company and its subsidiary release solution that combines DVB channels and interactive services through the Internet. (release)

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