– *Netflix* expands to Silverlight and Macs; HD on Xbox: Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) has broadened its offerings as it has begun deploying Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Silverlight for streaming as well as opening the door to its Mac-using subscribers, newsfactor.com reports. Though the Silverlight move will only affect a few, Netflix will roll out the platform to all of its subscribers by the end of the year. The company is also ramping up its Xbox offerings; it announced the streaming deal earlier this summer and now NewTeeVee says the Xbox Live service update will include HD movies as well.
— MTV launches Hulu-like music video site: Now if only MTV would actually feature music on its TV network… This week the company went live with a new music video service which Ad Age noted looks strikingly similar to its Viacom (NYSE: VIA) sibling, Hulu. Along with the usual social media element, mtvmusic.com includes a library of videos and the ability to embed the them on personal web pages.
— TidalTV taps CNBC for long-form content: Expanding its business offerings, the broadband TV platform has signed a deal with CNBC for streaming rights to The Hunt for Black Gold, The Millionaire Inside, and Saving General Motors, TVWeek reports. TidalTV will also stream news updates from CNBC.com; it already carries news features from NBC News and MSNBC, as well as WSJ, AP and AFP.
— Actor fka Bud Bundy snags Crackle.com show: In case you were wondering what ever happened to Married with Children‘s Bud Bundy, the actor, David Faustino, is slated to star in an original series on Sony’s Crackle.com, Variety reports. Star-ving is based on an exaggerated version of his own life; in the show he runs his own struggling porn shop and loses his wife to a rap star. (Not sure we want to know what’s true.)