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Vid-Biz: Sony, iStreamPlanet, NBC

Sony Slices 8,000 Jobs; cuts are 4 percent of global workforce, the electronics division will be hardest hit. (VentureBeat)

iStreamPlanet and Move Networks Partner Up; live-streamed event production company to offer adaptive streaming as the two enter a mutual reseller agreement. (release)

NBC’s Zucker on Digital and Primetime; says digital has slowed and won’t be the growth engine the network thought it would be, and he is keeping the option open to cut the number of primetime hours or nights a week the peacock broadcasts. (MediaWeek)

NBA Hands Over Digital Rights to Regional Sports Nets; deals will let regional sports networks that carry NBA games offer their own video-on-demand, as well as some broadband services like local streaming of live games. (Sports Business Journal)

Hulu Enables Full-Screen Embeds; any video from the service embedded on any other site can now be watched in full screen mode (after video plays, type “f” or mouse over to reveal the full-screen button in the upper right). (Hulu Blog)

New Documentary Based on YouTube Love Story; movie will follow the true-life romance that was carried out on the video-sharing site between an Australian teen and an American teen. (The Hollywood Reporter)

House Report Says FCC Chair “Manipulated, Withheld” Findings; House Energy and Commerce Committee alleges Kevin Martin manipulated findings in an upcoming report that would have caused cable re-regulation. (Broadcasting & Cable)

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