Vid-Biz: Kaltura, Cable Rates, Kevin James

Kaltura Partners with PLYmedia; white-label video provider and ad platform combiming technologies to allow interactive layers of information on top of videos. (release)

FCC Says Cable Rates Up 122 Percent Since 1995; results of commission’s study looked at basic and expanded basic packages, also finds prices are lower when a second wireline cable operator enters a market. (Multichannel News)

Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) to Create Web Series for Crackle; web series Dusty Peacock is about an illusionist who stunts fail, Gary Valentine to star in it. (Variety)

Stickam Live-Streaming NATPE; company will provide all the keynotes as well as panel discussions from the TV biz conference. (release)

NBC Average 8.3 Million Uniques in 2008; network says that’s a jump of 34 percent over 2007 and that full-episode viewership online grew 25 percent over the previous year. (MediaPost)

Inauguration Video on Xbox; MSNBC had video of the event up at the Xbox Marketplace within hours after it finished. (Business of Online Video)

EQAL and Argora to Create New lonelygirl15 Offshoot; web series n1ckola will have 100 episodes and will launch on Jan. 26. (socalTECH)