Vid-Biz: Panther Express, Reality Digital, Mobui

CD Networks Buys Panther Express; one-time competitor to the likes of Akamai bought, rumor is that Panther was low on cash and rescued by CD Networks. (alarm:clock) Just in time, too because Media and Entertainment M&A Predicted to Get Worse in 2009. A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers says activity will be “significantly less” than 2008. (paidContent)

Reality Digital Launches Social Media Platorm; white label’s “Harmony” is a self-service tool for SMBs to build online video and social networking communities. (Reality Digital)

Socialize While Watching TV with Mobui; mobile chat application lets broadcasters or users set up chat rooms to discuss shows. (CNET)

Variety Shuts Down The Biz; magazine ditching the social network to focus solely on the job market. (paidContent)

Does CBS’s Streaming App Guarantee Sling’s App Store Approval? Watching full-length shows through the new TV.com iPhone app could pave the way for Sling’s mobile TV applications. (jkOnTheRun)

TiVo Ads 17 More Cable Networks to StopWatch Service; the DVR company’s ratings systems signs up Sundance Channel, NBA Network, HBO 2 and more bringing the total number of customers to 93. (MediaPost)

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