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Vid-Biz: Akamai, Fandango, Roku

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Akamai Offers AdaptiveEdge Streaming for Microsoft Silverlight; quality of video adjusts based on user’s connection and can go up to HD 720p streaming. Canadian TV and Italian broadcaster RAI already using the service. (emailed release)

Dish Adding Fandango; service will allow users to purchase movie tickets through their satellite TV. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Roku to Add 10 Channels By Year’s End; set-top box also adding search to Amazon VOD. (US News) We know YouTube is probably on the list of new channels, and Dave Zatz says is another. (Zatz Not Funny!)

1Cast Signs Dow Jones, Bloomberg; news video aggregator adds those two companies to its roster, also recently launched mobile apps for Android and the iPhone. (MediaWeek)

Break Media Launches Car Legends Web Series with Castrol; monthly show will examine urban legends about cars — like the banana in the tailpipe. (TVWeek)

Fliqz Signs 50 New Customers; AAA and Green Energy TV among clients now paying for premium video services. (emailed release)

IMDb Eyes Streaming for All its Films Listed; it won’t be easy to achieve that dream given the number of content owners, but site’s founder says thousands of new pieces of video content are being added each week. (CNET)