Vid-Biz: Bid4Spots, Macrovision, Monk

Bid4Spots Getting into Local Cable TV; service will start offering weekly auctions of TV airtime; inventory will be organized by demographic to the neighborhood level. (MediaWeek)

Macrovision to Change Name to Rovi; new moniker will officially take over on July 15. (emailed release)

Monk to Live on as Web Series; the TV show will end its seven-season run this summer, but a 10-episode web series about Adrian Monk’s childhood will continue after the show’s end. (Tubefilter)

Watch Flip HD Video on Your PS3; just plug the device into the console via the built-in USB connector and watch home movies right off the camera. (last100)

More Indie Filmmakers Eyeing 3D at Cannes; opening up that third dimension can set films apart and translate into increased business. (The LA Times)

Cablevision Launching Travel Service on TV; would allow viewers to book travel through their television sets. (CNET)

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