Vid-Biz: DTV, iPhone, BT

2.8 Million Unprepared for the DTV Transition; the national analog shutoff happens Friday, younger African-American and Hispanic households most unready; elderly are the most ready. (CNET)

What’s Up With Live Video Streaming for the iPhone? Companies like Qik and Ustream are still unsure what live-streaming functionality the new 3G S iPhone will allow. (TechCrunch)

BT Wants to Charge Video Content Providers; company says content providers like YouTube should pony up for the amount of bandwidth they consume on its network. (GigaOM) Last week, BT was caught throttling the BBC iPlayer in the evenings.

New HDMI Spec Supports 3D; the 1.4 specification of the high-definition multimedia interface would also allow for 4K HD formats (current is 2K) and make it easier to connect devices and watch HD content from the Internet. (Multichannel News)

Cable VOD to Become More Web Like; as the number of titles available increase, Time Warner Cable looks to improve search, add recommendations and connect to your mobile device. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Bid4Spots to Start Selling Local Cable TV Airtime Today; company kicks off its reverse-auction clearinghouse for unsold ad inventory. (MediaWeek)

Pirate Bay Judge Ruled Not Biased; though the judge was a member of copyright associations, court says that was for him to stay on top of copyright issues. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Comedy Writers Find New Opportunities Online; with sit-coms on the decline on traditional TV, scribes from shows like Human Giant and even Beverly Hills 90210 are creating comic bits for the web. (Variety)