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Vid-Biz: Iger, Real, Shark Week

Iger Talks Authentication; during Disney earnings call CEO expressed concern over TV Everywhere ideas that deliver content at no extra cost to subscribers. (paidContent)

RealDVD Lawsuit Drags Down Real Earnings; company spent $4.3 million on litigation in the second quarter defending the controversial DVD ripping software; Real’s revenue dropped 11 percent to $135.7 million. (Video Business)

Shark Week Sinks Teeth into Mobile; the 22-year-old franchise from Discovery will get its own channel on Qualcomm’s FLO TV service from Aug. 1 – 14. (Multichannel News)

12Seconds Launches iPhone App; record 12 seconds of videos and immediately post it to the micro-blogging platform. (12Seconds)

New York Times Ramps Up Video Obituaries; news pub has 30 videos done and 10 in production (including one for a former president). (Editor & Publisher)

Reed Elsevier Plans to Sell Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable; industry pubs on the block because of the harsh advertising environment. (MediaWeek)

Web and TV Projects on Equal Footing at ITVFest; programs created for the web will go head-to-head with projects geared towards TV at the Independent TV Festival. (Variety)