Vid-Biz: Clinton, TiVo, Weird Al

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Bill Clinton Met with Kim Jong-Il Over Current TV Journalists; former president spoke with North Korean leader today about the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee. (CNN)

RCN Partners with TiVo; the cable operator will make TiVo its primary DVR platform in 2010, will integrate RCN’s VOD as well as TiVo’s broadband services. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Star in a JibJab Weird Al Video; putting your mug in the song about Charles Nelson Reilly available only if you’re a paid JibJab member. (TechCrunch)

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Roughly 200 Million Set-Top Boxes to Be Shipped in 2013; growth spurred by high definition adoption, and by homes in areas like rural India getting TVs. Video Business)

ESPN Using Web Series for High School Quarterback Competition; webisodes follow real-life QBs as they prepare for the Elite 11. (paidContent)

DivX Signs Studios, Storefronts; Lionsgate and Paramount to release films on the format while three European storefronts ERG, FilmOn.com and Play4Film agree to sell films playable on DivX devices. (releases)

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