Vid-Biz: Verizon, Big Screens, Redbox

Verizon Added 300,000 New New FiOS TV Subs in Q2; telco now has 2.5 million subscribers to its TV service. (GigaOM) No wonder the company’s CEO, Ivan Seidenberg, said at an investor conference yesterday that “Video is going to be the core product in the fixed-line business.” (Bits Blog)

California to Ban Some Big Screens? State energy regulators look to require electronics retailers to sell only energy-saving TV models. (The LA Times)

DreamWorks CEO Likes Redbox; Jeffrey Katzenberg says the kiosk company boosts rental-to-purchase rates. (Media Decoder)

Ustream Comes to Android; it’s the second mobile live-streaming service for the platform, while the iPhone has none. (TechCrunch)

Designer and Prescription 3D Glasses on the Way; goodbye bulky, unattractive goggles, hello Gucci. (Variety)

Associated Press Signs Deal with Internet Broadcasting; content distribution pact will give AP members in Internet Broadcasting’s network access to enhanced text, photos and videos. (MediaWeek)