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Vid-Biz: Funding, YouTube, SNL

Video Companies Raise $180.9 Million in Q3; Roku, Ustream, boxee among those who received influx of cash. (VideoNuze) And kicking off the next quarter is Delivery Agent, which announced today that it has raised $25 million to expand its click-to-buy applications for video. (paidContent)

YouTube Makes Sharing Private Vids Easier; quietly launched a few weeks ago, users can create a special URL for a private vid and send it to 25 people who, if logged in, can view it with just a click. (YouTube Blog)

SNL Intro Shot with a DSLR Camera; the Canon EOS 7d and 5d used for the new opening as well as for some studio sketches. (Philip Bloom)

SyFy Connecting with Fans; executives from the cable network plan to engage with fans on social networking sites as well as in person at meetups in LA and NY. (TV by the Numbers)

Cox Bumps Up Bandwidth Cap; cable co raises maximum data usage limits across all its packages, topping out at 250 GB a month. (Multichannel News)

Vook Launches Today; combines video with book reading and social interaction. (

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