Vid-Biz: Starz, ESPN360, Q4 Financing

Ex-HBO Head Albrecht Joins Starz As CEO; Albrecht spent more than 20 years at HBO and was credited with a string of successes during his stint as president of HBO Original Programming. (paidContent)

ESPN360 Scores Bangladesh Cricket Rights Deal; ESPN and Nimbus Sport International have reached a three-year deal for exclusive live coverage of all Bangladesh home international cricket matches on (Multichannel News)

At Least $150.1 Million Was Raised by Video Companies in Q4 ’09; at least 21 private companies disclosed financings in the quarter, ranging from $1 million each for Howcast and Mochila to $25 million each for Dailymotion and Delivery Agent. (VideoNuze)

Dutch Love Online Viewing; during the first quarter of 2009, about 30 percent of all Dutch watched at least ten online video streams from one of the public broadcasters or RTL Nederland. (Broadband TV News)

Consumers Want 3D From Cable, Satellite; in a recent online survey, more than three-fourths of consumers would rather receive 3D content via their cable or satellite provider compared with those respondents who prefer Blu-ray/DVD. (TWICE)

Shout! Sells TV DVDs Only Online; Shout! Factory is offering its Jan. 19 catalog releases, including the fourth season of Mr. Belvedere and second season of Room 222, only at its official online store. (Video Business)

The Daily Show and Colbert Report go with SnapStream; hit Comedy Central shows have selected the company’s TV search solution for locating and packaging high-definition clips from television broadcasts. (press release)