Vid-Biz: News Corp., Warner Bros., Disney


News Corp. Plans to ‘Reinvent’ Content for the Mobile Web; the company outlined its plans to use some of its broadcast spectrum to deliver TV, newspapers and other content to mobile devices. (MediaPost)

Warner Launches Video-on-Demand in Europe; Hollywood studios are considering changes to the way they make films available for rent in Europe after Warner Bros. launched a continent-wide VOD initiative. (Financial Times)

Disney’s Iger Cash Take Cut By 28 Percent; CEO’s cash compensation dropped to $12 million from $16.7 million in FY08, and his annual package with equity awards totaled $21.5 million, down from $26 million last year. (paidContent)

Liberty Extends Maffei’s Term as President, CEO For Five Years; Greg Maffei’s annual base salary jumps to $1.5 million from $1 million, with 5 percent annual increases and a target cash bonus up to 200 percent of that year’s base. (paidContent)

Mobile Video App Revenue to Double by 2013; mobile video application sales will double over the next four years to $2.42 billion worldwide in 2013, with much of that growth taking place next year. (Video Business)

Cablevision Clicks On Movie Trailer Promo For Paramount; the cable provider will let viewers “bookmark” a two-minute trailer of Paramount’s Up in the Air for later on-demand viewing. (Multichannel News)

Facebook COO to Join Disney Board; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been nominated to be a director on the Walt Disney board, a position that will get rubberstamped in March. (AllThingsD)

Redbox Pulls Grisly Brittany Murphy Movie Image; three days after the actress passed out in her bathroom and later died, DVD rental chain Redbox said on Wednesday it was pulling a poster depicting the actress posing lifeless in a bathtub. (Reuters)

Ballmer Starts Internal Video Podcast; the Microsoft chief has started doing an occasional video podcast for Microsoft’s internal Academy Mobile site, to reach the company’s 90,000 employees. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

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