Vid-Biz: Comcast, Transpera, Blockbuster

Comcast’s BitTorrent Settlement Excludes Pirates; users affected by Comcast’s P2P blocking can claim part of the $16 million fund that was setup as part of the settlement, but only if they state under penalty of perjury that BitTorrent was never used to download copyrighted content. (TorrentFreak)

Mobile Video Firm Transpera Adds $2 Million In Funding; the mobile video delivery tech firm and ad network has raised $2 million worth of a $5 million third round of funding. (mocoNews)

Blockbuster Eliminates Viacom Credit Agreement; the DVD rental firm has severed its last tie to its former parent by eliminating the final $24 million of certain letters of credit it maintained on behalf of Viacom. (Multichannel News)

1 in 8 iPlayer Views Comes from a Gaming Console; requests from the PlayStation 3 increased by two percentage points to make up 8 percent of all requests in December, with the Wii adding another 3 percent. (Broadband TV News)

Vizio at CES: Dump your ‘Dumb TV’ for a Smart One; Matt McRae, vice president of Vizio, talks about the company’s new Internet-connected HDTVs, the new TV app store, and content partners such as, Revision3, CinemaNow, Showtime, CBS, CNBC, NBC and others. (TubeFilter)

Comcast Remote DVR Scheduling is Here!; some Comcast users can now manage all of their DVR recordings online via an upgrade to their Motorola set-top boxes. (Zatz Not Funny!)

Bresnan Launches Dynamic VOD Ad Trial; the company has kicked off a 12-week test of a dynamic ad-insertion system for video-on-demand programming in four Montana markets that will use technology from Arris, Avail-TVN and BlackArrow. (Multichannel News)

VOD Revenues to Reach $2.4B in U.S. by 2013; analyst firm Futuresource estimates that by 2013, VOD revenues will reach $2.4 billion in the U.S. and $618 million in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. (Broadband TV News)

Edgecast Networks Expands Global Capacity With New POPs; in a major upgrade to its global network, the content delivery network provider is adding two new strategic points of presence: Singapore and Paris. (press release)

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