Vid-Biz: Apple, Discovery, Comcast-NBCU

Apple in Push to Halve Cost of TV Shows; the company is pressing US television networks to reduce prices for TV shows offered on iTunes in order to help spur demand. (Financial Times)

Discovery Readies 3D Network for Launch this Year; Discovery says it will launch one of the first 3-D television networks later this year or in early 2011. (Beet.TV)

Comcast, NBCU File with Justice Department; the companies made a formal filing for review of their proposed merger to the the Justice Department. (Multichannel News)

Blu-ray Players to Dominate by 2013; In-Stat says significant price drops drove unit shipments of Blu-ray players to triple in North America in 2009, and predicts 80 million network-enabled Blu-ray players will ship worldwide by 2013. (Financial Times)

YouTube Distributes Lionsgate/Massify Shorts; the online video site will release film shorts jointly produced by Lionsgate and film collaboration web site Massify. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Cineplex Selects Sonic to Power Digital Movie Distribution; the Canadian theater chain has licensed Sonic’s Roxio CinemaNow platform to power a new movie streaming and download service at scheduled to launch in 2010. (press release)

Internap Provides CDN for Sundance Film Festival; Sundance will use Internap’s CDN during the festival and afterwards for creation, delivery and management of interactive web content. (press release)

Vidyo Introduces Personal Telepresence System; the VidyoRoom HD-220, the first telepresence room system based on the Intel Core i7 processing platform, is available for $6,995 and delivers support for two 1080p video streams at 30 frames per second for dual monitor support. (emailed release)