Vid-Biz: Viacom Earnings, Adobe Flash, Blockbuster


Viacom Beats Q4 Estimates; CEO Philippe Dauman, coming off a 4 percent decline in domestic advertising sales in the fourth quarter, said he expects the ad climate to improve in the first quarter. (Multichannel News)

Adobe’s Flash 10.1 Coming to Smart Phones; the latest version of Flash, which has been in Beta on some smart phones since October, will get a big push into the mobile ecosystem at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. (Beet.TV)

Blockbuster Fighting Back with New Technologies; battling financial losses, layoffs and fierce competition, Blockbuster is betting its survival on a slew of new technologies designed to make it easy to watch movies wherever and however you want. (Dallas Morning News)

House of Lords Has Serious Concerns About Digital Economy Bill; the Lords’ Human Rights Joint Committee has put out a report that is highly critical of the more controversial points in the Digital Economy Bill. (TechDirt)

Will Upcoming TiVo Improvements Include Full HD Support?; a CrunchGear tipster writes that TiVo will move to full HD menus, add improved search, and phase out its Series 2 hardware in the next update to its product portfolio. (CrunchGear)

Avail-TVN Readies ‘TV Everywhere’ Platform; Longtime cable video partner Avail-TVN says it will soon kick off some trials with major cable networks to test a platform for TV Everywhere-esque online video distribution. (Light Reading)

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