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Vid-Biz: Ustream, ABC, 3-D TVs

4.35M Watched Live Streams Of Chilean Earthquake & Hawaii Tsunami; according to Ustream, around 4.35 million people watched their coverage of the earthquake and tsunami live on the Internet. (The Tech Journal) Now Achieving “DVR Economics” for Its Programs; ABC’s Albert Cheng says it is more appropriate to compare online’s economics to DVR’s economics than to on-air’s. (VideoNuze)

3-D TVs Are Arriving, But Can’t Play 3-D Yet; Sears and are taking orders for two Samsung 3-D-ready LCD TVs: the $2,600 46-inch UN46C7000, and the $3,300 55-inch UN55C7000 model. (NY Times)

EchoStar to Purchase SatMex; through a joint venture with MVC Comunicaciones, EchoStar will acquire the Mexican satellite operator’s shares for $267 million in cash. (Multichannel News)

The Buried Treasure in Your TV Dial; by reallocating the way we use the radio spectrum now devoted to over-the-air television broadcasting, we can create a bonanza for the government. (NY Times) Makes Changes to Upcoming Broadcasts; featured front page spots will no longer be manually scheduled, instead they will be automatically chosen from our Producers. ( blog)

New Blu-ray Players Have Arrived in Stores; Network-connected Blu-ray players with digital video services built in are showing up on showroom floors. (Zatz Not Funny!)

Harmonic’s Transcoding Selected for Vancouver Olympic Winter Games; Harmonic’s Rhozet Carbon Coder transcoding software was selected by NBC to prepare VOD content during the Olympic Winter Games. (press release)