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Vid-Biz: Panasonic VOD, Cisco Olympics, Sony 3-D

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Panasonic Adding Movie VOD Transactions To Its Connected TVs; the CE maker is adding a third-party movie vendor, AceTrax, to VieraCast, the connected-TV interface, on its TVs and Blu-ray players in Europe. (paidContent)

Cisco Wants Flip In On NBC’s Olympic 2012 Plans; Cisco provided NBC with Flip video cameras for US athletes to record the behind-the-scenes action in Vancouver, but it’s not clear whether NBC will enter into a similar agreement for the upcoming Olympic games in 2012. (MediaPost)

Sony Looks To Be No. 1 in 3-D Televisions; Samsung and Panasonic were aheadof Sony with their 3-D TVs, but Sony believes it can be the worldwide leader in 3-D products in the next three years. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Suddenlink Boxes Up TiVo Deal; as the seventh-largest US MSO pushes ahead with a next-generation set-top box project, it has inked a deal to distribute co-branded TiVo Premiere DVRs and non-DVR devices. (Light Reading Cable)

MobiTV World Cup Streams Top 88 Million Minutes; the subscription-based mobile TV service had streamed more than 88 million minutes of World Cup soccer action through July 2. (MediaWeek)

ChoiceStream Provides Personalized Viewing for Epix Subscribers;ChoiceStreamwas chosen by Epix to provide movie recommendations for Epix broadband video viewers. (press release)

ESPN, ACC Connect On $1.9 Billion Rights Deal; the 12-year pact of bundled rights gives the sports programmer exclusive rights to every conference-controlled football and men’s basketball game, plus women’s basketball and Olympic sports matchups. (Multichannel News)

Don’t Feel Bad, Warren Buffett Wastes Hours On YouTube Too; Warren Buffett recently sat down to answer the question you’ve always wanted to ask: What he does he do on the Internet? (The Business Insider)