Vid-Biz: Lovefilm, MTV Music Meter, Sling on iPhone


Lovefilm Extends Streaming to Germany; the streaming service for PCs is now live, allowing German subscribers to receive films over their broadband connection. (Broadband TV News)

MTV Unveils Music Meter: A Hot 100 for the Social Media Age; by tracking an artist’s social media buzz and streams, in addition to purchase data, MTV’s chart shows a more real-time portrait of up-and-coming artists. (Fast Company)

Sling Improves Video Quality in iPhone App; Sling said that to take advantage of high-quality streaming, users will need an 800 kilobits per second download speed over Wi-Fi and a 500Kbps speed on 3G. (CNET)

78% Of Mobile Web Video Is Encoded To Play On Apple Devices; according to, nearly 80 percent of customers encode mobile video to play on Apple iOS devices, whereas only 4 percent encode specifically for Android devices. (TechCrunch)

TV Channel Position Disappearing, What Happens to Broadcast/Cable Nets?; while channel position remains important today, there are now signs of technological innovation that will lead to channel position disappearing. (BTIG Research)

Tunerfish for iPhone Just Got Even Better; the newest version has a more interactive trending view, and takes push notifications to the next level with friend-watching alerts and a settings panel. (Tunerfish blog)

Icahn’s Lionsgate Bid: Out of Time — and Luck; barring a miracle, Carl Icahn will lose his bid to pad the Lionsgate board with loyalists on Tuesday. (The Wrap)

Paramount to Release Feature Films, Plus Extras for Windows Phone 7; the studio will release 10 “enhanced movie apps” for Windows Phone 7, allowing you to watch a feature-length movie on your mobile device, as well as bonus material. (Mobiputing)

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