Vid-Biz: WGA, Money, BBC

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WGA Calls Membership Meeting for Saturday; both coasts to convene, guild says serious talks have resumed, negotiations continue. (Broadcasting & Cable)

XinLab and MediaPhy Raise Money; streaming tech company XinLab pulls in $8.1 million in Series A, while TV-on-your-mobile-phone chipmaker MediaPhy gets $7 million. (XinLab: PE Hub; MediaPhy: VentureBeat)

BBC iPlayer Gaining Traction; surge in usage causes Screen Digest to revise its UK online TV market upwards to 1.5 billion streams and downloads in 2008. (release (PDF format))

Disney CEO Could Dump Upfronts; Iger will leave decision up to the networks but says the pageantry around the sales process is “an anachronism.” (Multichannel News)

Microsoft, MTV and BMG Team Up for Music Vids and Clips; deal will put South Park, Cribs and a host of music videos on MSN Video across Europe. (Variety)