Vid-Biz: Asterpix, Innovid, DivX

Asterpix, Innovid Push Interactive Video Forward; Asterpix’s Asterbot automatically recognizes key items and generates clickable hotspots, Innovid allows insertion of interactive 3D objects into video. (Asterpix: emailed release; Innovid: TechCrunch)

Panasonic Blu-Ray Player Gets DivX Certified; Panasonic’s new device to be released in March in Europe and Russia. (RTT News)

VentureBeat Launches Digital Media Section; Dean Takahashi heading up the initiative. (VentureBeat)

MLB Goes All HD; Fox to produce its entire baseball package in high-definition. (Broadcasting & Cable)

GroupM Warns of Advertisers of Impending Privacy Issues; CEO Marc Goldstein said the microscopic tracking of consumer Internet and digital TV usage could bring government intrusion. (MediaWeek)