Vid-Biz: Manga, iPhone, thePlatfrom

Jaman Gets Manga Content from Starz; movie site will offer such as Ghost in the Shell, Robotech and Astro Boy. (release)

AT&T Synergizing iPhones and U-Verse; planned functionality includes using the iPhone as a remote and downloading shows to the mobile device. (Reuters)

Comcast’s thePlatform Hooks Up with Six Ad Partners; video publishing service to offer Microsoft adManager, DoubleClick’s In-Stream, Tremor Media and other options for customers. (Multichannel News)

No More DTV Coupons for You! National Telecommunications and Information Administration says it has neither the power nor the desire to reissue the subsidy to households that didn’t redeem the initial batch. (Broadcasting & Cable) Plus, how will the DTV switch on Feb. 18 impact viewership of the Oscars on Feb. 22? (Variety)

Blu-Ray Not Big Business for Netflix; company’s CFO says the HD format won’t have significant impact on its business; less than 10 percent of its subscribers order Blu-Ray discs. (Video Business)

Tweet Your Debate Comments on Current; network’s web site will stream the debate and post user’s thoughts sent via Twitter in close to real time. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Verisign Hosting .TV Contest; submissions need to show what a “.tv worlds looks like,” grand prize winner gets a Sony HDR-TG-1 digital Camcorder. (