Vid-Biz: Blockbuster, 5min, WGA

Blockbuster Partners with Microsoft; two companies plan to use the “Live Mesh” software platform to distribute movies to mobile devices. (Dallas Morning News)

5min Launches Syndication Network; VideoSeed will match relevant how-to videos to keywords used on partner sites. (TechCrunch)

AMPTP Says It’s Making WGA New Media Payments; studios say online video residuals due to the writers are being paid or will be paid soon, slowdown happened because new payment systems had to be created. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Trouble with Rokus? Owners of the Netflix Player set-top box say video quality has taken a nosedive, Roku says problems are on Netflix’s end. (CNET)

Hulu Adds Recommendations; new tab will suggest other content you might like based on your viewing habits. (Hulu Blog)

Flight of the Conchords to Premiere on Funny or Die; season 2 of HBO’s comedy show to air online on Dec. 17th, weeks before it’s shown on the cable network (HBO owns a stake in FoD). (Aint It Cool News)