Vid-Biz: epix, DVRs, Battlestar

Viacom/Paramount/Lionsgate/MGM Venture Has a Name; the new premium content channel launching next year will be called epix. (MediaDailyNews)

Survey: 90 Percent of DVR Users Skip Ads; TiVo-based Starcom study finds higher percentage of ad zappers than others, which put the number closer to 60-70 percent. (MediaPost)

Battlestar Galactica Webisodes Debut Today; “The Face of the Enemy” is a 10-part online series revolving around a frakkin’ murder mystery in space. (

Heroes the Most Time-Shifted Show of the Year; according to Nielsen, with Fringe, Lost, Bones and Grey’s Anatomy rounding out the top 5.


Anvato Raises $2 Million; automated video content identification and monetization company raises half of its $4 million Series A, led by Oxantium Ventures. (release)

Andrew Lloyd Weber Goes YouTube; his branded channel will feature clips from Jesus Christ Superstar, live performances from other shows and interviews. (Variety)