Vid-Biz: Image Metrics, Aspera, Hulu

Image Metrics Raises $6.5 Million; Series B round for the company that makes really real-looking digital characters was led by Saffron Hill Ventures. (TechCrunch)

Aspera Releases Aspera Console 1.0; management platform lets companies monitor, control and automate delivery of really big files using Aspera’s patent-pending fasp protocol (which replaces FTP). (emailed release)

Hulu Offers HD Embeds; plunk your favorite (from a limited selection) 720p content from Hulu into your blog or web site. (Hulu Blog)

IMDB Acquires Box Office Mojo; Amazon-owned movie database buys web site that tracks box office performance, terms of the deal not disclosed. (Variety)

Sony Sticking With Selling Content on USB Drives; movies like The DaVinci Code and Men in Black being sold on Flash drives for $29.99. Why, exactly? (CNET)

J— In My Pants Tops YouTube for the Past Month; 6.7 million plays for the SNL video on YouTube vs. just 561,000 plays on NBC. (Advertising Age)

Move Networks Partners with FuelTV; action sports lifestyle network launches new HD streaming player, created by Move. (