Vid-Biz: Funny or Die, ESPN, VHS

Funny or Die Raises $3 Million(?); cash comes from undisclosed investor, though news reports unsure of whether this is a new round or part of the previous $15 million round. (Reuters)

ESPN to Launch Interactive TV Apps Next Year; sports network to launch three iTV initiatives, two based on the EBIF software spec and one based on Tru2Way, will allow viewers to do things like create custom data feeds and participate in votes and polls. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Last of the VHS Holdouts Gives Up the Ghost; VHS distributor Distribution Video Audio says this is the last Christmas the company will offer the antiquated format. (Ars Technica)

SAG Delays Strike Authorization Vote; ballots won’t be sent out until Jan. 14th at the earliest. (The Hollywood Reporter) Picks EdgeCast Networks; IT infrastructure taps EdgeCast as its content delivery network. (emailed release)