Vid-Biz: FCC, Qik, Totlol

Julius Genachowski Confirmed as FCC Chairman; Senate also confirms Robert McDowell for second term; two spots remain open on the five-member commission. (GigaOM)

Qik Offers Live Video on iPhone 3GS; live-casting app not sold through the official App Store because Apple and AT&T won’t allow video streaming from the phone. (TechCrunch)

Totlol Tries to Keep the Kid Vids Going; economic pressures forced the site to initially close down, but audiences implored to keep it up; site now features obtrusive ads and registration before they can go any further. (CNET)

Five Launches Broadband Soap Channel; the UK terrestrial broadcaster’s new Holy Soap consolidates the individual sites for shows like Neighbours and Home & Away. (

Gigantic Group Launching Online Movie Service; will focus on indie fare, movies will cost $2.99 and can be watched over three days. (Variety)

BitGravity Partners with Veeple; BitGravity to offer Veeple’s video content management services, Veeple to standardize its offering on BitGravity’s network. (MediaPost)

CinemaNow to Power Movie Streaming for; Canada’s top DVD-by-mail company to offer online service by the end of the year. (Video Business)

Stickam Develops StreamAPI for Facebook; application allows customers to stream live events on the popular social network. (emailed announcement)