Vid-Biz: CBS, MySpace, Long Tail

CBS Launching Katie Couric Web Show; weekly “online conversations” with the CBS news anchor to feature big names and run for 20-30 minutes each. (Media Decoder)
Report: MySpace Plans to Launch New Vid Service; with some help from Hulu, the site will supposedly offer more feature films, TV shows and music videos. (CNET)
Study: Netflix Data Contradicts the Long Tail Theory; academic paper finds that people still mostly want to watch the hits. (The Hollywood Reporter)
12seconds Releases iPhone App; 12mail lets you send short video messages to your Facebook and Twitter contacts. (12mail iTunes link)
Republicans Mobilize to Block FCC Net Neutrality Plan; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Tex.) introduces amendment to prohibit the FCC from spending money to create “new regulatory mandates.” (Multichannel News) But at least NBC’s Jeff Zucker Likes Genachowski’s Plan; especially the bits about distinguishing between legal and illegal content. (Multichannel News)
Comcast Kicking Off Media Blitz for Fancast; the premium content portal looking to take on Hulu with prime-time TV ads. (Ad Age)
Nokeena Changes Name to Ankeena; switch made because of unspecified trademark issues. (Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)