Vid-Biz: DirecTV, Netflix, Holiday Box Office

DirecTV to Launch a 3-D Channel; the satellite TV provider plans to launch the first U.S. 3-D HDTV channel early next year. (HD Guru) It will also deliver more than 200 HD channels with the launch of its latest satellite. (Multichannel News)

Netflix’s Video Streaming Will Attract Investors, Suitors; Susquehanna Financial Group says investors should buy Netflix now before someone else buys it later. (Video Business)

Studios Make Bigger Push for Digital Sales; cable television network Showtime has begun selling episodes of its hit series Weeds online weeks ahead of the DVD release. (Wall Street Journal)

Holiday Box Office Breaks Records; the domestic box office tallied its biggest weekend in history, with an estimated $280 million in revenues. (Video Business)

Broadcasters’ Woes Could Spell Trouble for Free TV; the current business model at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox is unraveling, as cable TV and the web have fractured the audience for free TV and siphoned its ad dollars. (Associated Press)

Amazon Sold About 100K Blu-ray Players Over the Holiday; the online retailer said the players it sold would stretch more than 27 miles, which would equal about 100,600 devices. (Video Business)