Vid-Biz: Epix, Adobe Flash, Verizon FiOS

Mediacom Will Launch Epix in April; the deal marks the second announced this week for Epix; the first was that it will be part of Cox Communications’ movie tier when it joins that distributor, also in April. (Multichannel News)

Microsoft Urges Windows XP Users to Ditch Old Flash Version; the company issued a security advisory asking users to uninstall Flash Player 6.0, as that version of the multimedia player plugin contains multiple bugs. (Ars Technica)

Verizon Sheds Light on FiOS’s TV Widget Plans; the service has more sports, multicultural, games, and program-specific widgets, including those for reality TV shows and other series. (Verizon at Home blog)

ActiveVideo Networks Helping Blockbuster Deliver a Converged Experience; the Blockbuster on Demand app developed using ActiveVideo’s JavaScript/HTML authoring kit will give users a web-like experience of search, discovery and previewing on their TVs, via connected devices. (VideoNuze)

Nielsen, Microsoft Expand Measurement of Xbox Live Audience; after measuring the 1 vs. 100 audience, Microsoft is now focused on deploying the joint measurement capabilities more broadly across the Xbox Live service. (Beet.TV)

Fuel TV Launches iPhone App; Fox Cable Networks’ action sports service has launched an interactive, media-rich application available for free via through the iTunes App Store. (Multichannel News)