Vid-Biz: Sky, Ooyala, Comcast

Sky Putting 3-D Before VOD; despite a promise to add a true pull-VOD service to its TV options in 2010, Sky gave no progress update for the service, but said it would start launch Europe’s first 3-D channel this spring. (paidContent:UK)

Ooyala Launches Localized Japanese Platform; with the new release, customers will be able to create and manage their video publishing account in Japanese. (press release)

Comcast CEO Not Convinced 3-D Is Future of TV; Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts says the company plans to produce great 3-D content, but isn’t sure the new technology will be the next HD in terms of adoption for 24/7 TV. (Multichannel News)

More Optimism for Big Media and Big Ad Budgets; Barclays analyst Anthony DiClemente lifts his 2010 U.S. ad market estimates from no growth to that of 3.5 percent. (MediaMemo)

Digital Movie Label FilmBuff Launches on Babelgum; Cinetic Rights Management’s digital move label has launched a channel on the Babelgum mobile platform, with a series of clips and trailers from previous Sundance Festival hits such as Slacker, Metropolitan and The Order Of Myths. (Screen Daily)

Canoe Ventures Names Redpath SVP and General Counsel; the interactive advertising firm announced Wednesday that it has appointed John Redpath as its SVP and general counsel. (InteractiveTV Today)

Time Warner Cable Inks Deal for Food Network, Great American Country; cable company has entered into a multiyear pact with Scripps Networks Interactive for continued distribution of Food Network and music-oriented service Great American Country. (Multichannel News)

Setanta Sports USA to Go Dark Feb. 28; as expected, Setanta Sports will pull the plug on its premium channel in the U.S. and the Caribbean on Feb. 28, transferring select programming rights to Fox Soccer Channel on March 1. (Multichannel News)

Qik Launches Private Beta for Qik-in-Touch; live streaming firm launches private beta for its desktop video-sharing application. (Qik)