The ongoing consolidation in the Chinese online video space has resulted in Iqiyi becoming the most popular video site in the country.
PPS.tv Gets $20 Million; Chinese video site gets third round, led by LB Investment. (paidContent)
DVD Biz Had Modest Drop in Q3; while sales and rentals dipped, Blu-ray got a boost and could help the industry hit break-even with 2007. (Video Business)
SAG Requests Federal Mediator; AMPTP holding firm on its offer, so the actors’ union is asking for the feds to step in. (Deadline Hollywood Daily)
Palin Boosts SNL to Highest Ratings in 14 Years; more than 14 million viewers tuned in to “Caribou Barbie’s” appearance. (TV Decoder) (Heck, we stayed up to watch too)
Current and RooftopComedy Sign Syndication Deal; agreement will put stand-up and sketch comedy across Current’s TV channel and web site. (Multichannel News)
The Chinese online video funding boom may be abating a bit, but the timing of this one predates the economic crisis in its current form. PPS…