Analyst: Hulu to Bring in $120 million in ’09

Hulu will take in $120 million this year, Screen Digest analyst Arash Amel tells BusinessWeek. That’s a downgrade from his previous estimate of $180 million for 2009. And the previous estimate isn’t all that outdated; it was made in November, after the economy was already well on its way down the tubes.
At the time, Amel had said Hulu would bring in $70 million by the end of 2008; now he’s also downgraded that figure to $65 million. Amel thinks YouTube (s GOOG) revenue for 2009 will be on par with Hulu’s, at $120 million, downgraded from $180 million as well.
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Vid-Biz: Take180, 3-D TVs, CEOs

Take180 has 9M Views Since Last Fall; Disney-owned studio formally launches with three participatory web series: My Date, I <3 Vampires, Electric Spoofaloo. (release)
3-D TVs Could Account for 10% of Global TV Sales by 2011; but only if industry agrees on autostereoscopic standard, according to Screen Digest. (release)

Digital Media CEOs Worth Less
; Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer lost $6 billion and Netflix’s Reed Hastings is the lone gainer on paidContent’s chart of how digital media CEOs’ holdings changed in 2008. (paidContent)

Reckitt-Benckiser to Shift $20M to Web from TV
; major advertiser had measured-media budget of $475 million last year, with less than $1 million on the web; now employing video ad networks to get cheap CPMs. (AdAge)
iWidgets Signs Revision3; will distribute Diggnation via Facebook application. (release)
ExtendMedia Names Tom MacIsaac CEO; was previously on startup’s board as partner at BlueRun Ventures, prior to that was CEO of AOL-acquired Lightningcast. (emailed release)

Entertainment Tonight Comes to the iPhone
; get your celebrity news on the go with application developed by Rhythm New Media. (emailed release)