> A shake-up within Move Networks, including the resignation of CEO Roxanne Austin and an unknown number of layoffs, has Comcast looking around for a new video player for its Fancast Xfinity site. The company's plan is to "transition" off Move's adaptive bit rate streaming technology, according to a story in Light Reading Cable.
> And in other Comcast news (when you're the big fish you swim in a bigger news pond), MidContinent Communications, a triple play services provider partially owned by the MSO, is looking for $675 million in loans for a shareholder payout and to refinance debt. It would be snarky and unfair to suggest raising rates. Story.
> In other MSO news (yes, there are other MSOs) Cox Communications of Mickle, Ga., is laying off an undisclosed number of employees as part of an overall consolidation with Cox Florida. The consolidation is creating a new entity called Cox Florida Georgia Region. Story.
> Following the pebble ripples in a pond theory, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has named Angela Kronenberg chief of staff, replacing Rick Kaplan, who is succeeding Bruce Gottlieb as chief counsel to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. In an unrelated ripple (we think), Clyburn also said that Eloise Gore will be "on detail" from the Media Bureau to advise on media and consumer issues. News release (PDF).
And finally... Jupiter Communications (J:Com) is launching a flat rate on-demand TV service to let Japanese subscribers watch programs created by U.S.-based Warner Bros. Entertainment including "Eleventh Hour," "Southland," "Gossip Girl," the evergreen "Friends" and the always-frenzied "ER." J:Com provides cable TV service in major cities and suburbs in Japan. Story.