Maker Studios in deal for Blip; Netflix's Ted Sarandos profiled

Quick news from across the Web.

> Maker Studios agreed to buy Blip, gaining a foothold in online-video distribution outside YouTube. Story  

The Los Angeles Times takes a close look at Netflix Content Chief Ted Sarandos and his influence on Hollywood. Story

> Time Warner Cable app arrives on Xbox 360. Story

> YouTube signs European music licensing deal. Story

Variety looks at the motives behind the reported Viacom-Sony OTT deal. Story

Cable news

> AT&T is boosting the speed of its U-verse broadband product in 40 more markets to about 45 Mbps. Story

IPTV news

> Bell Canada introduced TV Everywhere apps for Android, iOS and Blackberry devices. Story

And finally... A deep dive by New York Times into ESPN and the way it has changed college sports revealed the cable network is open to working with new OTT providers, as long as they take ESPN's entire bundle of channels. The company is also working on a new user interface that would let viewers watch multiple streams of video simultaneously alongside stats, scores and social media feeds. The TV Everywhere app Watch ESPN is both "a significant measure to preserve the current [pay-TV] system" and ESPN's "best opportunity to convert to something new," CEO John Skipper told the TimesRead more