Broadband Content Bits: Virgin Web VOD, Russian Games, TV Ads

Virgin web VOD: Virgin Media (NSDQ: VMED) will finally take its popular cable TV VOD service on to the web and mobile later this year. Commercial director Alex Green says. Via TechRadar.

Russian games: Japanese VC fund UMJ Russia Fund is buying 30 percent of Russia’s Game Network, which broadcasts its Gameland TV channel for gamers, for $3 million, Vedomosti reports (via Quintura): “The channel is going to distribute Japanese anime and manga content to the Russian audience.”

TV ads forecast: Screen Digest is upping its 2010 TV ads growth forecast from 2.1 percent to 4.6 percent, with analysts placing hopes on ITV’s World Cup 2010 ad sales. Via