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Ooyala Gets Money from Sierra Ventures; ex-Googler-run video distribution startup receives undisclosed sum in first major round of funding. Ooyala had netted $100,000 in cash and services, plus an investment offer, for winning the Amazon Web Services startup challenge earlier this month. (paidContent) TorrentSpy Loses Lawsuit; […]

Ooyala Gets Money from Sierra Ventures; ex-Googler-run video distribution startup receives undisclosed sum in first major round of funding. Ooyala had netted $100,000 in cash and services, plus an investment offer, for winning the Amazon Web Services startup challenge earlier this month. (paidContent)

TorrentSpy Loses Lawsuit; judge says the BitTorrent directory hid and destroyed evidence, MPAA hails decision as “significant victory for the major Hollywood studios.” (CNet)

Boondocks Creator Gets Online Gig; Aaron McGruder’s The Super Rumble Mix Show will start next month on SuperDeluxe. (The Hollywood Reporter)

IAC Partners with Brightcove; IAC businesses like 23/6, Ticketmaster and Citysearch to use Brightcove’s platform to create and distribute original video. (Reuters)

INVIDI Teams Up with Nielsen; set-top box advertiser to get Nielsen research and data to refine its addressable advertising software. (emailed release)

Will DirecTV Hit its HD Target? Company said it would offer 100 HD channels by year’s end, but with December almost over, it only has 85 running. (TVPredictions)

Backchannel Media Demos Click-Thru TV; viewer can interact with the programming via standard remote, company says it’s first, but ICTV has similar technology. (emailed release)

Veoh Hits 21.5 Million Viewers; video site says the average audience member consumes more than 80 minutes of content per month. (emailed release)

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