Vid-Biz: Disney, YouTube HD, Diggnation

Disney Fights Piracy on Site it Funded;, funded by Steamboat Ventures had bootlegged Disney content like full-length copies of WALL-E up on the site. (The Wall Street Journal)

YouTube Testing HD Videos; video giant stealthily trying out the higher quality 720p format. (Epicenter Blog) CNET teaches how to tweak your YouTube embeds for HD playback.

BitGravity Launches Multi-View, Will Be Used on Diggnation; viewers can choose from five different simultaneous video streams of the show. (emailed release)

BBC’s Local Video Plan Blocked; regulators say the the $100 million project to add video bulletins to 65 local UK web sites would hurt video efforts of struggling local newspapers. (paidContent)

DVD Sales Are Down; sales of the shiny discs off 9 percent during the third quarter, Blu-Ray’s prospects even bleaker. (The New York Times)

Justin Timberlake’s SNL Skit Pulled Because of Music Clearances; embeds of the Single Ladies sketch did disappear, but not because Timberlake wanted more money. (LA Times)

Mr. Internet Wants to Be the “Talk Soup” of Web Culture; created by agency Crispin, Porter + Bogusky show will collect all manner of web-based stories and air on Plum TV. (MediaWeek)

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