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Comcast-NBC Deal Would Face Heavy Regulatory Scrutiny; regulators might impose restrictions against the companies that would wipe out some of the benefits of the deal. (Wall Street Journal) Apple Files Patent for Unskippable Ads; the technology is able to freeze a device until the user clicks […]

Comcast-NBC Deal Would Face Heavy Regulatory Scrutiny; regulators might impose restrictions against the companies that would wipe out some of the benefits of the deal. (Wall Street Journal)

Apple Files Patent for Unskippable Ads; the technology is able to freeze a device until the user clicks a button or answers a test question to demonstrate that he or she has watched a commercial. (NY Times)

Warner Music Taps FreeWheel to Monetize Music Videos Online; the partnership allows WMG to manage its ads across a number of online video sites, including YouTube. (MediaPost)

BBC Launches iPlayer Channel On the Wii; the new BBC iPlayer will become a dedicated channel on the gaming console, beginning November 18. (press release)

Microsoft Launching Zune Outside the US; the video service will be available in 18 of the largest western markets, including the UK, France, Germany, and Australia. (Financial Times)

Cartoon Network Introduces Mix-and-Match DVDs; for $20, customers can pick from hundreds of episodes of Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and other shows to create their own 110-minute personal DVD. (Video Business)

  1. [...] would go through. Vivendi was looking for some cash upfront in case GE’s deal with Comcast didn’t pass regulatory review, while GE wanted to hold off on a transaction until it was ready to sign off on the Comcast-NBC [...]

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  2. [...] the last nine months negotiating a deal, but now the real fun begins. The deal is expected to face intense scrutiny from government regulators, which will take several months and could wipe out some of the benefits of creating the [...]

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