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Disney: “No Decisions Have Been Made” on Hulu Premium; Disney EVP Kevin Mayer says “no decisions have been made” about what kind of pay models and services Hulu is going to use, or when those will roll out. (MediaMemo) KickApps Lands NBC for Social Video Sites; […]

Disney: “No Decisions Have Been Made” on Hulu Premium; Disney EVP Kevin Mayer says “no decisions have been made” about what kind of pay models and services Hulu is going to use, or when those will roll out. (MediaMemo)

KickApps Lands NBC for Social Video Sites; the companies struck a licensing deal that enables all of NBCU’s entertainment properties to use KickApps’ social software solution, expanding a prior relationship that focused primarily on NBC’s local media properties. (VideoNuze)

TV Makers, Retailers Voice Project Canvas Concerns; The Digital TV Group, which represents more than 100 companies including Samsung, Sony, Pace and Dixons, has expressed concern that Project Canvas is failing in its core promise to create an open, industry-wide technology standard for the service. (paidContent:UK)

Comcast To Launch Xfinity Rebranding Campaign; starting next week, Comcast will begin rolling out the new Xfinity brand — Xfinity TV, Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Voice — to customers in 11 markets. (Multichannel News)

FreeWheel Signs Up MLB As Its Newest Customer; the video ad firm now serves almost 2 billion video ads per month, doubling its volume since November 2009, and has added Major League Baseball Advanced Media to its customer roster. (VideoNuze)

YouTube Could Get Hit With Italian Broadcaster Rules; under a new decree, video sites like Google’s YouTube could be required to get government permission to host copyrighted video content, and they would also be required to get broadcasting licenses. (paidContent:UK)

EPIX Lands Cable Deal With Charter Communications; the movie and entertainment streaming network that works across your TV and computer landed its fourth cable deal, following up on other deals struck with Cox Communications and Mediacom Communications. (TechCrunch)

Battle of the Digital Media Players; Davis Freeburg takes a look at a few of the most popular software media players (and video destinations) to determine which one may be best for consumers. (Zatz Not Funny!)

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