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Today on the Net: Netflix pays actors to pretend to be enthusiastic fans during its Canadian launch, CBS chief Les Moonves says the broadcaster would consider joining Hulu’s subscription video service and Apple has been sued for patent infringement around IP related to iTunes.

Netflix Uses Actors to Meet Press at Canadian Launch; Netflix closed down a Toronto street, attracting dozens of onlookers to promote its foray into Canada — only problem is that many in the crowd were paid to be there. (Globe and Mail) Related: A Canadian’s Perspective on Netflix Streaming (Zatz Not Funny!)

Moonves Says CBS Might Bring Content To Hulu Plus; CBS CEO Les Moonves called the possibility of joining Hulu Plus “interesting,” and one that the broadcaster was taking under consideration. (paidContent)

Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes; a New Jersey-based company by the name of Multi-Format Inc. has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple concerning the sale of downloaded video on iTunes. (Patently Apple)

Relativity CEO: Revenue Over $2B, Netflix Deal ‘Historic’; Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh says the studio posted a “record-breaking year” on $2 billion in revenue. (The Wrap)

Vchatter Takes Video Chat Outside Facebook Walls; Vchatter, a video chat application originally launched on Facebook, has expanded its service to a standalone website. (VentureBeat)

Silverman’s Electus to Produce DJ Show With Smirnoff, for BET; Ben Silverman’s new production company will be creating a reality contest for DJs called Master of the Mix that will be financed by alcoholic beverage company Diageo and air on BET. (The Wrap)

Tim Armstrong Won’t Talk About AOL’s Secret Video Plans; “Yes, we have a video strategy, and no, I’m not going to go into detail on it,” Armstrong said at Goldman Sachs’ media conference. (MediaMemo)

Turner Sports and NCAA Announce the Formation of NCAA Digital; the organizations announced the formation of NCAA Digital, a 14-year agreement to manage and operate the NCAA’s digital portfolio. (press release)

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