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Today on the Net: Netflix explains why it uses HTML5 for its connected device user interfaces, Roku is preparing to roll out a pay-per-view offering for small video publishers next year and FilmOn and Ivi are both hated by broadcasters but they’re not the same company.

Why Netflix Chose HTML5 for User Experiences on Devices; The PS3 UI was written entirely using HTML5, and so is the UI for iPhone, iPad and Android applications as well. (Netflix Tech Blog)

Roku Readies Pay-Per-View System for Small Publishers; beginning early next year, Roku will introduce a pay-per-view system for any publisher using the Roku platform, says company spokesperson Brian Jaquet. (Beet.TV)

Memo To TV Networks: FilmOn And ivi TV Are Different Companies; there are a few key differences between the two streaming services that have been largely overlooked, and those differences have already led to different legal outcomes for the two companies. (paidContent)

Hulu CEO Visits FCC to Discuss Comcast-NBC Merger; Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, answered questions from FCC commissioners and the chairman’s staff on how Comcast and NBC Universal’s proposed merger could affect video distribution on the Internet. (Washington Post)

Verizon FiOS App Streams NFL Games to iPads; the “FiOS Football” app, which became available for download in November, doesn’t allow subscribers to view every NFL game, but runs a stream of the NFL RedZone channel. (Light Reading Cable)

Shaw Offers Yule Log TV on VOD; the Yule Log is no longer free. (CBC News)

Sony Sells Playstation-packing TV; The Sony Bravia KDL-22PX300 is a 22in LCD TV with a built-in PS2, which allows users to play classic games and watch DVDs. (Reg Hardware)

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