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Today on the Net: Comcast made its case to the FCC that conditions surrounding online video aren’t necessary in its merger with NBCU, Facebook and Hulu both lost viewers in the latest comScore video report and Cablevision’s board agreed to spin off Rainbow Media.

Comcast/NBCU: No Basis For Online Conditions; if there were any doubt that the FCC is considering putting online conditions on the Comcast/NBCU merger, Comcast ended it today in an exparte filing. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Facebook, Hulu Lost Video Viewers In November; new stats from comScore indicate that both companies failed to match past performances last month, with Facebook losing a spot on a top ten list and Hulu falling off it. (WebProNews)

Cablevision Board Approves Rainbow Spinoff; after little less than a month of consideration, Cablevision’s board has decided to spin-off its Rainbow programming unit as a separate company. (paidContent)

Netflix Using Oprah’s Support to Drive Subscription Gifting; the savvy marketing team at Netflix has been able to leverage Oprah’s vote of support into a highly visible gift giving strategy. (BTIG Research)

Tribune Media Services Acquires CastTV; TMS customers will now have access to all the metadata necessary to create entertainment-discovery guides directing consumers to programs available on linear, on-demand and online video platforms. (press release)

Cable Penetration Hits 21-Year Low; according to Nielsen data, cable penetration represented 60.7 percent of households in November, down from 61.7 percent in November 2009. (TV News Check)

Major League Gaming Utilizes Brightcove for New MLG.tv; the largest video game league in the world chose Brightcove to support the launch of its new video portal. (press release)

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