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Today on the Net: Due to ongoing discussions with regulatory agencies, the Comcast-NBCU merger is going to be delayed until early 2011. Also: a look at Starz’s subscriber numbers shows little evidence of cord shaving and SkyFire has released its Flash video app for the iPad.

Approval Talks Delay Comcast-NBC Deal; the long-awaited completion of the takeover of NBC Universal by Comcast will have to wait until the new year. (NY Times)

Why Netflix Has Content and Google TV Doesn’t; not only does Netflix possess more content but the company is far ahead in building out a distribution infrastructure. (CNET)

Pay-TV Market Study Reveals Segmentation Upside; in an on-demand, personalized world some service providers are already voicing their intent to offer more flexibility in their pay-TV service options and associated pricing. (Cisco blog)

iPad App Released for Sky+; Sky has issued an upgrade to its iPhone application, taking full advantage of the features available on the Apple tablet and allowing Sky+ or Sky+ HD subscribers to search for and record their favorite programs. (Broadband TV News)

Starz’s 2-Year Results Defy Warnings of ‘Cord-Shaving’; a look at the premium channels Starz and Encore — whose content is fully available for streaming on Netflix — suggests no cord-shaving is yet occurring. (VideoNuze)

Discovery: Dish Does Not Have Right To ‘Sling’ Its Content To Web; Discovery Counsel Tara Corvo has told the FCC that Dish does not have that company’s permission to deliver Discovery’s channels using its new Slingbox-based TV Everywhere app. (Broadcasting & Cable)

SkyFire for iPad Launching Tonight For $4.99; the company announced that the iPad port of their browser has been approved by Apple, after just 7 days in the approval queue. (MobileCrunch)

Introducing Tunerfish for Android; the Tunerfish Android app brings all Tunerfish functionality to the palm of your hand. (Tunerfish Blog)

  1. FYI, the follow-on story to the Cisco pay-TV market study is here http://bit.ly/eVKFW3

    Happy Holidays!

    David

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