Summary:

Today on the Internet: YouTube wants to play ball — basketball and hockey, to be precise, Blockbuster has set its sale price at $290 million, and Al Jazeera English is now in talks to join US cable networks.

Google’s YouTube Says It’s in Talks to Show Live NBA, NHL Games; The video site aims to show more sports content in the second half of the year. (BusinessWeek)

Blockbuster to be Sold; Opening Bid Set at $290 Million; The company has submitted a plan for auction to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. (LA Times)

Al Jazeera English in Talks With US Cable Providers; Managing director of Al Jazeera English Al Anstey is meeting with US cable providers, including Comcast, about carrying the network in the US for the first time.
(Journalism.co.uk)

Visual Evidence: Movies Are Getting Worse; An interactive chart shows how films over the last 20 years have grown more polarizing. (Moki.tv)

Accenture Enables Mediaset to Launch Over-the-Top Services for TV, PC and Other Mobile Devices; Accenture’s solution for Italian broadcaster Mediaset enables innovative over-the-top solutions. (BusinessWire)

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