Vid-Biz: YouTube, Disney and More

YouTube Still Dominates Stats, MySpace Audience Slips; with 56 million unique visitors in August, YouTube tops NielsenNetRatings’ latest survey, while MySpace Video slips 6 percent from the previous year. Meanwhile, comScore says Google/YouTube served 2.5 of the 9 billion videos watched in July. (Nielsen emailed release, comScore release)

High School Musical Boosts to Record Traffic; the brightly-colored tween music juggernaut helped bring in more than 23 million unique visitors to the site. (This news, following’s record-smashing weekend, makes it a good time to be Big Media.) (MediaPost)

JuryDuty Goes Broadband with TitanTV; the show skirts a market exclusivity rule that hampers online distribution of syndicated shows by using TitanTV’s player. (Broadcasting&Cable)

BrightCove.TV Launches for Consumers; company separates out video content from technology offerings to ease confusion. (user email)

SplashCast Media Player Adds FanCast, Chat and Twitter; fans of the band Coheed and Cambria can not only upload videos directly to the artists’ channel but can chat, too; meanwhile all SplashCast channels now allow inline messaging to Twitter. (release)

YouTube Restores Viacom-Pulled Clip; video sharing site sides with Christopher Knight, says he didn’t infringe Viacom’s copyright. (The Inquirer)

Guide to Top 5 TV Networks’ Internet Streaming; comparison breaks down number of shows available and has a handy streaming guide for the upcoming season. (Check out related and slightly more light-hearted story on TV nets as 80s movie characters.) (Last100)