Vid-Biz: NBC, Roo, Flickr


NBC Buys Stake in DriverTV; peacock pays $6 million for 35 percent stake in the web site and VOD channel that focuses on videos for car shoppers. (The Wall Street Journal)

Roo Moves to Dubai; video aggregator (in which News Corp. has a stake) is consolidating its units and relocating its HQ and management ops. (paidContent)

Flickr to Launch Video in April after a long wait, the beta is supposedly coming next month, won’t compete with Yahoo Video or try to go head-to-head with YouTube. (CNET)

China Blocks YouTube Over the Weekend; move in response to dozens of protest videos from Tibet that appeared on the site, similar videos did not appear on Chinese video sites. (The New York Times)

Dish Network Satellite Misses Orbit; new Ku-band satellite failed to reach orbit, could jeopardize the TV service’s HD competitiveness. (Broadcasting & Cable)

CNET Partners with Univision; new mini-site will feature tech news and reviews in Spanish. (release)

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