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Vid-Biz: CBS, Wii Girlfriend, Daily Show

CBS Interactive Still Sizing Up Video Acquisition Targets; its head of M&A says the company is looking for professional content, mobile and local plays. (

“Wii Fit Girlfriend” Not Corporate? Viral vid featuring girl exercising in underwear on the game device thought to be created by ad agency, but creator says nope, it’s a personal video. (background: Shoemoney; Creator’s denial: YouTube) (See LizM’s coverage of the fake Lego vid.)

Daily Show Episodes Online Highlight Network Issues; cable operators don’t appreciate paying for shows that appear for free online the same day as broadcast. (Bits Blog)

Glam Media Launches Video Ad Platform; GlamTV will be a video distribution and ad network for Glam’s 500+ sites, E!, Lifetime and TV Guide among content partners. (release)

Blockbuster Unveils Kiosk Program; in-store devices would let users download video to portable media players, will not work with iPods at first. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Disney CEO: Embrace VOD; Robert Iger says content should be released “day and date” with VOD. (Multichannel News)

Watch Daytime Emmy Nominees on YouTube; video site creates section with clips from all 57 of the nominees. (Variety)