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Holiday Catchup Wire: Terra Olympics; Strike TV; Netflix Box; BigDownload; PwnorDie

Back after holidays, and some links that cropped up during the last week:

Terra gets Olympic Internet rights: For Latin America, that is. It has been awarded Internet and mobile rights..its Olympic Games site will go live Aug. 1. It will include 13 different channels where users can choose whatever event they want to see 24 hours a day. Terra is owned by Spain’s Telefonica.

Strike TV strikes chord online: Strike.TV is about to make its formal commercial debut as an online venture designed to showcase the work of WGA members and pros from other guilds and unions…this started during the Writers strike, and hence the name. It will begin rolling out segments of more than 40 original series and other content bits.

Netflix’s Online Movie Dreams: Roku player won’t be limited to Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX). Later this year, a simple software update will allow the box to stream content from other “big name” providers. Enjoying Significant Bump in Traffic: reached 16.2 million unique users in June, a whopping 94 percent increase versus the same month last year based on the company