Vid-Biz: YouTube, Brightcove, Live Birth

YouTube Charging for “Promoted” Video Placements? Advertising sources say “promoted” video slots are regularly negotiated into ad deals on the site. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Brightcove Partners with Five and OMS; video platform does separate deals with the UK terrestrial broadcaster to incorporate ad-supported video, and creates online video network for regional German newspapers. (release)

Live Birth Streamed Online; Stephen Heywood broadcasts his daughter Samantha being born over Ick. (Valleywag) Creates Video Channel; Reader’s Digest recipe pub rolls out new channel mixing original, professional and user-generated content. (MediaWeek)

DirecTV Getting a New HD TiVo; satellite company and DVR maker are hooking up for a new HD DVR in 2009. (Zatz Not Funny)

Edgeware Announces Reflex 2x; company says the solid-state server technology can reduce the cost of delivering web TV and video services. (release)

DVR Owners *REALLY* Like Their Device; according to NDS, 70 percent say they can’t live without it, and having a DVR makes for a happier home life. (release)