Vid-Biz: Discovery, GE, Canoe

Discovery Creates Nine YouTube Channels; Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet and others to get immediate launches, users encouraged to submit videos to Mythbusters. (TVWeek)

GE Bundling NBC Content with New TV Sets; company taking stake in a new venture with Tatung, televisions will provide links to NBC content. (The New York Times)

Canoe Ventures and Google TV Could Work Together; Canoe CEO says his company could need an electronic marketplace, and the two entities could partner to build out a television platform. (paidContent)

NBC Finds Success Fighting Piracy; advances in filtering technology helping the peacock quash unauthorized clips from popping up, like that of Tina Fey playing Gov. Sarah Palin on a recent SNL episode. (CNET)

Abacast Buys Tukati; streaming media delivery firm buys P2P CDN for peer-assisted, live and on-demand service, financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. (release)

Blockbuster Upgrading Stores; rental chain will spend $20 million making improvements and adding kiosks to 500 stores, also says Blu-Ray accounts for less than 5 percent of rentals. (Video Business)

Media and Tech Companies Team Up for New Advocacy Group; Viacom, NBC, Cisco and Microsoft among companies forming Arts+Labs to push for enhanced web content and fair compensation for creators, as well as to keep consumers away from bad sites. (Variety)