Vid-Biz: LIN TV, Series, Rick Astley

LIN TV Stations Disappear from Time Warner Cable; retransmission contract expires as two sides fail to reach a new deal, 15 stations affected. (Multichannel News)

New Web Series; TheWB.com to launch High Drama: Against All Oz and Rich Girl, Poor Girl this month; Boondocks writer signs deal with Codeblack Entertainment to create new series for distribution through YouTube and the Google Content Network. (WB: TVWeek); (Codeblack: The Hollywood Reporter)

Rick Astley Up for an MTV Europe Award; in what amounts to a tribute to never giving up 20 years on, Rickrolling makes the pop singer the frontrunner for Best Act Ever. (Wired)

Bloomberg TV Signs AOL Deal; first major online syndication deal will see AOL Money & Finance feature 20 new clips from Bloomberg every weekday. (AdWeek)

YouTube a Battleground over Prop 8 in California; pro- and anti-gay marriage forces use videos to make their points. (The LA Times)

Clone Wars Looks for Force Online; episodes of the new TV series will be on iTunes the next day and streamed online the following week. (Variety)

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