Vid-Biz: McCain, FYI, Redbox

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McCain’s Special YouTube Takedown Request Denied; the presidential candidate raised the issue of how quickly political videos were yanked from the site, but YouTube rejected the idea of a special legal review process. (CNET)

For Your Imagination Gets Financing; company gets a bridge round from OmniReliant Holdings, FYI had previously raised $1.3 million from Consensus One Ventures. (Online Video Watch)

Redbox Sues Universal; DVD kiosk rental company alleges that Universal Studios Home Entertainment broke anti-trust laws by insisting Redbox wait 45 days after the street date before making Universal titles available. (Video Business)

Nielsen Says 9.6 Million Households Not Ready for DTV; research indicates that the number of households not ready for the switch decreased just 1.4 percentage points between May and September. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Hurley: No “Silver Bullet” for Revenue; YouTube CEO made his remarks speaking at the Mipcom conference in Cannes, says Google wants the video site to focus on the user. (paidContent)

Dailymotion Releases New High-Quality Player; new player based on H.264 with audio using AAC at 96 kbps, available for all of the site’s content (the HQ player is not to be confused with the Dailymotion’s HD player, which is only available for limited content). (Dailymotion)

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