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Vid-Biz: IDF, G1, Sanctuary

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Israeli Defense Force Using YouTube; the military is uploading videos to explain, in English and Arabic, their operations. (Variety)

First Video Shot with G1 Phone…Sucks; garbled, “colored mess” is because the G1’s firmware has big problem with video codecs. (VentureBeat)

Sanctuary Ends First Season on a High Note; season finale nabs 2 million viewers, marking the biggest audience yet for the former web show. (TVWeek)

BrightRoll Now Offers Ad Packages; BrightRoll Broadcast groups together different web publishers of the same content niche to sell to media buyers, CEO Tod Sacerdoti told us it’s like “video advertising with training wheels.” (Contentinople)

Verizon Gets CBS Shows for FiOS and Mobile; deal re-ups Verizon’s retransmission agreement with the network and expands the full episode offerings on its mobile platform. (MediaWeek)

VOD More Important Than Widgets; despite a big widget push at this year’s CES, research firm Strategy Analytics finds access to VOD content without a PC the most valuable feature of Net-enabled TVs. (

Adobe Ships New Flash Server Software; version 3.5 of Flash Media Interactive Server and Flash Media Streaming Server feature dynamic streaming, encrypted media protection, and an integrated HTTP server. (emailed release)