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Vid-Biz: Netflix, Hulu, Current

Report: It Costs Netflix Roughly a Nickel to Stream a Movie; Day Rayburn crunches some numbers and estimates that it costs the company .06 cents to stream a full SD movie and .09 cents to stream an HD one. (The Business of Online Video)

Hulu Getting Into Documentaries, Short Films; video site to launch a dedicated section of the site for this content, will provide a way to create relationships with indie filmmakers and studios. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Current TV Journalists Detained by N. Korea; Laura Ling and Euna Lee along with their guide were reporting along the N. Korea/China border. (The New York Times)

YouTube Exec Says Google is “Not Good at Content;” Kevin Yen, director of strategic partnerships at YouTube says Google is better at being a platform so purchasing something NBC or The New York Times wouldn’t make sense. (MediaWeek)

SNL Kagan: Comcast Tops MSO; cable operator has 20.1 million subscribers in the top 40 markets, almost triple that of second place Time Warner. (Multichannel News)

Google Enables YouTube Vid Viewing Inside Emails; new feature eliminates the need to click to a new tab to watch a video someone emails you. (Official Gmail Blog)

Career TV Picked Up by Fox Business News; bad job market is good news for the half-hour web series as it scores a national TV syndication deal. (MediaPost)