Vid-Biz: DISH, NBCU, Star Trek

DISH to Pay $5.9M to 46 States; satellite co. dinged with the fee after bad sales practices and numerous consumer complaints. (Consumerist)

NBC Universal had a Bummer of a Second Quarter; revenue was down 8 percent, and profit down 41 percent. (MediaMemo)

Beam Aboard (in an ARG Kinda Way) the Starship Enterprise; special edition DVD and Blu-ray release of Star Trek will use webcams to give users a tour of sections of the ship. (Variety)

Xbox 360 Sales Up Amid Overall Game Depression; bodes well for Microsoft as it transitions the console to more of an entertainment hub via new video features this fall. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Blockbuster: 10 Years, Zero Digital Stategy; Dan Rayburn writes that the movie rental company has been all over the map with different plans, but none have really taken hold. (The Business of Online Video)

Broadcast Interactive Media Gives Cancer Fighters a Platform; those afflicted by the disease can upload content to a number of station sites through the YouNews platform. (Broadcasting & Cable)