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Vid-Biz: Vivendi, BBC iPlayer, Rovi

Vivendi Union Urges Sale of NBC Stake; an agreement would provide Vivendi with as much as $6 billion and allow GE to exit the media business by selling control of NBC Universal to Comcast Corp. (Bloomberg)

BBC iPlayer Had a Record Month in October; the iPlayer attracted an average of 1.1 million users, the highest figure on record. (Broadband TV News)

SeaChange Deploys Dynamic VOD Ad Insertion with Virgin Media; the company’s AdPulse On Demand will be deployed over Virgin Media’s national footprint of 3.7 million digital cable homes. (InteractiveTV Today)

Rovi Will Appeal a High Court Decision That Rendered Its Patents Invalid; the patents covered the display of programs in a grid format, the selection of favorite channels, and recording from the EPG to external devices. (Broadband TV News) Rolls Out Clickable Product Video; online shoe retailer is testing interactive video on its site for Nike products, using technology from (ClickZ)