Vid-Biz: YouTube, NBC Universal, Project Canvas

Is YouTube Looking at a Subscription Model?; Google vice president of content partnerships David Eun said some full-length shows would not be available to YouTube under its current advertising model (Reuters), and Sky reportedly backed out of talks to put its shows on the video site because it would not allow Google to broadcast its content for free. (Telegraph)

NBC Universal to Take Major Loss on Winter Olympics; GE CEO Jeff Immelt said that NBC will lose an estimated $200 million on the February Olympics. (MediaPost)

Channel 4 and Talk Talk join Project Canvas; six partners will now seek expressions of interest from other companies to become partners in the joint venture. (

‘Mood-Based’ Video Discovery Service Jinni Raises $1.6 Million; the service makes recommendations based on semantic cues in the words users search for, as well as the choices they select over time. (paidContent)

Telco TV Subscribers Expected to Double by 2011; according to ABI Research, there will be more than 730 million global pay TV subscribers by the end of 2011. (IPTV Watch)

Movie Gallery Hires Financial Adviser; the movie-rental chain is using a 30-day grace period to renegotiate with lenders and landlords after not filing financial reports required by the lenders. (Video Business)

FBI Makes Arrest in Wolverine Upload Case; if convicted, Gilberto Sanchez could face up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine or twice the gross gain or gross loss attributable to the offense. (CNET)

ZillionTV Adds MLB; the ZillionTV Service will have archived games of the week, classic games, and FastCast video recaps, all offered as ad-supported programs. (emailed release)