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Vid-Biz: NHL, Hulu, Rovi

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Join the Community! Benches Inaugural Video Player In Favor Of Sleeker, More Social Model; the NHL VideoCenter is a less-cluttered, higher quality, more social contender with expanded content. (paidContent)

Search Captions on Hulu; new Hulu Labs projects searches captions for hundreds of TV shows. (Hulu Blog)

Rovi Works Web Angle; the company formerly known as Macrovision wants to provide cablecos with an interactive program guide that will include videos from YouTube and Myspace. (Multichannel News)

The Lionshare, Tracking Torrents and A Girl; the film distribution platform VODO presents its latest release, which centers around a fictitious BitTorrent site called “the Lionshare.” (TorrentFreak)

TVMAX to Launch Evolution Digital’s TiVo HD DVR Offering; Houston-based cableco will use TiVo DVRs instead of tru2way for VOD, enhanced cable services. (

PBS Signs Up For Nielsen Ratings; broadcaster wants sponsors to know how popular Antique Roadshow really is. (TV by the numbers)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Two Blu-Ray Packaging Innovations; starting next year, all Warner Bros. Blu-rays will come with a standard DVD version as well as a digital copy. Blu-ray double-feature will sell for $25. (press release)

BBC to allow internet through TV; BBC trust expected to approve set top box-based Project Canvas this week. (The Telegraph) Ranks #1 Among Competitive Broadcast Network Web Sites For November 2009; network boasts 8.9 million unique visitors spending a total of 142 million minutes on its web site. (emailed release)