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Warner, Fox Try to Get Redbox Lawsuits Dismissed; the film studios asked a US district court to throw out Redbox’s lawsuits, saying that it has failed to show any antitrust violations or any illegal agreements with retailers such as Walmart or Best Buy. (Video Business)

Canoe Pushes Back Interactive Ad Launch; after expecting to debut interactive ads before the end of 2009, the MSO-backed company now says it’s on track to launch a request for information next spring. (Multichannel News)

Netflix Envoy Pitches Online Films to Wary Studios; the company is counting on chief content officer Ted Sarandos to cut deals with studios giving Netflix rights to show more films over the Web. (Bloomberg)

D-Link to Introduce iPhone App for Boxee Box; D-Link will showcase the app at CES next month, and make the software available for free from Apple’s App Store. (9to5 Mac)

News Corp to Exit Serbia; Greece’s Antenna Group has agreed to buy a 49 percent stake in the Serbian station Fox Televizija from News Corp for an undisclosed fee. (Broadband TV News)

Mediacom Turns To Mediator To Resolve Retrans Dispute; the cable operator held a negotiation session with a third-party mediator from outside the FCC in an attempt to resolve its retransmission- consent dispute with Sinclair. (Multichannel News)

FiOS TV’s Top 10 VOD Movies for 2009; Twilight takes the top spot, with Taken and Gran Torino close behind. (Verizon FiOS blog)

FCC Preserves Retrans ‘Good Faith’ Provision; the provision prevents broadcasters “from engaging in exclusive contracts for carriage or failing to negotiate in good faith.” (Multichannel News)