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NBC Preps First All-HD Winter Olympics; the 2008 Vancouver Winter Olympics will mark the first time a Winter Games is produced entirely in HD, with 835 hours of high-def content set for NBC Universal’s broadcast and cable channels. (Multichannel News)

YouTube’s Final Take From Movie Rentals: $10,709.16; the online video site’s first foray into the business of charging users to stream full length feature films was hardly a runaway success. (NY Times)

Level 3 to Deliver First-Ever Uncompressed HD Feed for Super Bowl XLIV; instead of sending the feed to a production truck for compression and delivery to the broadcast studio, an uncompressed 1.5 Gigabit per second feed will be sent from Miami to CBS studio headquarters in New York via Level 3’s fiber-optic network. (press release)

Verizon Preps Widescreen FiOS TV UI?; Verizon is making a variety of updates to its FiOS TV user interface, which could include adding a 16:9 widescreen option. (Zatz Not Funny!)

Ross Levinsohn Says Online Video will Become “Mainstream” in 2010; former digital chief at News Corp is looking to invest in online video because he believes it will become “mainstream” this year. (Beet.TV)