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Vid-Biz: Brightcove, Rovi, The Filter

Brightcove Expands Global Media Reach, Lands Japan’s Nikkei; the online video platform company announced it will provide video services to the Nikkei, Japan’s largest business newspaper. (Beet.TV)

Rovi Pulls Out of GuideWorks Venture with Comcast; Comcast has become the sole owner of interactive program guide firm GuideWorks, as Rovi announced Monday that it has exited the joint venture with the operator. (Multichannel News)

The Filter’s Recommendation Service Taken on by Dailymotion; the Peter Gabriel-backed company has signed on Dailymotion for its white-label recommendation service. (paidContent)

Vudu Rolls Out Social Features; Vudu will update your Facebook or Twitter status with your impressions of the movie you’re watching, and allow friends with Vudu to also join in and watch the same movie. (Engadget)

Sorenson Media Offers Access to 360 API; the company announced it was making its Sorenson 360 API available to developers to enable them to cut development time for websites with full video functionality. (Fierce Online Video)

Comcast Beefs Up iPhone App; the cable company has added a feature to its iPhone and iTouch app that lets customers program their DVRs remotely — but not all of the MSO’s customer homes will get it right away. (Light Reading Cable)

SeeSaw Begins £5M Advertising Campaign; The newly launched online TV service, SeeSaw, has started a £5 million advertising scheme to introduce the U.K. viewing public to the new free-to-view online TV service. (TechWatch)