Vid-Biz: Comcast-NBC, ESPN, Vudu

CEO: Comcast Won’t Discriminate Against Competitor’s Web Programming; Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts says his company will not discriminate against Web programming by competitors, but makes no promises about putting all, or any, new programming on the Web. (Broadcasting & Cable)

ESPN Begins Cross Media Research Program Ahead Of Summer’s World Cup Coverage; the cable network is starting ESPN XP to study consumer behavior around major sporting events, beginning with the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa this summer. (paidContent)

Samsung, Toshiba, and Vizio Now Shipping With Vudu; the web video service is now embedded on consumer electronics products from five of the seven CE manufacturers it has announced deals with. (Vudu blog)

Online TV-Watching Becomes Interactive Experience; NBC is unveiling an online-video viewer placed smack dab in the midst of other interactive content related to the program a fan chooses, making it easier for fans to take quizzes, choose deleted scenes or read blogs tied to their favorite program. (AdAge)

U.K.’s OFT To Examine Project Canvas; the Office of Fair Trading will examine Project Canvas, giving critics such as BSkyB and Virgin Media a chance to submit their concerns to competition authorities for the first time. (paidContent:UK)

GlideTV Launches What’s On Channel for Web Videos on TV; the new What’s On feature aggregates a lot of web videos in a single channel that users can browse to discover movies and video. (VentureBeat)

AOL To Make Videos Search Engine Friendly; in a recently filed patent application, AOL describes a way to “study” the instant messages shared by people viewing a video and scanning this text for keywords that may be added as a metadata. (Go Rumors)

NHL Launches Nifty Video iPhone App; rights issues will keep North American hockey fans from accessing NHL Ice Time 2010, a new freemium iPhone app being launched by the National Hockey League this week in the UK and Europe. (paidContent)