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Why Hulu Will—And Should—Charge For Hulu Plus; When Hulu finally announces its subscription plans, it will have a small but critical window of opportunity to explain itself to the market. If it gets the details of the plan right, it will succeed. (paidContent)

Vudu Starts Offering Special Features With Avatar; What does the Vudu HDX version of Avatar have that the Blu-ray version doesn’t? Special features that you typically don’t get with a digital download. (Engadget) Authorizes Broadcast Rights for All FIFA 2010 World Cup Matches; FIFA and CCTV have jointly authorized with online broadcast rights to all FIFA 2010 matches and on-demand broadcasts of CCTV’s self-produced FIFA programs. (

FiOS TV Widgets Get a Face Lift; Verizon has given FiOS TV widgets a new look and feel, and made the Widget Bazaar easier to navigate by adding categories. (Verizon At Home blog)

Web Video Budgets to Grow; According to a survey of ad agencies commissioned by the video network BrightRoll, 94 percent plan on increasing their Web video budgets this year. (Adweek)

UK’s First 3-D TV Goes on Sale; the Samsung UE40C700 40-inch 3-D TV with built in Freeview HD tuner is now available for £1,799 (about $2,750). (Tech Watch)

German Film Studio Axes Downfall Parodies on YouTube; Martin Moszkowicz, head of film and TV at Constantin films, said the company has a simple approach to the parody clips: “Take them all down.” (AP)

Level 3 Lands ABC News Deal; Level 3 announced that ABC has tapped it to move masses of video between its New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles ABC News locations. (FierceOnlineVideo)