Vid-Biz: Comcast-NBC, Verizon FiOS, Ooyala


Comcast-NBC Deal Lets FCC Seek Web-TV Concessions; U.S. regulators may use their veto power over Comcast Corp.’s planned purchase of NBC Universal to demand concessions that help Web startups. (Bloomberg)

FiOS To Offer YouTube, Net Radio; Verizon’s FiOS TV service has signed new deals that, it says, make it the first TV provider to offer both YouTube and Internet radio on the TV screen. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Ooyala Integrates YouTube Access For Customers; the online video management firm has unveiled a new feature that allows customers to add videos from YouTube to their Backlot account and then have them displayed right alongside their own videos in the Ooyala player. (VideoNuze)

DirecTV, Dish Team On Interactive Ads With ‘ASAP’; DirecTV and Dish may be fighting tooth and nail for subscribers, but they have partnered up to try to sell interactive TV advertising to big-budget marketers by proffering a combined footprint of almost 30 million U.S. households. (Multichannel News)

TV Nets Turn to Conviva to Micro-manage User Bandwidth; the Conviva software, which both resides in the head-end and is embedded in the users video player, can determine the bandwidth needs of individual users based on connection speed and local processing power. (Beet.TV)

SlingCommunity Shutting Down; years of SlingCommunity content — including 215,000 posts — will vanish and the URL will begin redirecting all traffic to (Zatz Not Funny!)

Facebook Added to TubeMogul’s Supported Sites; the option to upload a video to a Facebook account can be found on the same page of the upload tool as other supported sites, and is available to all users. (TubeMogul blog)

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