Vid-Biz: YouTube Hacked, Comcast Rate Increase, BBC Costs

Google Issues Fix for Hacked YouTube; Google plugged a hole in YouTube after hackers took advantage of a cross-site scripting vulnerability over the weekend that enabled them to insert code onto the popular video site’s viewer-comments pages. (CNET)

Comcast Celebrates July 4th with California Rate Hike; Comcast took advantage of the Fourth of July lull to announce their latest rate hike, slapping Californian customers with an average of 3.8 percent increase starting Aug. 1. (Multichannel News)

BBC Websites Cost Users £0.67 Per Month; the BBC spent £199.3 million ($302 million) on its BBC Online service in 2009/10, or 12 percent more than the previous year, according to its annual report. (paidContent:UK)

Ion Television Conducts Facebook Investigation For ‘Without A Trace’; the network has established a microsite and Facebook to draw users into a fictitious missing persons case. (Multichannel News)

CBS, MediaMind Partner on Video Extender Ad Tool; CBS has partnered with rich media firm MediaMind to create a new ad treatment called the Video Extender, which allows users to view video ads in as large a screen as they’d like. (MediaWeek)

Echostar Plan Freesat+ PVR With Slingbox Feature; Echostar has confirmed plans to launch a Freesat+ PVR receiver that will include the Slingbox feature, allowing users to watch their TV from anywhere in the world via the Internet. (joinfreesat.co.uk)