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Viacom to Appeal Ruling on YouTube; legal experts say Viacom’s chances of winning are slim, but that won’t stop it from trying. (L.A. Times)

DIRECTV Partners with Google TV Ads; the partnership will bring Google TV ads to Bloomberg Television, Current TV, Fox Business, Fuel, G4 and others. (Google TV Ads Blog)

Ustream Goes Hollywood With New Office And Hires; the company has hired Jason Kirk, formerly MySpace’s VP of Video & Entertainment, to oversee its partnership efforts. (TechCrunch)

Disney’s Iger: Getting Aggressive On ‘Premium’ DVD Rental Window, Pricing; Disney boss also thinks that “the iPad is a game changer.” (paidContent)

A conversation with U-verse VP Jeff Weber; AT&T exec thinks OTT has almost been hyped as much as the Y2K bug. (FierceIPTV)

Tribune Co. Hopes Anchorless TV Newscast Will Be Just Like Surfing the Web; the new format presents a rapid series of pre-taped stories, video clips and images with no anchors and few on-air reporters. (ReadWriteWeb)