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Vid-Biz: Lionsgate-Best Buy, ABC On Demand, LoveFilm-MGM

Lionsgate Releases Boatload of Blu-rays as Best Buy Exclusives; it seems Best Buy will exclusively be selling eight Lionsgate Blu-rays originally slated for October on August 29. (High-Def Digest)

Disney Launches ABC On Demand; Disney is launching ABC TV On Demand in the U.K, to provide a catalog of ABC Studios shows to BT Vision customers. (iSuppli)

U.S. Movie Tickets Get Biggest Price Hike in History; movie theater owners have gotten away with the biggest year-to-year increases in ticket prices ever, with average prices increasing more than 40 cents in 2010, or over 5 percent. (The Wrap)

LoveFilm Adds MGM Movie Library; the “Netflix of Europe” has struck a major deal with MGM Studios that gives its streaming rental service access to hundreds of classic movies and new home video releases. (paidContent)

Modern Family Creator: Why I Took on Hulu; Steven Levitan speaks to Hollywood Reporter about Hulu, piracy and how his ABC bosses feel about his stance. (The Live Feed)

Google TV’s New Pitch: Let Us Scare the Crap Out of You; Google TV is creeping out Hollywood studios, and Logitech, one of Google’s partners, decided to help scare the rest of us, too. (MediaMemo)

Number of U.S. TV Households Climbs by One Million for 2010-11 TV Season; Nielsen estimates the total number of TV households in the U.S. will climb to 115.9 million, an increase of one million homes from last year. (Nielsen blog)