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Vid-Biz: Disney-Time Warner Cable, BBC iPlayer Abroad, U.S. Open

Online Video Key to Disney, Time Warner Cable Row; the growing availability of popular TV shows on the Web is at the heart of ongoing contentious programing fee negotiations between Walt Disney Co and Time Warner Cable. (Reuters)

BBC iPlayer Should Work For Brits Abroad, Global Version ‘Within A Year’; the BBC has committed the corporation to making its iPlayer VOD service available to UK license payers whilst traveling overseas. (paidContent) Expands U.S. Open Streaming; USTA Will Show It All; this year, CBS Sports will stream its broadcast of the U.S. Open, from the third round through the women’s and men’s finals, at (paidContent)

Google Chrome Shows Off What HTML5 Can Do; to show off what HTML5 can do, Google Chrome teamed up with the Arcade Fire and director Chris Milk to create a custom interactive video for their song, “We Used To Wait.” (TechCrunch)

A Content War on Three Fronts: Retrans, TV Everywhere and Tru2way; there are three high-profile battles going on right now: the escalation of retransmission arguments, the growing skepticism of studios wondering how TV Everywhere can provide real revenue, and the rapid decline in hopes for the retail Tru2way market. (Media Experiences 2 Go)

Live TV Is For Old People: Time Shifting And Online Make Up Nearly Half Of All Viewing; only 52 percent of American’s viewing time is spent on live TV compared to online and time-shifting alternatives, according to a new survey of 1,000 American consumers by market research firm Morpace. (TechCrunch)

Blockbuster’s Bankruptcy Could Be the Beginning of the End for DVDs; Blockbuster, by failing to make the move to online streaming, will inevitably go down with the ship as fewer and fewer people purchase physical media. (ReadWriteWeb)

Another ISP Bucks ‘Hurt Locker’ Subpoenas; an Internet service provider based in South Dakota is refusing to turn over information belonging to 143 customers accused of illegally sharing the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker. (CNET)