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Vid-Biz: Netflix & Cable, Airplay & H.264, New YouTube Execs

Netflix, Google To Pressure Cable; Credit Suisse downgraded shares of Disney, Viacom, News Corp., and Time Warner, anticipating that young Americans will drop cable subscriptions and replace them with Netflix, Apple TV or Google TV. (CNET)

Airplay Is Apple’s ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV Strategy; AppleTV is a Airplay-compatible device, and it can stream any H.264 content from the web over Airplay to your HDTV. (9to5Mac)

New Additions to the YouTube Team; Dean Gilbert is joining as YouTube’s new Global Head of Content and Robert Kyncl is joining as its new Global Head of TV and Film Entertainment. (YouTube blog)

Cablevision CEO: Rising Costs Could Bring ‘A La Carte’; Cablevision CEO James Dolan said that if TV networks continue to raise costs, the industry will be forced to offer “a la carte” pricing for pay-TV. (Wall Street Journal)

Gmail Adds Video Chat Enhancements; if you use video chat in Gmail, a new Labs feature will provide higher-resolution video using a new playback mechanism that enables widescreen VGA and frees up computer resources. (Gmail blog)

CBS Sports to Stream Entire 2010 SEC Football Schedule Online; beginning with this weekend’s matchup between Florida and Tennessee, the broadcaster will stream its entire schedule live on and the CBS Sports Mobile iPhone app. (press release)

Cisco Video Chief Says TV Must Get On the ‘Net; Enrique Rodriguez, SVP and GM of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group, says TV providers shouldn’t fight the Internet, but they should embrace it. (Multichannel News)

AT&T and NCAA Launch College Football iPhone App; the app is free and combines social functionality with real-time NCAA football news, allowing fans of Division 1 teams to chat with one another. (WebProNews)