Vid-Biz: Time Warner, Verizon-Cablevision Patents, Apple TV

Time Warner to Test Premium VOD Window in 2011; under the program, consumers would pay $20 to $30 to watch copies of movies that were released in theaters just 30-60 days prior, and weeks or months before they’re released on DVD, Blu-ray and pay-per-view. (The Wrap)

Verizon-Cablevision Patent Spat Heats Up; attorneys for Verizon and Cablevision are turning up the heat in their patent dispute over set-top software after the companies failed to reach an agreement through settlement talks. (Light Reading Cable)

Apple Issuing Refunds for Apple TV Rush Orders; some customers who paid for expedited shipping on Apple TVs received emails from the company Thursday informing them that shipping charges have been waived due to a possible delay. (AppleInsider)

Lessons for Cable in Blockbuster’s Demise; leaders of pay TV services might be wise to start doing the business equivalent of digging foxholes and manning the battlements, or the same thing could happen to them. (CNET) Related: Blockbuster Express Quick To Tell You They Ain’t Blockbuster (CenterNetworks)

Disney’s Internet Chief Resigns; the Walt Disney Company’s top Internet executive, Steve Wadsworth, resigned late Thursday following a difficult tenure in which Disney’s Web strategy underwent repeated retrenchments. (NY Times)

Innovid Raises $4 Million from Deutsche Telekom; the provider of interactive pre-roll technology for publishers and marketers has raised a $4 million round from T-Ventures, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. (Beet.TV)

KIT digital Acquires Brickbox Digital Media; yet another OVP picked up on the cheap by KIT digital. (press release)

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