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Networks in Rift With Google TV; full-length episodes from ABC, CBS and NBC can’t be viewed on Google TV — like no one saw that coming. (Wall Street Journal)

Samsung Working on Joint TV, Phone Platform; Samsung is developing a joint software platform for use on its cellphones and televisions, hoping wider audience attracts more developers to use its products. (Reuters)

Vevo Turns Up Heat on MTV in Online Video Dispute; Vevo is planning to turn up the heat by launching an iPad app next month and versions of its service around the world next year. (AdAge)

NCAA and Thought Equity Motion Renew Deal For Video Archive Access; in the renewed deal, Thought Equity will also be adding other NCAA Division I championship events like Women’s Basketball, Baseball and Wrestling. (VideoNuze)

On-Demand TV: What’s the Story?; a recent Marist poll shows that 16 percent of U.S. residents are watching most TV shows using their DVRs, while another 9 percent are watching most shows on the web. (Marist Poll blog) Moves to All-H.264, All the Time; as of today all new uploads to will be presented to viewers in glorious H.264, meaning that videos will be clearer, higher quality, and more compatible with a wider range of devices. ( blog)

Online Movies Ready for Showtime Says Sonic Solutions Chief; RoxioNow is key to the behind-the-scenes arrangements that make it possible for consumers to buy or access digitally distributed video that works on different devices. (USA Today)

Adobe Adds an HTML5 Video Player Widget from Kaltura; the Adobe Web Frameworks team is introducing a new HTML5 Video Player Widget built on a subset of the Kaltura library. (Kaltura blog)