> BlackArrow (which, by the way, made our FierceCable Fierce 15 list) and SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC) are partnering on a targeted joint advertising solution for multichannel video operators in North America, the companies announced at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. News release.
> Generation Y, watch out: Lawyers are taking a serious look at Google TV's revenue opportunity. A JusticeNewsFlash.com article touts the advertising boost that the Internet-based streaming service could provide, saying "the interactive ‘experience' of your law firm will appeal to Generation Y," supposedly the fastest growing consumer group. Story.
> Small market operator St. Joseph Cablevision is up for sale, Multichannel News reports. Parent company News-Press Gazette (NPG) says it's taking advantage of the active buyers' market to offer the operator, which serves 85,000 subscribers in Arizona and California, to the highest bidder. Story.
> In what has shaped up as an epic year for retransmission disputes, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and The Tennis Channel have agreed to try mediating their particular carriage dispute ahead of a scheduled hearing before an administrative law judge. Story.
> Buy Comcast! a UBS analyst is saying, citing four good reasons to invest in the cable operator's stock, even if the controversy-ridden Comcast-NBC Universal merger is delayed. Story.
And finally... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) is not giving up on its copyright infringement beef with YouTube: It's hired a high-powered lawyer, Theodore Olson (you may remember him from such court cases as Bush v. Gore and Perry v. Schwarzenegger) to represent them in an appeal of a New York district court decision that gave the Google owned YouTube "safe harbor" from claims of direct or contributory infringement. Story.