Google Fiber coming July 26; Art house flicks head to Hulu

Online video news from around the Web:

> The headline tells the story … at least according to Google, which posted this notice--Google Fiber is coming on July 26--on its site. Post

> Belying the criticism that online viewers are lowbrows, Kino Lorber has started offering 35 "art house, classic and documentary films" on Hulu and Hulu Plus. Article

> Hard to believe anyone outside of Pittsburgh cares, but is offering Pittsburgh Steelers fans an all-encompassing subscription service revolving around online video of the NFL franchise. Article

> Flixmaster announced the public launch of its online-video platform with "technology that can be used by anyone, from fifth grades to cable companies." We'd comment on those qualifiers but it's too easy. Article

> There must be something to Google TV because the Vizio Co-Star set box has gone on sale for $99.99. Article

> Lifestyle publisher Rodale is more fully embracing online video via a new YouTube channel in which its partnering with independent media company BermanBraun. Article

> Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, is a little peeved at what he calls "increasingly aggressive cable operators who want to do more deals for less money and who want to block us." Article

> Hulu added a 10-second rewind, more robust video recommendations and streamlined navigation to its video player. Article

And finally … Josh Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the underappreciated Firefly TV series is the star of a three-minute YouTube video that was written by a five-year-old. Article

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