MLB wild card sets WatchESPN record; Gracenote acquires metadata firm HWW

More online video news from across the Web:

> WatchESPN set a record for most views ever during the Oct. 1 MLB wild card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants. Release

> FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai will lead a forum on Internet regulation Oct. 21 at Texas A&M's Bush School of Government & Public Service. Release

> Gracenote has acquired Australian metadata provider HWW for $19 million. Story

> Silicon Valley startups' lavish spending is starting to worry VC firms. Story

> Ericsson's Media Summit is scheduled for Oct. 28-30 in New York City. Announcement

> JW Player announced the public beta release of its software developer kit (SDK) for Android. Post

> Orange finalized an agreement to distribute Netflix in France. Story

> Reed Hastings laid out Netflix's position on net neutrality to an audience in Brussels. Story

> DVEO, a division of Computer Modules Inc., said its live streaming server/decoder received the 2014 Worship Facilities New Products award for Best Podcasting, Webcasting or Streaming Product. Release

> Reuters is developing its own online TV news service. Story

> Online display advertising will grow 90 percent by 2019, from $19.8 billion in 2014 to $37.6 billion, a new Forrester Research study says. Story

> Rovi appointed Sean Matthews as EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development. Release

> Twitch expanded its partnership with gaming app payments provider Xsolla that allows customers to buy its $4.99 channel subscriptions in different package formats and using a wide variety of payment options, including Bitcoin. Blog post

And finally…Three big no-nos keep online video streaming behind TV in quality. Post