NBC will live-stream to authenticated viewers; NORAD posts Santa tracking schedule

More online video news from across the Web:

> Don Whaley has joined Piksel as vice president of global channels. Release

> NBC is live streaming its network shows to authenticated pay-TV customers on their desktops and laptops, and will have a mobile stream available early next year. Story

> HBO GO launched on Amazon's Fire TV device, but Comcast and Charter customers are out of luck for now. Story

> Brookstone is stocking a blocky device called the iTOi Video Booth, which works with iPads and "improves the look" of first-person video calls and online video recording. Story

> NORAD will enable its Santa tracking map for broadcasters and on its website starting at 6:00 a.m. on Dec. 24. Website

> Hulu is offering free access to many of its subscription-only shows--but only for Android users. Story

> Netflix denied allegations made by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai that its Open Connect appliances impeded ISPs' open caching software and created their own version of fast lanes. Story

> Dreamworks Animation sold a 25 percent stake in Awesomeness TV to Hearst for $81.25 million. That puts the MCN's value at around $325 million, way above the $33 million Dreamworks acquired it for, the NYT said. Story

> Amazon's Carols by Kindlelight concert, live-streamed Dec. 4, is now available on Prime Instant Video. Release

> Dynamic IP applications are the unsung heroes of the CDN industry, Dan Rayburn says, helping make sense of a fragmented video delivery market. Story

> YouTube quietly rolled out a GIF creation tool to selected channels under the "Share" option. Story

> Playing the Pirate Bay whack-a-mole game: Isohunt made Pirate Bay torrent archives available at a new URL in the wake of Swedish authorities' latest raid on the torrent site. Story

> An Octoly study of automotive brands' advertising efforts found that those that succeed on YouTube or social media "understand how to foster community, sharing, and authentic conversations." Story

And finally… Have some past iTunes purchases you'd rather no one know about, like that deluxe version of Cutthroat Island you bought in 2008? WSJ tells you how to hide them from view. Story

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