Netflix strikes deal with BBC for launch in UK, Ireland; Time Warner Cable gets HBO Go… at last

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> Netflix has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide to offer shows including Doctor Who, Top Gear and Little Britain at its UK launch. Article

> Eighty percent of videos are encoded in H.264 and, at least theoretically, could be delivered to an iPad with the HTML5 video tag, according to new data from MeFeedia. Article

> Once more around the block for Verizon and Cablevision. On Monday the companies settled a lawsuit filed earlier this month that claimed Verizon was misrepresenting Cablevision's Internet speeds. Article

> Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts will pay a $500,000 fine for allegedly violated pre-merger reporting and waiting requirements when he acquired Comcast voting securities related to the acquisitions of AT&T's cable assets in 2002. Article

> Time Warner Cable, which as Time Warner chief executive Jeff Bewkes said earlier this month has been a little behind the curve on this one, finally is getting ready to offer subscribers access to HBO Go... as long as they also subscribe to the cable channel. Article

> Verizon's patent battle with ActiveVideo took yet another turn Wednesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals granted the telco's request to delay monthly royalty payments of $11 million until its appeal is heard. Article

> Cablevision will have to deliver HD feeds of its regional sports networks to AT&T and Verizon, according to a new appeals court ruling. Article

And finally... Deputies in Florida say a man stole a woman's car while they were on a date at a Tampa area movie theater. Article