Target Ticket coming Oct. 1; Hulu promotes network shows ahead of premiers

Quick news from across the Web.

> Target's online video site is reportedly set for an Oct. 1 launch. Story

> Hulu is offering episodes of new network TV shows before they air. Story

> Viacom has dumped its homegrown online video player in favor of Brightcove's. Story  

> FilmOn still owes the broadcast networks $1.35 million in settlement fees, a judge ruled. Story (sub. req.)

> Sporting News Media will be able to show NFL highlights online through a deal with the league. Story

> Broadband TV said it's getting a billion monthly unique impressions on YouTube. Press release

Cable News

> Cable equipment supplier Arris has teamed with EchoStar's Sling Media to introduce a new streaming device for cable subscribers that would mimic the functionality offered by the Slingbox. Story

Telecom News 

> Google Fiber is pushing further into Kansas and has reached agreements with two more towns to begin building its network there. Story

And finally... "Twerking" may have entered the national lexicon last month thanks to Miley Cyrus, but over the weekend another online video quickly racked up millions of views on YouTube when an attempted twerk ended in flames. Surprise, surprise: It was all a hoax courtesy of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel. Story

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