Tencent to offer Web-capable TV in China; Gates invests in satellite mobile broadband start-up

More online video news from around the Web:

> Probably figuring if they build it, someone will watch it, China Internet company Tencent will offer a television that provides users with access to its online games and videos. Story

> Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates is part of a team including Liberty Global and Lux Capital that has invested $12 million into Kymeta, a start-up with plans to offer satellite broadband access on the go. Story

> If you can't beat 'em, join 'em is the policy China's online video company Youku followed to acquire competitor Tudou Holdings. Story

> DreamWorks will pay Fox 8 percent of gross receipts for theatrical and home video distribution of its content, but just 6 percent of gross receipts for digital rights that include paid online downloads and video-on-demand, as part of a new multi-year deal. Story

> Dish Network will use a satellite from sister company EchoStar to introduce a satellite-delivered nationwide broadband Internet service. Story

> Online video is catching on among clothes buyers with one in five apparel consumers using tablets or mobile devices daily for shopping and four in 10 visiting store or retailer websites as a result of watching apparel videos, according to Marketing Land. Story

And finally… the highly anticipated launch of real-time video Internet news channel HuffPost Live didn't sit well with Guardian critic Michael Wolff, who called it "indescribably moronic" and "brutal in its insipid banality and obviousness." Story

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