Viacom's $1B suit against YouTube killed; online video slaying video rentals in U.K.

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> U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton has effectively killed a $1 billion copyright suit filed by Viacom against YouTube. Story

> Perhaps they're a bit slower on trends or perhaps they're more stubborn, but apparently the British are catching up with their cousins across the pond and "push[ing] DVD and Blu-ray rentals off the cliff." Story

> Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has been named to Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Story

> YouTube media company and management firm Big Frame will use Beachfront Media's video app platform to distribute video content across multiple devices including those connected to TVs. Press release


> Pay TV service providers should invest in content delivery networks (CDNs) if they want to hold off the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, according to Guy Bisson, research director for television at IHS. Full article here

Cable News

> AT&T said Tuesday that it picked up 232,000 U-verse TV subscribers in the first quarter, along with a record 731,000 U-verse Internet customers. It was the best period for U-verse TV subscriber growth in nine quarters, AT&T said. The telco now counts 8.4 million U-verse Internet and 4.8 million U-verse TV subscribers. Full article here

And finally… Satellite operator SES claims it "pioneered" the first Ultra HD transmission in the HEVC standard by broadcasting live from an ASTRA satellite in a collaboration with video delivery infrastructure firm Harmonic and semiconductor solutions provider Broadcom. Story

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