Vid-Biz: YouTube, Blockbuster, Al Jazeera

Google’s YouTube Says It’s in Talks to Show Live NBA, NHL Games; The video site aims to show more sports content in the second half of the year. (BusinessWeek)

Blockbuster to be Sold; Opening Bid Set at $290 Million; The company has submitted a plan for auction to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. (LA Times)

Al Jazeera English in Talks With US Cable Providers; Managing director of Al Jazeera English Al Anstey is meeting with US cable providers, including Comcast, about carrying the network in the US for the first time.

Visual Evidence: Movies Are Getting Worse; An interactive chart shows how films over the last 20 years have grown more polarizing. (

Accenture Enables Mediaset to Launch Over-the-Top Services for TV, PC and Other Mobile Devices; Accenture’s solution for Italian broadcaster Mediaset enables innovative over-the-top solutions. (BusinessWire)