Vid-Biz: LIN TV, Series, Rick Astley

LIN TV Stations Disappear from Time Warner Cable; retransmission contract expires as two sides fail to reach a new deal, 15 stations affected. (Multichannel News)

New Web Series; to launch High Drama: Against All Oz and Rich Girl, Poor Girl this month; Boondocks writer signs deal with Codeblack Entertainment to create new series for distribution through YouTube and the Google Content Network. (WB: TVWeek); (Codeblack: The Hollywood Reporter)

Rick Astley Up for an MTV Europe Award; in what amounts to a tribute to never giving up 20 years on, Rickrolling makes the pop singer the frontrunner for Best Act Ever. (Wired)

Bloomberg TV Signs AOL Deal; first major online syndication deal will see AOL Money & Finance feature 20 new clips from Bloomberg every weekday. (AdWeek)

YouTube a Battleground over Prop 8 in California; pro- and anti-gay marriage forces use videos to make their points. (The LA Times)

Clone Wars Looks for Force Online; episodes of the new TV series will be on iTunes the next day and streamed online the following week. (Variety)

Errol Morris and Tom Green, Lehman Bros. News: NTV Station Today

The extended version of Errol Morris’s Stand Up To Cancer features interviews with a wide spectrum of cancer survivors (including Friend of NewTeeVee Tom Green) about their experiences — it’s an intensely human eight minutes of humor and sorrow.

And lacking, as I do, a keen understanding of basic economics, when a major story like Lehman Brothers going bankrupt breaks, I turn to the news media for more information. But how do two different agencies use online video to cover these incidents? We compare the Associated Press and Bloomberg’s coverage of the recent economic turmoil over on NewTeeVee Station!