Merry Christmas From AllThingsD and the Gift of a YouTube Yule Log

Here’s an hour of some crackling fire on Google’s YuleTube, oops, YouLog, oops, YouTube.
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Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

It looks like the deal that AllThingsD wrote about in August is finally happening.
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Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court to Shut Down Streaming-Video Service Aereo

Major TV broadcasters on Friday petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Aereo Inc., a streaming-video startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller that they allege is stealing their content and putting their fundamental business model at risk.

Tune-In Was Big for MTV’s VMAs — What’s Twitter Got to Do With It?

Can Twitter prove its effect on live broadcast events to brands and networks?
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Cord Cliff Coming: What Happens to TV When Netflix Streams Live Events?

It can’t justify premium pricing without adding new premium content.
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NBC to Emphasize Live Events in Lineup

“Live is really important these days when you are trying to fight the DVR.”

Yahoo Q2 Earnings Call: The Marissa and Ken Show, Now in Living Color

Hiyo, if you will, for the Internet age.
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Live From Sunnyvale … It’s Yahoo’s Q2, as Mayer Streams Video of Earnings Call

I cannot seem to recall an Internet company doing this — please illuminate me, if so — but Yahoo will “live stream a video broadcast of the company’s second quarter financial results on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern.” The Marissa Mayer CEO show, with sidekick CFO Ken Goldman, will be coming from a studio at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale HQ, and will be available exclusively on Yahoo Finance. (I will so be liveblogging, and am secretly hoping for dancing purple exclamation points.) Wall Street analysts are expecting a meh quarter from the Silicon Valley Internet giant, with a drop in revenue compared to a year ago and worries about Yahoo’s key display advertising business. (Update: I had forgotten, but Netflix will also do so, although it will be a discussion, and not until later this month.)

Yahoo’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications

Get ready for a very noisy game of musical chairs over the premium video site. Meanwhile, Mayer is still shopping for deals.
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Yet Another Hulu Bidder! Yahoo Is In, Too.

Add one more name to the Hulu bidding derby: Yahoo, which just announced plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, has made an offer on the video website.
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Why the Web Hasn’t Hurt TV