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A whole load of interesting articles came flooding in this week already. Here’s a review of two key ones today:

Online Video Not Killing TV, Says Nielsen – well that’s a good thing!

The new report from the media analysts at Nielsen found that video viewing across all three screens – TV, Internet, and mobile – increased from last year. As of the third quarter 2008, the average person in the U.S. watched approximately 142 hours of TV in one month. In addition, people who used the Internet were online 27 hours a month, and people who used a mobile phone spent 3 hours a month watching mobile video.

It looks like viewing is up regardless of medium – there’s surely something interesting in that from a content production perspective.

Youtube gets fat

We’re expanding the width of the page to 960 pixels to better reflect the quality of the videos you create and the screens that you use to watch them. This new, wider player is in a widescreen aspect ratio which we hope will provide you with a cleaner, more powerful viewing experience. And don’t worry, your 4:3 aspect ratio videos will play just fine in this new player.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, one of the keynote speakers at the NewTeeVee Live event today in San Francisco, believes that the only way to reach “video nirvana” is to put the Internet on television by building browsers into TVs and getting rid of remotes.

via [Read Write Web]