Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s plan to overhaul YouTube Inc. with more premium-level fare leads today's cable news roundup.
Hoping to compete with cable and broadcast networks, Google is working on a "major rehaul" of YouTube to organize video into 20 channels featuring several hours of professionally produced content, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) wants to keep the terms of its deal with Hulu LLCtop secret, telling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that a document it plans to file detailing its agreement with the Web video site contains info that could give third parties a "detailed understanding of Hulu's decision making process." You can read the full contents of the letter here.
Azuki Systems is targeting cable with a "Media Everywhere" software architecture that hooks into MSO content delivery systems and allows them to bridge video to devices powered by the full range of mobile operating systems. CEO John Clancy says the initial focus is on video-on-demand -- with live TV apps in the wings -- noting that Azuki is starting to kick off trials with at least five Tier 2 MSOs. (See Azuki Targets TV Everywhere.)