Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Netflix, AMC, On Demand Group, Cablevision Mexico, HIT

--Netflix Kills Qwikster
--Netflix in Multi-Year Licensing Deal with AMC Networks
--SeaChange's On Demand Group in VOD Deal with Mexico's Cablevision
--On Demand Group in Children's VOD Deal with HIT Entertainment
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. As has been widely reported, Netflix has abandoned its plan to spin off its DVD business into a separate operation and Web site called Qwikster . "It is clear that for many of our members two Web sites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as...

Mexican MSO, Megacable, in Deal to Use Macrovision's Passport Echo EPG

--Macrovision Extends Relationship with National Datacast
Macrovision, the company which last year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, announced Tuesday an agreement with Mexican MSO, Megacable Comunicaciones (claims 1.5 million subscribers in 53 major cities, making it Mexico's largest MSO), that will see the latter using its Passport Echo cable EPG and its TV listings data in its Motorola systems. According to Macrovision, the deal will also give Megacable subscribers access to 1) its ShowRunner VOD application, which the...

Ligos Powers Interactive Multichannel Mosaics for Cablevision Mexico

Names John Dixon VP of Sales
San Francisco-based digital video processing specialist, Ligos, says that its MediaRig Mosaic technology is powering interactive multichannel mosaics for Mexico's largest digital cable operator, Cablevision Mexico. "Cablevision strives to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to deploying the latest innovations to our digital cable subscribers," Cablevision Mexico CEO, Jean Paul Broc Haro, said in a prepared statement. "Having evaluated a number of options, we found MediaRig Mosaic to be the most versatile and...

SeaChange in Deals with HBO LAG, Cablevision Mexico, RCN, Camiant

VOD technology provider, SeaChange International, and digital video
specialist, Thomson, said last week that they have deployed an
advanced content delivery system for HBO Latin America Group. The
system, which uses digital watermarking for enhanced security, is being
used by HBO LAG to make movies available on the VOD platforms of
a number of cable operators throughout Latin America. "As easily and