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News Round-Up (IV): Howcast, Interactivation, Stingray Digital, Ligos, Zodiac Interactive (EBIF)

--Howcast Claims Its Smartphone Apps Have Been Downloaded by over 2 Million Users
--Interactivation Sells Concert TV VOD Service to Canada's Stingray Digital
--Ligos Joins Zodiac Interactive's Partner Program, Will Use Zodiac's EBIF UA for its Ligos ETV Suite
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. We apologize...

Apple iPad TV and Video News Round-Up

--Brightcove, CBS, Discovery, Disney, Howcast, Jackson Fish Market, MTV, NBA, NBC, Netflix, The Weather Channel, Ustream, Yahoo!, and More
Here is a round-up of recent announcements and news related to the Apple iPad which [itvt] readers might find of interest: Apple has published a list of Web sites that offer iPad-compatible video. The sites include CNN.com, Reuters.com, Vimeo.com, TED.com, MLB.com and NHL.com, among others. Spin Media has announced that it will use Brightcove's new Brightcove Experience for HTML5 solution to deliver video to the iPad, as well as to the Apple iPhone and iPod...

Broadband Video Round-Up

--Boxee Box Features QWERTY Remote
--Howcast Launches Two New Ultra-Short-Form Video Formats
--Hulu Backer Teams with Search Company, Baidu, on New Chinese Broadband Video Service
--TV Guide Magazine Taps Kaltura to Power Video on its Web Site
A number of items of broadband video news came across [itvt]'s desk Tuesday. Here is a brief round-up: D-Link on Tuesday officially launched its new Boxee Box (an extensive preview of which was provided at Boxee's Beta Launch event in Brooklyn last month-- see the article published on itvt.com, December 8th ). A press release from the company provides some information on the various video formats that are supported by the new box. Meanwhile, a...

Verizon FiOS TV Launches Howcast Videos on its VOD Platform

--CTV in VOD Deal with Rogers Cable
Verizon FiOS TV' s VOD service has begun carrying videos from Howcast , a broadband video service that offers short-form instructional/how-to videos (note: Howcast, which features over 100,000 videos in 25 categories on its Web site, operates an Emerging Filmmakers Program that sees it working with filmmakers looking to create videos for it: it pays them a basic fee of $50 per video, and, if their video generates over 40,000 views, provides them with a...

Howcast App Launches on Boxee, Providing Access to Library of Over 100,000 How-To Videos

--Service's Offerings Include Video on "How To Connect Your Laptop To Your TV"
In a posting on his company's blog, Wednesday, Boxee founder and CEO, Avner Ronen, announced the availability of a Boxee application for Howcast , a broadband video service that offers short-form instructional/how-to videos. The service, which features over 100,000 videos in 25 categories, operates an Emerging Filmmakers Program that sees it working with filmmakers looking to create videos for it: it pays them a basic fee of $50 per video, and, if their video generates...