Inlet Technologies

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Cisco, Inlet Technologies, Mubi, Belgacom, Softbank, PPTV

--Cisco to Enhance its New Videoscape Platform via Acquisition of Inlet Technologies
--Mubi in VOD Deal with Belgacom
--Softbank Acquires Stake in Chinese Broadband TV Service, PPTV
Here is the first of two round-ups of some recent interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Cisco has announced its intent to acquire privately held Inlet Technologies , a provider of adaptive bit rate (ABR) video streaming technology, for $95 million in cash and "retention-based incentives." According to Cisco, the acquisition will strengthen the capabilities of its recently launched (see the article published on itvt.com, January 6th) Videoscape platform. "Cisco...

Companies Showcase Advanced/Interactive TV Technologies at CableLabs Innovation Showcase

US cable-industry research, development and standards organization, CableLabs , has provided some information on the technologies that were featured at its Innovation Showcase, Monday. The Innovation Showcase , which was part of CableLabs' Summer Conference , saw 11 companies pitching new technologies to conference attendees, who then voted for the one they deemed most likely to succeed in the marketplace. The winner was BelAir Networks' new BelAir100SP Strand Picocell (see below): ActiveVideo Network s' demo...