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AnySource Media in Over-the-Top Deals with Two Mobile Content Providers

--Company's Connected HDTV Service Slated to Launch Later This Year
AnySource Media , a company that offers an over-the-top-TV technology, called the Connected HDTV Platform, which it says will be embedded in certain new HDTV sets later this year (note: the company has not yet announced any partnerships with TV manufacturers) and will allow viewers to access hundreds of "virtual" on-demand channels "out of the box," announced Monday that it has signed up two more content providers for its platform: Comedy Time and Salacious Streets...

ATIS' IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) Expands Focus to Include Over-the-Top Video

Standards-development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) , announced Monday that it is expanding the focus of its IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) to include over-the-top video. The IIF's mission "will be expanded to include the standardized delivery of Internet-sourced content over an IPTV network," the organization said in a press release. "Until this time, the IIF has concentrated on delivery of a TV service over a managed IP network." According to ATIS, over...

ZapMyTV in VOD License Agreement with Paramount Digital Entertainment

--Company Offers Social Broadband Video Service, Currently in Early Beta
ZapMyTV --a company that is developing a "family-friendly" social broadband video portal that it says will broadcast live cable programming via the Internet across multiple social networking platforms and will also provide access to a range of theatrical motion picture content on an a la carte or subscription VOD basis (note: the company's "Interactive Content Environment"--or "ICE"--platform, which is currently in early beta, is slated to launch commercially later this year)--announced Wednesday that it has...

New Over-the-Top-TV Device Incorporates P2P BitTorrent Client

--Device Allows Direct Access to P2P Content on the Living Room TV Set
Consumer electronics manufacturer, Zinnet , a subsidiary of Taiwan's Zinwell Corp., has launched an HD (720p)-enabled over-the-top-TV device, called the brite-View CinemaCube , that incorporates a P2P BitTorrent client, allowing users to download P2P content--presumably including illegally shared movies and programming--for viewing directly on their livingroom television set. According to the company, the device, which is available on Amazon.com for $89.99, supports Xvid, RMVB, WMV, AVI, MP4, MKV, H.262, MP2, MP3, JPEG, BMP and PNG...

Verismo Launches New Software Release for its VuNow Over-the-Top-TV Platform

--Round-Up of Recent News from Verismo
Verismo, a Silicon Valley-based company that offers an over-the-top-TV platform called VuNow (enabled by a small set-top box device called the PoD), announced Thursday the latest software release for the platform, VuNow 3.0. New features provided by VuNow 3.0, according to the company, include: Support for 802.11n, a format that is billed as significantly increasing wireless performance and range, compared to 802.11g. More wireless security features, including support for security with WPA, WPA2 and WPS...

boxee Launches "App Dev Challenge"

--Competition Seeks to Encourage Developers to Use New boxee API
In a post on his company's blog, Tuesday, boxee CEO, Avner Ronen, announced the " boxee App Dev Challenge ," a competition designed to encourage developers to build new applications based on boxee's recently launched API (note: for more on the boxee API, see [itvt]'s interview with Ronen in Issue 8.38). "While people are working on a variety of boxee apps," Ronen wrote, "we thought it would be a good idea to provide some extra...

Entone Partners with Vudu to Enable Integrated IPTV/OTT Service Offerings

--Joint Solution Enables Smaller Telcos to Offer VOD
--Round-Up of Recent News from Entone
IPTV home-connectivity solutions provider, Entone , said Tuesday that it has integrated Vudu 's broadband video entertainment services with its "next-generation" media hubs. According to the company, the integrated solution, which it says will be available this summ er, will allow its telco customers (many of which are smaller operators lacking the ability to offer their own VOD service) to supplement their linear-TV and DVR offerings with an over-the-top VOD service featuring Vudu's library of...

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