Over the Top

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...