Sherwood Licenses Verismo's OTT Tech to Transform its Audio Receivers into Internet TV Set-Tops

Verismo , a Silicon Valley-based company that offers an over-the-top-TV platform called VuNow (note: the platform has traditionally been offered in conjunction with a small set-top box device called the PoD; however, back in February, Verismo announced the launch of a global OEM initiative targeting consumer OEM's, content aggregators and ISP's--see the article posted on itvt.com, May 8th), said Wednesday that Sherwood , a company best known for its audio receivers, is integrating its platform...

Over-the-Top-TV Specialist, AnySource Media, in Deal to Distribute VOD from 13 Niche Networks

--Recently Announced Deals with TheStreet.com, Break.com, Revision3, Next New Networks
AnySource Media , a company that offers an over-the-top-TV platform, called Connected HDTV, 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, announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with affiliate rights aggregator, PathFinder World Video, to distribute video-on-demand content from 13 of the latter's ethnic...

New Over-the-Top Service, ZillionTV, in Deals with Verimatrix, Inlet

Studio-backed, subscription-free, "over-the-top" on-demand TV service, ZillionTV, said Monday that it has deployed Verimatrix's Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV to enable secure delivery of its on-demand programming offerings over the Internet. Verimatrix bills the software-based VCAS technology as providing the encryption needed to protect content from widespread piracy and enable a wide choice of consumer viewing options. ZillionTV claims that its service will offer around 15,000 titles from Hollywood studios and TV networks...

Digeo Unveils New Features for its Moxi HD DVR

--Enhancements Enable Users to Access Over-the-Top Video Services on their Living Room TV
Paul Allen-owned set-top box vendor, Digeo, announced a series of new features and enhancements for its Moxi HD DVR Thursday, that appear to be designed to transform the device into a platform for bringing over-the-top video to the living room (much as rival TiVo has transformed its DVR into an OTT device). The new features, which the company says will be available automatically to Moxi HD DVR customers via a free software upgrade, include:

ZillionTV in Content Deal with The Weinstein Company (NEW)

Studio-backed subscription-free broadband/personalized TV service, ZillionTV (note: for an in-depth overview of the company, see [itvt]'s recent interview with its CEO, Mitch Berman, in Issue 8.33), has announced a content agreement with indie studio, The Weinstein Company.

Sezmi Raises $33 Million, Cuts its Workforce by 20%

Completes Seattle Technical Trials of its New TV Service
Sezmi, a company that has developed a set-top box-based service which it bills as "combining traditional TV content, movies and Internet video in a single, easy-to-use product"--announced late last month that it has secured an additional $33 million of financing. According to the company, the figure includes new investments from Advanced Equities, and follow-on investments from previous investors, Morgenthaler Ventures, Omni Capital Group, TD Fund and Legend Ventures. Sezmi's announcement of its new funding came...