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News Round-Up (VIII): Sigma Designs, Microsoft, Ski Channel, Comcast, SnagFilms, Verizon, SyFy

--Sigma Designs Launches "Low-Cost" Set-Top Box Solution for Microsoft Mediaroom
--Ski Channel in VOD Deal with Comcast
--SnagFilms Plans to Increase Distribution, Starting with VOD Deals with Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV
--SyFy Launches Three iPhone Apps
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. System-on-chip (SoC) specialist, Sigma Designs , has announced the availability of what it describes as a "low-cost" Microsoft Mediaroom -compatible set-top box platform, based on its...

Comcast in "Exclusive" VOD Partnership with Shakira

--VOD Round-Up: HDNet on FiOS TV, Oasis TV on Cox and Charter, Ski Channel on RCN
Comcast announced Monday that it will today (Tuesday) launch an HD VOD collection showcasing music videos, biographical footage and live performances from Shakira , thanks to an exclusive partnership with the Colombian singer (note: the MSO also recently launched a similar exclusive HD VOD collection featuring singer, Taylor Swift-- see the article published on, December 3rd ).

Content that will be available in the collection (which will be accessed by selecting...