News Round-Up (VII): Netflix, Nu Image, Panasonic, Netgear, Zixi

--Netflix in Pay-TV-Window Streaming Video Deal with Nu Image/Millennium Films
--Netflix Instant Streaming Now Available on 2010 Panasonic Connected-TV Devices
--Netgear, Zixi Unveil Joint HD OTT Solution

Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

  • Netflix and Nu Image/Millennium Films have announced a long-term agreement, under which first-run theatrical films distributed by the Nu Image/Millennium Group will be licensed to Netflix for streaming over the Internet to its subscribers during the pay-TV window. The deal follows a similar deal with Epix that was announced last month (see the article published on itvt.com, August 11th).
  • Panasonic has announced that Netflix instant streaming service is now available (with a Netflix subscription) on its 2010 HDTV's and Blu-ray Disc players that are equipped with its Viera Cast connected-TV platform. Other services that have launched on the platform this year include Skype, Twitter and Pandora.
  • Networking and storage equipment provider, Netgear, and Zixi, a provider of HD OTT delivery platform technology, have announced the launch of a joint solution consisting of a Netgear NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Player using the Zixi Video Operating System (ZVOS) to deliver live and on-demand HDTV over the Internet.

 

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