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Brightcove in Broadband Video Deal with Tokyo Gas

--New Deal is Latest in a Series of Japanese Wins for the Company
In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced that Japanese utility company, Tokyo Gas , has chosen the Brightcove platform to power its broadband video initiatives. Tokyo Gas--which has five business divisions and 60 subsidiaries in such areas as natural gas, electricity, gas appliances and real estate--will use the platform for a range of applications, including marketing and corporate communications. Brightcove appears to have been making significant...

Japan's NTT Signs MOU on Interactive Video with Ooyala

--Companies to Explore Collaboration on Interactive Video Advertising
Japanese incumbent telco, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), announced Tuesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Silicon Valley-based Ooyala, to launch a "joint exploration of the business potential and technologies related to interactive video advertising." Ooyala, which was founded in 2007 by former Google employees, Bismark Lepe, Belsasar Lepe and Sean Knapp and which last year announced that it had raised $8.5 million in a funding round led by Sierra Ventures,...

Brightcove Sees Surge in Broadband Video on Newspaper Web Sites

--Round-Up of Recent News from Brightcove
In a posting on its corporate blog last week, broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove--which claims to power broadband video for over 30 major newspaper publishers across North America, Europe and Asia (note: its US customers include Cox Newspapers, Freedom Communications, Hearst Communications, Media News Group, the New York Times Company and New York Times Regional Newspapers, Tribune Total Media and the Washington Post)--provided some figures on how its newspaper customers are deploying broadband video...

Macrovision in EPG Deals in Japan, Caribbean, Central America, Europe

Partners with tvCompass on EPG for Wireless Devices
Signs Japan Distribution Deal with HitachiSoft
Macrovision, the company that earlier this year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, has secured a slew of licensing agreements for its EPG technology over the past few weeks: The company has signed a multi-year agreement with Japan's Panasonic Corp. that provides the latter with a patent license for EPG's in its cable set-top boxes. Under the terms of the agreement, Macrovision and Panasonic are collaborating to develop a cable version of Macrovision's...

Macrovision in EPG Deals in Japan, Caribbean, Central America, Europe

--Partners with tvCompass on EPG for Wireless Devices
--Signs Japan Distribution Deal with HitachiSoft Macrovision, the company that earlier this year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, has secured a slew of licensing agreements for its EPG technology over the past few weeks:
--The company has signed a multi-year agreement with Japan's Panasonic Corp. that provides the latter with a patent license for EPG's in its cable set-top boxes. Under the...

OpenTV News:

--Acquires Sydney-Based TV Workflow Specialist, Ruzz TV
--Secures Deals with Japan's SKY Perfect, Comcast Spotlight
--Taps Ex-NDS Executive to Lead its Indian Operations

Japan's Zentek Targets North American DTV Market with tru2way Solution

Zentek, a Tokyo-based provider of software and engineering services
for the DTV market, earlier this month launched a
tru2way/OCAP-based solution, targeted at the North American market.
Dubbed MediaStack-tru2way, the solution includes CableCARD and
DTV middleware and libraries, and is billed as enabling set-top and
iDTV manufacturers to shorten their development cycle for
tru2way-based DTV products. Zentek says that it can also provide
customers of the solution with access to a bidirectional headend located
in its San Mateo, Calif. offices, thus enabling development-time testing
with tru2way streams. "Zentek has developed an integrated reference
solution to reduce the development risk of tru2way for digital set-top
box and TV manufacturers," Zentek CEO, Shozo Ohtani, said in a

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