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AEG Trumpets Success of its New Live and On-Demand Video Streaming Unit

Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment presenter, AEG , is trumpeting the success of AEG Digital Media , the live and on-demand Internet video streaming business unit it launched in early October following its acquisition of Incited Media. In less than 60 days, the company says, AEG Digital Media--which it describes as a "provider of complete, turnkey, no-fail multimedia broadcast solutions" and which it says it formed in order to extend its reach to new audiences...

WHDI Releases 1.0 Specification for Uncompressed Multiroom HDTV Streaming

--Billed as Only Full 1080p/60Hz HD Wireless Solution for All CE, PC and Mobile Devices in the Home
WHDI ( Wireless Home Digital Interface ), a consortium of consumer electronics manufacturers tasked with developing an industry standard for multiroom video, audio and control connectivity, has announced the completion and availability of its WHDI 1.0 specification. According to the consortium, the new standard enables full 1080p/60Hz HD video with Deep Color at a distance of 100 feet and through walls. The consortium claims that no other wireless standard combines this level of quality and...

News Round-Up

--Artivision Integrates its Target-Ad Service with Kaltura's Open Source Broadband Video Platform
--Denmark's Comtech to Use never.no's Interactive TV Technology at Conference Facilities, Retailers
--NDS Appoints New Indian Reseller
--Nielsen Provides More Info on its Single-Source Measurement Plan
--New iPhone Augmented Reality App Takes Advantage of Twitter's New Geotagging Feature
--YouTube Said to Be in Discussions about Streaming TV Shows on Pay-Per-View Basis
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Kaltura , a company that offers what it bills as the first open source broadband video platform, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that Artivision has joined its partner program and integrated its Target-Ad "in-video monetization service" with the Kaltura platform. According to Artivision, Target-Ad generates "smart ad placements that adapt in real time for optimal...

Video Streaming Company, Justin.tv, Launches Free, Open API

In a posting on its corporate blog Sunday night, Justin.tv , a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video," announced the launch of a free, open API. "We want to make live video ubiquitous across the Web," the blog post stated. "We know there ar e dozens of use cases that live video would be perfect for: customer support, pay-per-view entertainment,...

MLB iPhone Application Now Streaming All Regular-Season Games Live to MLB.TV Subscribers

Major League Baseball (MLB) announced Wednesday that its MLB.com At Bat 2009 iPhone/iPod touch application is adding more live video and will stream every regular-season MLB game for subscribers of its MLB.TV service, effective immediately. According to MLB, the application, which is priced at $9.99 and which it says will also offer complete live coverage of the baseball postseason, is the top-selling sports app in the Apple App Store. The app delivers live video of...

White House Launches Facebook App to Let Viewers Interact with its Live Video Events

--Meanwhile, Discovery Taps Facebook Connect to Enhance New Forensics Show
In a posting on its official blog, Thursday, the White House announced that it is now offering a Facebook application in order to allow viewers to interact with and around the live streaming video events that it regularly organizes. The application embeds the White House live stream and allows viewers to comment on, ask questions about, and chat with one another about the event that is being streamed. Viewers' comments are shared with their Facebook...

NBC Sports Taps Microsoft Silverlight, iStreamPlanet, Akamai, Inlet to Stream Wimbledon Live

--Service Will Leverage Microsoft's Smooth Streaming Adaptive Bit Rate Technology
Webcasting specialist, iStreamPlanet , said Monday that it has been tapped by Microsoft to help deliver live streaming and on-demand coverage of the Wimbledon Championships for NBC Sports' Wimbledon Live service on NBCSports.com . According to the company, it will manage the encoding of live coverage of the tennis championship, as well as design and deploy a custom Microsoft Silverlight-based "media experience" that will leverage Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS) Smooth Streaming adaptive bit...

Mogulus Launches Pro offering, VOD Support

--Also Signs Deal with Gannett

--Company Offers Interactive Web Broadcasting Platform

Mogulus--a company which offers a free, ad-supported service that
allows people to launch their own live broadband TV stations (it claims
that its service, which launched last November, has already enabled
over 50,000 producers to launch their own Internet TV stations,
streaming over 100 million unique viewer minutes each month)--was
attempting to generate some visibility for its platform at the NAB show
earlier this month. In addition to showcasing its basic service
(consisting of 1) the Mogulus Studio, a browser-based collaborative
application that supports such features as multi-camera mixing and

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