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SeaChange financials worsen; blames VOD Title: SeaChange financials worsen; blames VOD
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 30, 2005

ITVT reports that VOD equipment provider, SeaChange International, has released preliminary financial results for its fiscal second quarter (2006), ended July 31st. SeaChange says that the results are...

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The Beeb Get's More Progressive Title: The Beeb Get's More Progressive
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 29, 2005

The BBC's TV channels will be made available on the internet, BBC Director General Mark Thompson has confirmed. "We believe that on-demand changes the terms of the debate, indeed that it will...

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Roster of IPTV Vendors in Alaska Title: Roster of IPTV Vendors in Alaska
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 29, 2005

For those of you who like to keep tabs on which vendors are supplying various portions of the IPTV food chain, here is some information about an small IPTV solution for 10,000 phone customers with...

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Cities, ask not for whom the 'Bells' toll Title: Cities, ask not for whom the 'Bells' toll
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 23, 2005

Maybe the Telcos are going to dodge a regulatory bullet in their quest to provide IPTV services. Texas just passed a law establishing statewide franchises, effectively exempting telcos like Verizon...

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Anystream To Include Nielsen Codes Title: Anystream To Include Nielsen Codes
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 18, 2005

Nielsen moved forward in measuring video-on-demand viewership by announcing a collaboration with software company Anystream, whose software products are targeted at broadband video applications....

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Veoh: an Internet Television Peercasting Network Title: Veoh: an Internet Television Peercasting Network
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 17, 2005

Veoh Networks, a San Diego start-up, is described as an Internet Television Peercasting Network. They also completed a Series A round of financing led by Shelter Capital Partners. No where could I...

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Rentrak: a VOD company to keep an eye on Title: Rentrak: a VOD company to keep an eye on
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on August 17, 2005

I have been watching a company called Rentrak (nasdaq:RENT) for a while. It is based in Oregon and in the information processing business. But why I watch it is that during the last year, they have...

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Some TiVo Shareholders live in Denial Title: Some TiVo Shareholders live in Denial
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 16, 2005

The value of TiVo's shares declined over 6% in heavy trading last Thursday, after Reuters reported that directv CEO Chase Carey had said that his company would cease marketing and promoting...

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Texas Streamlines its Television Regulation Title: Texas Streamlines its Television Regulation
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 16, 2005

In a first across the nation, the Texas State House and Senate passed bills last week that would allow telcos to apply for statewide cable-TV franchises. If Gov. Rick Perry signs the bill, it will be...

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More Evidence of the coming Adpocalypse Title: More Evidence of the coming Adpocalypse
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 12, 2005

I've reported here a number of instances of established media companies using the Internet to reach a new generation of viewers directly. Just about everyone of them says that getting advertising...

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Brian Roberts Mentions IPTV Title: Brian Roberts Mentions IPTV
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 09, 2005

Broadcasting and Cable points out an interesting quote from Brian Roberts, Comcast Corp. CEO. "Our goal of 1 billion IPTV or VOD streams in 2005 is now quite certain." He said this last week...

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Verizon Enters into Home Networking Title: Verizon Enters into Home Networking
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 09, 2005

In today's Wall Street Journal: "In the latest sign that Verizon Communications Inc. is serious about entering the TV business, the telephone giant is set to announce that it has joined an...

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ManiaTV: is it a model for Internet TV? Title: ManiaTV: is it a model for Internet TV?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 08, 2005

In August 2004, ManiaTV went live from a 15,000 square foot warehouse in denver with a roster of green "cyberjockeys" or CJs. They were recruited mostly through craigslist and hired more on...

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Tele-Vegas comes to the UK Title: Tele-Vegas comes to the UK
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 05, 2005

Interactive Television (ITV) is an area of technology I try to occasionally cover here. ITV transforms the passive one way nature of television into a two-way, interactive medium. What is needed is an...

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The Cable Companies Never Saw It Coming! Title: The Cable Companies Never Saw It Coming!
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 04, 2005

John Higgins at Broadcasting and Cable wrote a good article entitled Cable's Wake-Up Call. (Subscription needed). The article covers the happenings at the Cable & Telecommunications...

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Alcatel and Amdocs to deliver joint IPTV solution Title: Alcatel and Amdocs to deliver joint IPTV solution
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 04, 2005

Earlier this year, Alcatel formed an alliance with Microsoft to offer an integrated hardware and software offering to telecommunications providers. Om Malik wrote an interesting post that questions...

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Howard Stern goes VOD Title: Howard Stern goes VOD
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 04, 2005

Video on demand and IPTV are often talked about in the context of accessing television shows that have already aired on TV. Kind of like a super DVR whereby the viewer never had to record the show in...

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Is the AOL train wreck ever going to finish? Title: Is the AOL train wreck ever going to finish?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 03, 2005

I have never been one to praise America On Line. In fact, I wear my lack of an AOL email address and never having signed up for their subscription service as a badge of honor. But, I am positive on......

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Verizon Increases Capex Spending Title: Verizon Increases Capex Spending
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 03, 2005

Verizon Communications Inc. announced last week that its capital-expenditure budget will rise by 15% over last year's $13.3 billon as it gears up for video rollouts over its FiOS TV architecture...

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Yahoo! Goes for VOD Title: Yahoo! Goes for VOD
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 03, 2005

Yahoo! will add streaming video content from ABC News and CNN.com to the Yahoo News section of its Web site beginning next month. "Video content is becoming an increasingly important component of...

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Akimbo Goes Cable and Video Blogging Title: Akimbo Goes Cable and Video Blogging
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 02, 2005

I am not sure what to think of the news reported in Informitv.com about Akimbo Systems offering its Queue-and-View system to cable operators to enable subscribers to download videos to their digital...

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Current TV Puts Viewers in Control Title: Current TV Puts Viewers in Control
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on August 01, 2005

Digital media puts consumers in control. And with all the news about non-linear television (Internet Television and VOD), we might begin to feel that any new linear television network has little...

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