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CinemaNow Adds High-Def Title: CinemaNow Adds High-Def
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 28, 2005

(Excerpted from July 27 Broadcastingcable.com) Movie download service CinemaNow has reached a deal to distribute programming from HDNet, marking the first time HD content has been available for legal...

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Motorola's Set-Top Unit Reports Increased Sales, Earnings Title: Motorola's Set-Top Unit Reports Increased Sales, Earnings
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 28, 2005

Motorola's stock has been trending up nicely for the last two months mostly on the strength of its cellular phone strength. However, the company has good news from its set top box unit, too....

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Tut Systems, how'd you get so funky? Title: Tut Systems, how'd you get so funky?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 28, 2005

Oregon based, IPTV technology provider, Tut Systems, has raised $14.9 million via the sale of common stock and warrants to institutional investors. "This financing provides Tut Systems with a...

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SBC says Full Lightspeed Ahead Title: SBC says Full Lightspeed Ahead
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 27, 2005

Amy Friedlander is the Senior Vice President of Programming at SBC having been appointed in March. Her background has many years experience in new media and IP, video-on-demand, broadband content and...

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The New TV Dinner Title: The New TV Dinner
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 24, 2005

This last week we heard that Gerald Thomas, a C.A. Swanson & Sons executive, died. He was credited with inventing the TV Dinner and changing America's eating habits ever since. Now, the WSJ...

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Is Television Ready for its Online Close-up? Title: Is Television Ready for its Online Close-up?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 23, 2005

Rebecca Lieb has some good comments that are pertinent to television content making its way onto web sites. As recently as five years ago, media companies safely considered their Web sites mere brand...

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C-COR Handed a Victory in Patent Fight with SeaChange Title: C-COR Handed a Victory in Patent Fight with SeaChange
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on July 19, 2005

Seachange may be beating C-COR in VOD server market share but C-COR has the courts going for them. C-COR, the company which acquired nCUBE last December, has been handed a victory in a...

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Nielsen will pester TV viewers every 42 minutes Title: Nielsen will pester TV viewers every 42 minutes
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 19, 2005

Most people know that Nielsen Media Research measures television audiences. Nielsen says that it has decided to prompt audience panel members who are using its new Active/Passive Meters every 42...

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All Access Technology adds IPTV Title: All Access Technology adds IPTV
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 18, 2005

All Access Technologies is a broadband provider that operates private Fiber-to-the-Home(FTTH) networks in Dallas, Las Vegas, and southern Florida. Presently, they deliver VOIP, high-speed data,...

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Time Warner tests Internet Television Title: Time Warner tests Internet Television
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 17, 2005

It is being reported that Time Warner Cable has "quietly embarked on a trial in the San Diego area" that delivers 75 channels - all of Time Warner's expanded basic tier -- via IP to the...

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Verizon Adds Turner Content Title: Verizon Adds Turner Content
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 17, 2005

Verizon took another step forward for its Verizon FiOS TV video offering. Last week it signed a programming deal with Turner Broadcasting System. The deal covers carriage of TBS, Turner Network...

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics Title: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 17, 2005

The recent Live 8 concerts reminds us why it is important to dig a little at the television audience numbers. Across the Internet and in some publications, the perception is that the audience watching...

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Comcast Teams with Corus Entertainment on Children's VOD Service Title: Comcast Teams with Corus Entertainment on Children's VOD Service
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on July 16, 2005

Cartoons and the sentence "Vortex On Demand demonstrates the synergy of our vertically integrated company, looping in our content division and the branding and packaging expertise ..."...

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Bad News Bells Title: Bad News Bells
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 15, 2005

Telco's are taking their legal battle to congress now. Congress may be too little too late for telephone companies battling with cable. "In the past two weeks, lawmakers have announced plans...

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China Tightens Controls on TV Title: China Tightens Controls on TV
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 15, 2005

Maybe its just my simple brain, but I have never understood how a market economy and authoritarian governance can co-exist. But that is what we are told is happening in China. Nevertheless, the...

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Sue the Bastards Title: Sue the Bastards
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 15, 2005

Forgent Networks is suing cable companies and satellite TV providers. The list includes Comcast, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, CableOne, EchoStar and directv. Forgent...

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The coming Adpocalypse Title: The coming Adpocalypse
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 15, 2005

The inspiration for the above picture comes from my post about Les Moonves and VOD. I recalled that while reading Charlene Li's blog today, specifically her entry entitled Google Video potentially...

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The IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) Title: The IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF)
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 14, 2005

The ATIS, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, launched the IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF). The ATIS is based in Washington, DC more than 350 communications companies...

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I love to watch but my arm is getting tired Title: I love to watch but my arm is getting tired
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 13, 2005

The folks at the MIT Advertising Lab point us to where television, cell phones, and french chic may be headed. They write: "France Telecom's wireless unit, Orange SA, will soon roll out a new...

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DVD sales slow Title: DVD sales slow
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Filed in archive Announcements by martino on July 13, 2005

We recently witnessed DreamWorks animation and Pixar Animation Studios having to adjust their earnings estimates when Shrek 2 and The Incredibles sold fewer DVDs than the companies had predicted....

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The Eye on America now eyes Internet VOD Title: The Eye on America now eyes Internet VOD
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 13, 2005

Yawn. Another broadcast news group is going to offer up free video clips on the Internet? This time it is CBS News. They, like other traditional media companies, want to capture TV viewers who are...

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Time Travel: the Killer App Title: Time Travel: the Killer App
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 12, 2005

Further details have emerged on BT's plans for its broadband television service, now aiming to launch by summer 2006. BT will offer a hybrid broadband and broadcast system, combining a digital...

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AOL, XM, AEG form Joint Entertainment Venture Title: AOL, XM, AEG form Joint Entertainment Venture
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 12, 2005

This just in: America Online, XM, and AEG have form a joint venture called Network Live that will deliver live and on-demand concerts and comedy shows via the Internet, wireless and satellite. They...

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Sun spots IPTV opportunity and shines on advertising Title: Sun spots IPTV opportunity and shines on advertising
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 12, 2005

Andy Bechtolsheim was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems with Scott McNealy. In 2003, Andy went and founded Kealia, a super-secret startup that was building a distributed, high-availability video server...

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Interactive Television (ITV); Where is it at today? Title: Interactive Television (ITV); Where is it at today?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 10, 2005

Interactive TV is one of those technologies that enable many new services but yet we know so little about. In its simplest explanation, interactivity means this: there is a 'return path'...

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Forget the Bootleg, Just Download the Movie Legally Title: Forget the Bootleg, Just Download the Movie Legally
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 10, 2005

(Excerpted from The New York Times Technology Section) After years of avoiding it, Hollywood studios are preparing to let people download and buy electronic copies of movies over the Internet, much as...

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AOL Recent Live 8 Statistics Title: AOL Recent Live 8 Statistics
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 09, 2005

AOL provided live coverage of the recent Live 8 concerts, featuring feeds from London, Philadelphia and other capitals around the world, reaching a record 175,000 simultaneous streams and a total of 5...

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The Sporting News is given away free to Echostar subscribers Title: The Sporting News is given away free to Echostar subscribers
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 09, 2005

OpenTV is an Interactive TV middleware company owned by Liberty Media. I keep an eye on them because they are putting together the relationships and ITV technology that might make them a significant...

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Nickelodeon Cartoons on Demand (NOD) Title: Nickelodeon Cartoons on Demand (NOD)
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 09, 2005

Here is another example of a cable network experimenting with Internet Television. Nickelodeon has launched a new broadband internet channel called TurboNick. The "channel" will contain 20...

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Broadband Grows 7% in Q1 2005 Title: Broadband Grows 7% in Q1 2005
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 09, 2005

Broadband penetration in the U.S. is a growth market right now. Here are some statistics published by Leichtman Research Group about market size and market share as of the end of Q1 2005. The breakout...

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Where oh where is our VOD content? Where oh where can it be? Title: Where oh where is our VOD content? Where oh where can it be?
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Filed in archive IPTV by martino on July 08, 2005

From today's Wall Street Journal in regard's to the annual Sun Valley CEO retreat: Sumner Redstone is known for telling investors and journalists that "content is king." But...

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