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The New York Post reckons that legal action is being brought against Time Warner Cable and its new iPad app, which lets people view up to 32 channels


Published: 24 March, 2011


The New York Post reckons that legal action is being brought against Time Warner Cable and its new iPad app, which lets people view up to 32 channels of its pay TV content. The Post says that some of the channel owners insist they have never given Internet streaming rights to TWC and want to chase it for more money including Viacom and Discovery. These are going to become very familiar outcries, “our agreement doesn't cover tablet distribution,” we reckon. TWC says that as long as a tablet is in the home, then this is okay, which suggests that viewing TV on the go, on portable tablets will not be widespread any time soon.

Home gateway firm Comtrend has selected the Access NetFront Living Connect 2.0 DLNA software for integration into its home networking systems so that it can in turn sell the capabilities to operators for sharing media around the home. Access claims that its system is the only DLNA solution which anticipates next-generation DLNA guidelines including Smart Media Manager, Remote User Interface and Content Synchronization.

The US House of Representatives has voted to end federal funding of National Public Radio and the bill now moves to the Senate where it may or may not get through. The change would prohibit local public stations from using federal funds to acquire NPR programming. In an era of 500-channel cable TV and live streaming video over the Internet, there is no need for taxpayer subsidized media, said Doug Lamborn , the bill's sponsor.

Yahoo is said to be in talks to sell off its Delicious social bookmarking service, as it rids itself of all non-core businesses, and it may get as little as $2 million for it says Business Insider.

US IPTV DRM specialist Verimatrix said at IP&TV World Forum this week it has partnered with Turkish TV maker Vestel to embed its VCAS Viewright client in an IP enabled range of connected TVs, with screens from 26 inches up to 46 inches. Why would it do that unless it has a mega contract in the wings?

UK broadcaster initiative YouView has announced 29 organizations which are working with on its IP set top platform due out in early 2012. These include

Blinkbox, Blinkx, BSkyB, Film4oD, Golant Media Ventures, Guardian News & Media, IndieMoviesOnline, LoveFiLM, Pushbutton, Radioplayer, Stream UK, STV, Travel Channel, Tvinci, UTV and woomi.

Netflix will shift its movie viewing online platform to mobile devices as soon as possible said Bill Holmes, VP business development at Netflix speaking at the IP&TV World Forum this week. Mobile is a big opportunity he said, but the service would need a lot of changes to address it properly. We know that Netflix is planning an international launch shortly and Holmes said it would select one with high broadband penetration and strong local content. Our bet would be part of Western Europe – perhaps France, Germany or The UK? There is Korea of course, but we’re not sure what it would learn from Korea, because it’s so different from everywhere else?

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