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Avail-TVN Preps Google Fiber for TV Everywhere

Jeff Baumgartner
LR Cable News Analysis
Jeff Baumgartner
9/5/2012
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Here's a look at what's pushing broadband's buttons today.

  • Avail-TVN has landed a deal to provide video-on-demand (VoD) content to IP set-tops powering Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s new subscription TV service in the Kansas Cities, but the agreement will also put Google in position to offer VoD to tablets and other connected devices, once it pulls the trigger on a TV Everywhere strategy. "Our [content] rights extend beyond the set-top box," Avail-TVN Chief Revenue Officer Jim Riley tells Light Reading Cable, noting that his company's deal with Google Fiber will "include support of their other-device strategy." Google has yet to flesh out its TV Everywhere plan as it nears the launch of services in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., but the first obvious target for that is the Android-powered Nexus 7 tablet, a free add-on for Google's new pay-TV platform. (See McData Gets Sourcey and Google Tweaks 'Fiberhood' Data .)

  • The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has tapped Dean Kamen, the founder of DEKA Research & Development Corp. and the inventor of the iconic Segway, to headline the opening general session of the Cable Tec-Expo 2012, set for Oct. 16-19 in Orlando. Kamen, who holds 440 patents, is expected to explain how his approaches can help spur more innovation in cable engineering.

  • Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM) has struck a deal to acquire MCV Guam Holding Corp, a cable operator with about 65,000 subs that does business as MCV Broadband.

  • Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has secured a deal to offer movies from Epix via its Prime Instant Video service, signaling the end of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX)'s exclusive streaming deal with the premium programmer. The deal will give Amazon access to hits such as Iron Man 2, The Avengers and The Hunger Games. Amazon's Prime Instant Video offers more than 25,000 movies and TV shows on devices such as the Kindle Fire, Playstation 3, iPad and Xbox 360. (See Netflix Plays Friendly With Cable.)

  • TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) has teamed with Verimatrix Inc. to add software-based security as TiVo looks to offer its navigation system on IP-capable hybrid set-top boxes, tablets and smartphones. The deal will come in handy as TiVo tries to win more more deals with IPTV service operators, particularly in Europe. (See TiVo Makes IPTV Breakthrough at Com Hem .)

  • Pace plc has integrated ThinkAnalytics Ltd. 's content recommendation engine with its Cobalt Media Head End, a metadata component of the set-top maker's Elements software suite. (See Brits Rev Up Recommendation Engine.)

    — Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

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