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3net, a joint venture of Sony Corp., Discovery Communications Inc. and IMAX, says its new production arm has teed up its initial slate of original programming, including its first titles to be produced in the eye-popping 4K/UltraHD format. The 3net Studios unit said a series called Space will be the first to be created in "TotalD," meaning it will be packaged in a multitude of formats, including native 3-D 4K, 2-D 4K, 3-D 2K and both 3-D/2-D HD formats.
China's UTStarcom Inc. has acquired a 44 percent stake in aioTV Inc., a Centennial, Colo.-based company that has developed a cloud-based video aggregation and distribution platform for connected devices. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but the deal makes UTStarcom aioTV's largest single shareholder. aioTV CEO Michale Earle and COO Jim Anderson will continue to run the company.
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