Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) has HD video on its app roadmap to take advantage of the new iPad's eye-popping Retina display, but isn't saying when it might become available. Netflix is already streaming some content in 1080p format to the latest Apple TV device. (See New Apple TV Induces Zs.)
Elsewhere in Netflix-land, 10 percent of Canadians now use the video streaming service, finds a new survey from the Media Technology Monitor, noting that the average user streams 5.6 hours of Netflix fare per week. Netlfix launched a streaming-only service in Canada in the fall of 2010 for C$7.99 per month. (See Netflix Canada Cuts Video Streaming Quality.)
Shares in Dutch MSO Ziggo B.V. jumped 15 percent in their first day of trading on the Amsterdam Euronext exchange. The operator raised €804 million (US$1.1 billion) via its IPO, reports the Financial Times.
Michael Bishara has joinedSynacor Inc. as VP and GM of TV Everywhere. Bishara most recently was SVP of HBO Broadband/Digital group, where he oversaw strategy of the premium programmer's broadband products, including HBO GO.
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has promoted three women to SVP posts: Tracy Pitcher to SVP of small- and mid-sized business operations for Comcast Business; Rebecca Scilingo to SVP of the Enterprise Project Management Office for Comcast Cable; and Amy Stipandic to SVP of strategic process, design and delivery for Comcast Cable.
Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Inc. (Nasdaq: LBTY) led a $11 million B-round investment in Integrate, a startup that's developed an advanced ad platform to reach consumers via online and offline (telemarketing, billboards print, etc.) media.