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Move Networks Moves Into ISP Market

With its recent acquisition of Inuk Networks Ltd., Move Networks Inc. is looking to reposition itself as a managed service provider to ISPs that want to quickly deploy broadband video services over their networks.

While most of Move's current customers, like ABC Inc. , ESPN Internet Ventures , and Fox Broadcasting Co. , are content owners that use its technology to deliver long-form video over the broader Internet, the company says it is gaining traction among ISPs as a way to build linear and on-demand stations online.

At Streaming Media East this week, Inuk founder and CEO Marcus Liassides showed off a version of the company's "virtual set-top box," an electronic programming guide that would allow viewers to flip between live and on-demand programming delivered via IP.

Liassides -- whose new title and role in the combined Inuk/Move Networks organization has yet to be announced -- says the technology will enable ISPs that have paid TV programming to quickly roll out broadband video services that are similar to their satellite or cable offerings.

To continue reading, see the original story on Contentinople.com.

— Ryan Lawler, Contentinople

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