Pre-CES Madness

5:00 PM -- Today on Contentinople has been a busy one:

  • Blip.tv will add its programming to the ActiveVideo Distribution Network, which streams both traditional TV and Web-based content to digital set-top boxes and consumer electronics devices connected to the Web.

  • Sling Media is developing a new version of its SlingPlayer that will enable iPhone users to watch programming from their homes on their iPhones.

  • Adobe has announced partnerships with Broadcom and Sigma Designs to embed its Flash Lite technology on their chips. Just a day ago, Adobe had announced a similar partnership with Intel.

  • ffwd introduced an application programming interface (API) to help deliver its video-recommendation engine to Web-enabled video devices.

  • Ascent Media has partnered with Akamai and Sofatronic to create a platform for the production, hosting, and distribution of Internet-enabled Blu-ray features.

  • Whei-Meng Wong, an admitted former spam hoster, is now running Aflexi, a company that sells software designed to enable Web hosting companies and regional ISPs to get into the content delivery business.

And in today's News Bits, speculation on the first non-Steve-Jobs Macworld keynote address.

— The Staff, Contentinople

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