Archive for category: video

TVEyes Forms Global Media Monitoring Joint Venture
/ March 6, 2014 3:44 pm
TVEyes Forms Global Media Monitoring Joint Venture

TVEyes, a Fairfield-based provider of online, real-time search and indexing for television and radio broadcasts, and audio and video search infrastructure for search engines, announced it has formed a joint venture company with PerVoice, an Italy-based developer of speech-to-text technologies. Read More

Layer3 TV Raises $7.5 Million in First Round
/ March 6, 2014 3:38 pm
Layer3 TV Raises $7.5 Million in First Round

Layer3 TV, a Boston-based developer of technology for TV service providers, has raised $7.5 million in its first round of venture capital, according to a new filing by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded in 2012, the company is not yet publicly disclosing details on its technology or business model. Read More

Gamefly Launches New Movie Rental Business to Compete with Netflix
/ March 4, 2014 2:48 pm
Gamefly Launches New Movie Rental Business to Compete with Netflix

VentureBeat reports that video game rental service Gamefly has introduced a new rental business for movies to compete with Netflix. Presently in beta, the service will provide both Blu-ray discs and DVDs to subscribers. Like its game rentals, subscribers will be able to request either one or two movies at a time and will not require a separate account. . Read More

Disney to Launch Disney Movies Anywhere, an iTunes App to Build Movie Libraries
/ February 26, 2014 3:19 pm
Disney to Launch Disney Movies Anywhere, an iTunes App to Build Movie Libraries

TechCrunch reports that The Walt Disney Studios is launching a new app for iOS devices called Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA). The DMA app is a platform where users can watch Disney, Marvel and Pixar movies that they have bought. When users want to download the DMA app, they are requested to sign in through their iTunes and Disney accounts. . Read More

ZEFR Raises $30 Million
/ February 26, 2014 9:01 am
ZEFR Raises $30 Million

ZEFR, a leading platform that builds social marketing and rights management software for online video, announced today that it has raised $30 million in a new financing, led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) that included participation from existing investors U.S. Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital and Richmond Park Partners. Read More

Netflix to Pay Comcast to Ensure Smooth Streaming
/ February 24, 2014 2:28 pm
Netflix to Pay Comcast to Ensure Smooth Streaming

The LA Times reports that Netflix has entered an agreement with Comcast to pay the Internet provider to ensure that Netflix's movies and TV shows stream seamlessly. The agreement between the leading online video service in the U.S. and the largest provider of home Internet access in the U.S. is designed to ensure that Netflix subscribers can watch content free of the pauses and hiccups subscribers have reported in recent months and may pave the way for similar arrangements between Netflix and other Internet service providers. Read More

Rovi to Acquire Veveo
/ February 24, 2014 1:57 pm
Rovi to Acquire Veveo

Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veveo, Inc., a provider of intuitive and personalized entertainment discovery solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Rovi will pay approximately $62 million in net cash at the closing and up to $7 million in additional cash payments based on achievement of certain agreed-upon milestones. . Read More

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