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Cisco Videoscape Strategy Driven Acquisition of Inlet Technologies Completed

Cisco has completed its acquisition of privately-held Inlet Technologies, a leading provider of Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) digital media processing platforms. Based in Raleigh, N.C., Inlet strengthens the capabilities of Cisco’s Videoscape TV platform, allowing service and content providers to deliver compelling video experiences to any device over any Internet Protocol (IP) network.

Cisco Videoscape is a comprehensive TV platform for service providers that brings together digital TV and online content with social media and communications applications to create a truly immersive home and mobile video entertainment experience. Inlet’s advanced ABR technology, which is used in streaming multimedia over managed and unmanaged networks, adapts the quality of the video stream based on real-time network conditions.

Inlet brings to Cisco a strong team that understands the complexities of delivering ABR video over IP networks to any device. With the close of the acquisition, Inlet employees become part of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco paid approximately $95 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for all shares of Inlet.

TV stations owner says Time Warner deal in doubt

The negotiations between Time Warner Cable and the owner of area Fox and ABC TV affiliates are ongoing.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is negotiating prices with Time Warner to air its Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus area Fox and ABC broadcast TV stations, said Michael Pedelty, a spokesman for Time Warner Cable Southwest Ohio. But local customers say prices are increasing despite dropped channels.

A retransmission consent that gives Time Warner rights to redistribute Sinclair

Telefonica Interactive Advertising by Alcatel-Lucent

alcatel-lucentAlcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced its collaboration with Telefonica in an extensive interactive IPTV advertising proof of concept pilot for its Imagenio IPTV customers throughout Spain. Telefonica has relied on an innovative application enablement solution from Alcatel-Lucent, bringing increased interactivity and web 2.0 features to the TV experience of Imagenio

Cisco Business Video

 CiscoCisco today introduced technology advancements for the Cisco® Digital Media System (DMS) that will help organizations enhance their customers’ experiences, facilitate learning and improve employee productivity. As part of its industry-leading suite of digital media products and services, Cisco unveiled an interactive application, called Enterprise TV, a number of major advancements, including a new Cisco Digital Media Player 4400G and increased functionality for the company’s existing digital signage and desktop video applications

In the 18 months since it was launched, the Cisco Digital Media System has gained significant market traction, seeing strong success across financial services, retail, education, sports, entertainment, and other industries. It now supports the delivery of high-quality, dynamic digital media communications for more than 600 customers around the world.

cisco business video - telepresenseThe Cisco Digital Media System is a key component of Cisco’s business video strategy, which combines systems and services, using the network as the platform, to enable end-to-end, any-to-any video solutions that create powerful visual networking experiences.

"As the leading promoter of motorsports activities in the United States, we’re in the business of creating compelling experiences for thousands of racing fans," said Bob Shafto, director of information technology for International Speedway Corp. "With Cisco’s digital signage, our ability to reach those fans with more targeted visual communications is a significant opportunity. Utilizing digital media in a sports environment will provide us with more effective ways to increase revenues and have more intimate experiences with our fans." Continue reading Cisco Business Video