— OTT provider Azuki Systems and Microsoft Mediaroom partner ES3 are showing the TumbleBooks TV app at CES, a reading service for children powered by the Azuki Media Platform that lets service providers deploy Microsoft Mediaroom to generate incremental subscriber revenue via monthly subscriptions along with ad-display areas for VOD upsells or sponsored ads. Family members using TumbleBooks TV in the living room can resume playing the video on their tablets from the spot they left off, anytime anywhere.

Verizon is teaming with Motorola on a next-gen FiOS TV media server, launching a Motorola Medios+ VMS1100 media server and a Motorola Medios+ IPC1100 IP-based set-top box. The new media server reportedly is the showpiece of a Motorola Medios+VMS platform supporting as many as five IPC1100 clients on separate TVs, letting viewers in the same house to watch what they want at the same time.

— Mobile app developer Access Co LTD teamed with cloud provider Metrological Media Innovations to provide cloud-based TV app-store solutions. The solution integrates the Access NetFront Browser NX with Metrological’s TV App-Store platform, allowing for a managed cloud-based environment populated with apps that run on the Access browser on a connected TV or other device. The service already is live with an unnamed “major” cable operator.

SMK Electronics and Hillcrest Labs partnered to create a remote-control solution offering power-efficient pointing to smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming media players and PCs. The Scoop remote in-air pointing-and-cursor control combines Hillcrest’s Freespace MotionEngine Lite software with Bluetooth low-energy RF technology.

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