Rentrak launched its "OnDemand Essentials’ Content Provider" site, which allows subs to access VOD content performance data across MSOs or by specific ones. It’s just wrapped up subscriber deals with 8 Viacom nets, including MTV, Nick and CBS, as well as with Expo TV, National Geographic, NFL Net and Ripe TV. The 12 new subs join Music Choice, which inked a deal with Rentrak last year. In the first 8 months of ’05, Rentrak has captured more than 1bln VOD transactions from participating MSOs. That’s 5 times the number in captured for all of 2004.

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DirecTV, DISH Merger Still Possible

AT&T found a way to offload a stake in its US video business, but this likely isn’t the end of the road for DirecTV. A combo with DISH is still possible.

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