Earlier today, the 60+ members of the DASH Promoters Group unveiled the DASH Industry Forum (DASH-IF) “to advocate and accelerate further adoption of the MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) standard.” Adds David Price, board member/treasurer of DASH-IF and head of Media Business Development at Ericsson, "The adoption of DASH will allow operators to enhance their delivery of personalized content over existing broadband networks and, at the same time, will allow content owners to offer their assets over unmanaged networks with the optimal user viewing experience”… A new partnership announced between Dune HD and MWare combines Dune HD’s set-top box hardware and MWare’s end-to-end IPTV platform. The solution reportedly will be deployed “soon” by multiple content aggregators for feature-rich OTT services…Quadrille and CogniK developed a solution allowing for personalized VOD services setup using Quadrille’s QuadriCast end to end Push VOD solution and CogniK’s content-discovery solutions…TiVo has incorporated Access Co. Ltd’s NetFront Living Connect media-sharing solution to allow consumers with a TiVo Premiere DVR to access content from PCs, network-attached storage devices, tablets, smartphones and other connected consumer devices on their main TV via one Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-standard box. The solution will ship in 4Q12…Aspera Inc. and MediaBeacon inked a global partnership/technology deal that combines Aspera’s high-speed fasp transport software and MediaBeacon’s digital asset management (DAM) platform…Inverto Digital Labs, a provider of reception-and-streaming products and a player in the Low Noise Block (LNB) converter market, is deploying Entropic‘s third-generation Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) silicon, the EN5288, in its newest LNB solution for the Free-to-Air (FTA) and Pay-TV operator markets. In other Entropic news, it’s collaborating with China’s GlobalSat and Rovi to deliver a hybrid STB, dubbed the GOOSAT S1-44HD, to merge the delivery of entertainment from broadcast and broadband sources, and to support such services as built-in Wi-Fi, picture-in-picture and auto time-shift… Ore.-based Elemental Technologies says Red Bee Media is using Elemental Live, Elemental Server and Elemental Conductor as part of its online media product offering “to prepare, package and deliver live and on-demand broadcast content within RedPlayer, the company’s next generation, media grade online video platform,” the company says.

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