ALSO NOTED: blinkx challenges Google video ads;BBC iPlayer to use Adobe Flash; and much more ...

> Online video search service blinkx is taking on Google with the launch last week of a video advertising platform to challenge Googles video units, also launched the day before. Press release

> The BBC outlined a number of developments for iPlayer in a management briefing, including a strategic partnership with Adobe. The broadcaster will use Adobe's Flash software to underpin its free iPlayer on demand service by the end of 2008. Article 

> Four IPTV equipment providers, UTStarcom, ZTE, Huawei and Alcatel Shanghai Bell have been authorized by China's Ministry of Information Industry to supply their products to the local market. China Netcom is expected to use the AVS standard in its IPTV deployment in order to avoid patent fees on foreign standards such as MPEG-4 and H.264. Report 

And finally... On the day they had contracted to run advertisements placed by CNBC, two Web sites owned by Dow Jones & Company instead ran ads for that cable business channel's new competitor, the Fox Business Network. The owner of the new business channel is Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. which successfully negotiated to buy Dow Jones earlier this year. Article

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