ALSO NOTED: Scopus bows HD encoders; Orca takes TV to Blockbuster; and much more...

> Israeli encoder maker Scopus is rolling out two new H.264 encoders at IBC in Amsterdam next month, one of them a dual SD/HD device. Press Release

> Another Israeli firm, Orca Interactive of Ra'anana, is providing its IPTV/WebTV platform to Blockbuster Israel. Press Release

And finally… Reports emerging from Venezuela indicate the country is considering a law to keep parents from giving kids stupid names after authorities uncovered a couple of "Supermans." Article