Demand for HD, VOD drives video server market up; Freeview to add dozens of new channels

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> The world video server market is growing rapidly, primarily due increasing demand for high definition (HD) and video on demand (VOD) content and services, according to new report available from Article

> Dozens of new television channels are coming to Freeview this month, making use of the MHEG standard and the connectivity already built into every Freeview HD box. The channels are already appearing on Freeview boxes--at 110, 111 and 120 in the EPG--but rather than broadcasting, video streams those channels contain only MHEG applications. By the end of September, these applications will allow viewers to select from dozens of specialist channels accessed over the internet connection mandated by the Freeview HD standard. Article

> Ericsson has further extended its video on-demand solutions in China with a number of new deployments, including a system for Wuhu CATV, a cable operator serving the Anhui province of the country. The latest deployments strengthen Ericsson's reputation for providing operators in China with on-demand solutions that are enabling the next generation TV experience. Release

> The Longhorn Network has officially added its second University of Texas football game during the 2011 college season. Longhorn Network, which will televise UT's opener versus Rice on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. (CT), now has Kansas vs. Texas, a Big 12 intra-conference matchup on Oct. 29, on its lineup. Article

> Verimatrix today announced a design win for its VCAS 3 multi-network security solution, protecting revenue streams for GO in Malta. Verimatrix Video Content Authority System solutions provide comprehensive security for GO's delivery of combined IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) services over its broadband network. Release

> Entone and Nordija announced the availability of Nordija's fokusOn widget-based middleware on Entone's family of Hybrid TV devices and digital video recorders (DVRs). This fully integrated solution offers service operators a more efficient and cost-effective solution that can be quickly and easily deployed for delivering advanced Hybrid TV and over-the-top (OTT) services. Release

And finally... Man bites snake... seriously. Article