Elemental Technologies top 100-customer mark; KIT digital acquires Sezmi

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> Multiscreen video encoding specialist Elemental Technologies, which scored a slew of customer wins in 2011, including deals with Comcast, HBO and ESPN, said it now has more than 100 enterprise customers on its roster. Article

> Calix added the 10th-largest U.S. ILEC to its roster of customers today, and in the process crossed the 1,000-customer threshold, as Hawaiian Telcom announced it would use the Calix Unified Access portfolio for its advanced broadband network transformation initiatives. Article

> Showtime is offering samples of its content over-the-top, teaming with Brightcove and Roku in launching a Showtime interactive application for Roku devices. Article

> Dish Network has rolled out an app for Apple's iPad that will allow customers who subscribe to its Blockbuster @Home movie service or select premium movie packages to watch thousands of on-demand streaming movies and TV shows. Article

> Looking to ride a wave of demand as European broadcasters move to all-digital distribution by the end of 2012, Korean set-top box manufacturer Intek Digital is teaming up with Opera Software to launch an Android-based STB for connected TVs. Article

> Motorola Mobility, in the process of finalizing a $12.5 billion deal to be purchased by Google, said it likely will miss its previously announced fourth quarter sales figures. Article

> Telenor Sweden is deploying Celeno-powered Inteno video bridges to offer customers Wi-Fi access to IPTV services across multiple screens. Article

> Hybrid TV service provider Sezmi, which in September shuttered its struggling consumer service to focus instead on developing a product and technology platform targeted at service providers, has been acquired by KIT digital. Article

> Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has completed the acquisition of video encoding leader Telestream. Financial details were not disclosed. Telestream's co-founder and CEO, Dan Castles, will continue to serve as CEO for the company. Release

> Following an initial two-market rollout, TDS plans to extend IPTV into an additional 19 markets this year and beyond as demand dictates. Article

> Comcast's subscribers who use its TV Everywhere product, Xfinity, will be able to watch live and on-demand ESPN and Disney shows across multiple screens under a new deal announced today. Article

> Connected TV device maker Roku plans to sell a dongle to plug into the back of Internet-ready TVs, making it easier for consumers to get online through their televisions and to access online video content. Article

> Syracuse ABC affiliate WSYR is warning its customers it may go dark on Verizon's FiOS TV service as retransmission contract negotiations continue to drag on. Article

And finally... An Australian tourist had a miraculous escape when her bungee cord snapped during a jump in Zimbabwe. Article

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