Encoding.com offers presets for Roku transcoding; Comcast launches new Xfinity interface

> Cloud-based video encoding service, Encoding.com, said it has developed video encoding presets that streamline the video preparation process for developers targeting video channels for OTT set-top box maker Roku. Article

> Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) reported that Q3 net income was $20.4 million or $0.02 per share, down from $29 million in Q3 2010, a factor it attributes to the result of reduced operating income, partially offset by the benefit of lower income taxes. Article

> CE manufacturer LG Electronics is integrating YuMe's online advertising technology into its line of connected TVs, creating what it contends is the first advertising platform for connected TVs... and it already has signed up Toyota as a charter advertiser. Article

> Privately held Elemental Technologies, which this year has inked transcoding deals with Comcast and Avail-TVN for TV Everywhere deployments, today said it's providing support for the delivery of live and catch-up content for TF1 Group, the largest private television network in Europe. Article

> Comcast has launched an all-new interface to its XfinityTV.com website, providing users quicker access to content and more tools to connect their online viewing with what they watch on TV and on its video-on-demand service. The updated user interface, which was built in HTML5, puts more emphasis on graphical elements, provides one-click viewing from the front page and allows users to add content to a queue to be watched later. Article

And finally... Faced with the difficult task of balancing a budget in austere times, officials in New York's Suffolk County said on Friday they had no choice: they had to sack Santa Claus. Article

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