Octoshape and Axel announce partnership at IBC; Toner showcases IPTV

More news from across the World Wide Web:

> Cloud-based streaming technology vendor Octoshape and video software specialist Axel Technologies used IBC 2012 to announce a partnership to create a multi-screen video platform. Story

> Traditional cable TV vendor Toner Cable showcased IPTV video encoders at the Amsterdam-based IBC 2012. Story

> Regional Minnesota telco Integra Telecom is rolling out IPTV services using Innovative Systems' middleware platform. Story

> The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) and Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV Consortium (HbbTV) are working together to test technologies "common to IPTV and enhanced broadcast environments." Story

> QuickPlay has added enhanced support for the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform to extend multiscreen services to iOS. Story

And finally… The days are counting down fast to the end of Italy's Fastweb IPTV service, which will close its doors Nov. 5. Story