Rentrak in Chinese multiscreen measurement JV; Orange buying out Dailymotion

More IPTV news from across the web:  

> Rentrak and Chinese consumer and research company Sinomonitor entered a joint venture--Sinotrak--to measure "all forms of video screens from digital devices" starting with linear set-top boxes. Release

> Wireless operator Orange's buy-out of video site Dailymotion is expected to boost the content available for its fixed and wireless IPTV offering. Article

> has gone into great depth in analyzing the world IPTV market from how many millions subscribe to services to how many millions of dollars those services bring in. Release

> Andorra Telecom has named AirTies Wireless Networks as its exclusive contractor for IPTV PVR set-top boxes. The boxes will also enable HD video streaming. Article

> Having spent $25 million to deploy the necessary infrastructure, state-owned Paraguayan service provider Copaco will launch IPTV services this month as part of a triple-play offer that includes fixed telephony, broadband and TV access. Article

And finally … Ikanos Communications has named Omid Tahernia as president-CEO and a member of the board of directors. A 28-year industry veteran, Tahernia is charted with guiding the company's efforts as the broadband market transitions "from data to wideband multiservice and multimedia," the company said in a release.