Viewcast debuts new Niagra 9100 streaming video encoder line; AT&T U-verse usage caps still on the shelf

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> Video encoding and management solution provider ViewCast is rolling out a new video encoder series that streams SD and HD video and enables service providers, broadcasters and enterprises to power digital content for existing and new audiences in the mobile, web and IPTV environments. Article

> Nearly a year after AT&T revealed plans to launch usage caps for U-verse users, the company has yet to implement them. Article

> Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery networks and video-on-demand servers for cable, IPTV, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced it has topped the European video-on-demand server software rankings in the latest Multimedia Research Group Inc (MRG Inc) IPTV Market Leaders Report. Article

> Time Warner Cable has launched TWC TV for iPhone, enabling customers to watch live TV from within the home, change channels on their set-top box and manage their DVR right from their iPhone. Article

>New research shows that the increasing demand for over-the-top video is creating a boon for Wi-Fi equipment manufacturers. Article

> YouTube is continuing to roll out new channels as part of its push to develop into a destination for more original content. The latest addition, four sports channels. Article

> Hulu saw revenues grow to $420 million in 2011, a 60 percent bump from 2010, said CEO Jason Kilar, in a blog post. He also said the content aggregator currently has more than 1.5 million Hulu Plus customers. Article

> More than 182 million Americans watched online video in December, consuming a whopping 43.5 million videos, about 23.2 hours of viewing each. The numbers are significantly above those from a year ago. Article

> Herring Broadcasting's WealthTV is delving into the lifestyles of the rich and stereoscopic with the launch of a 24-hour linear 3D entertainment channel that initially is available free to users of the Internet-connected Roku set-top box. Article

And finally... A new school in Utah looking for a team name and mascot won't be getting the "cougar," in part because of parents' complaints about the word's "negative double entendre." Article