Accedo, Verimatrix partner on OTT play; Fox content coming to Xbox

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> Sweden-based Accedo is embedding Verimatrix' Video Content Authority System for Internet TV, providing DRM for OTT services. The companies say the combination of Accedo's user interfaces with Verimatrix security will help accelerate the penetration and business potential of multi-screen services for operators. Article

> Microsoft and News Corp. are planning to launch a series of apps for the Xbox that will bring content from FOX, Fox News, IGN and The Wall Street Journal to the Xbox LIVE service. The caveat, as has been the norm recently, is that the over-the-top content will only be available to authenticated subscribers of participating cable and satellite television distributors. Article

> Juniper Networks is blaming weak demand from telecom service providers for lower fourth quarter profit and revenue. Article

> A new report from Informa Telecoms & Media forecasts Global revenue from on-demand TV products will top $6.9 billion for 2011, and says that number will double to $13.8 billion in 2016. 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 to enhance its network. Article

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

> Sigma Designs has partnered with Quantenna to leverage new technology that enables Sigma's STB to receive video wirelessly. Article

> Interactive TV technology provider Rovi has used the CES show in Las Vegas to unveil TotalGuide G2, its second-generation guide targeted at consumer electronics manufacturers. Article

> French media group Lagardère Active has acquired online catch-up TV platform TV-replay.fr. Article

> Viewers who prefer to watch their series as a "marathon," compressing a season into a few hours or viewing into a single evening, are getting a special treat from Netflix, which is making all eight of the episodes from its new dramedy series Lilyhammer available on Feb. 6, the day it debuts. Article

And finally... Wildlife rangers have helped an Australian family deal with an uninvited guest: a 5-foot-6-inch (1.7-meter) crocodile that wandered into their living room. Article

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