Amazon set-top box may arrive soon; Roku IPO rumors resurface

More online video news from across the Web.

> Amazon's rumored set-top box may arrive soon. Story

> Roku might hold an initial public offering this year. Story

> In the U.K., Amazon's LoveFilm is now Amazon Prime and has ordered new episodes of a canceled BBC series. Story

> Disney will shoot its Netflix-bound Marvel shows in New York. Story

> Procera and Qwilt have partnered to offer video delivery and analytics to ISPs. Press release

> MobiTV and Jabil Circuit introduce white-label HDMI dongle for streaming video. Press release

> Microsoft and Dailymotion have reportedly discussed a potential partnership. Story

> Vevo is launching an "American Idol" preshow. Story

Cable news:

Rovi's $69 million Veveo acquisition will set it up to offer voice-activated program guides. Read more

Telecom news:

Hawaiian Telcom is the latest incumbent telco to jump on the higher broadband speed bandwagon with the debut of a new 500/50 Mbps tier. Read more

And finally... World Wrestling Entertainment introduced its online-video network Monday, but some customers who wanted to sign up immediately were turned away due to technical problems. WWE blamed the issue on MLB Advanced Media, its technology partner. MBLAM "was overwhelmed and their systems have been unable to process most orders since 9 a.m.," the WWE said Monday. The issue was resolved several hours later. The episode highlights one of the challenges upstart streaming-video businesses face in making sure they can meet large spikes in demand, whether in actual usage or in processing new customers. Read more

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