America Movil chases Netflix in Mexico; Netflix chases original content

More news from around the World Wide Web...

> The target (Netflix) seems clear as America Movil has launched an SVOD service in Mexico. Story

> Speaking of Netflix, reports are that the online film rental service is looking for "original scripts and book adaptations" to develop original programming. Story

> Visibility IQ's latest Social Video Report said 78 percent of U.K. Internet users now watch online video every week. Story

> OwnZones Media Network is using Limelight Networks' online video platform for its premium subscription site. Story

IPTV

> Netflix's blockbuster three-year deal with Walt Disney Co. will probably change the way multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) approach their premium content delivery and the over-the-top space. From a content provider perspective, Starz--one of the big three premium channels, along with HBO and Showtime--will certainly feel the heat as it loses its rights to Disney content. Story

Cable

> Netflix plans to use the Sony PlayStation 3 gaming console as its "primary development platform" for distributing video to its online video subscribers. Netflix and Sony also said the PS3 is used by Netflix subscribers more than any other device to stream TV shows and movies. Story

And finally… Hackers are expected to move in as Boxee phases out support for third party apps on its Boxee Box. Story

Suggested Articles

Roku today is rolling out a new live TV guide on its platform in support of its now more than 100 linear channels in the U.S.

TDS TV+, TDS Telecom’s new IP video and cloud DVR service, took a big step forward with its rollout to consumers in central Oregon.

TiVo and Xperi have finalized their merger and created a new media technology and IP licensing company.