BIM teams with Yidio on linear/online blend; Netflix to premiere 8 episodes of 'Lilyhammer' simultaneously

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> Broadcast Interactive Media (BIM), the owner and operator of TV listings website and Yidio, an Internet TV episode aggregation engine, will jointly explore new services to blend linear TV schedules with online video content. 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

> Alcatel-Lucent is setting up a multimedia development center in Israel, which will work on Internet-protocol television (IPTV), multiscreen video services, focused IP multimedia systems (IMS) and other telecommunications technologies to meet Israel's growing needs in these fields. The new center will begin hiring soon. Article

> A study says that 80 percent of H.264 video online is available for HTML5 playback. That's up from 69 percent only six months prior. Article

And finally... An Aurora, Ill. resident said his cable box from Comcast was buggy... literally. The man said that a new cable box was installed in his home, and cockroaches began crawling out of it. Article