Encoding.com, Wowza partner on encoding solution; Canadian company helps pay-TV fight Netflix

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> Cloud-based video encoding specialist Encoding.com, is partnering with software company Wowza Media Systems to provide Wowza customers with custom Encoding.com presets to simplify the preparation and transcoding of videos into the optimal formats for adaptive bitrate delivery. Article

> As Netflix continues with an aggressive international expansion of its all-you-can-eat streaming service, it also is entering a prolonged period of difficult earnings, according to an analyst. Eric Wold, research director with Merriman Capital, said Netflix shares have dropped 26 percent in value since he downgraded the stock to a "neutral" rating on July 6. The analyst now is discounting an additional 10 percent to 20 percent to Netflix's stock valuation for 2012. Article

> A Canadian company is launching a new suite of channels that will give pay-TV operators in Canada a new weapon against Netflix and other over-the-top offerings. Toronto-based "Hollywood Suite" will feature uncut and unedited high-definition movies for customers to rent on demand on their TVs, online and on mobile and portable devices through service providers. Article

> Some residents near Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., are getting the first taste of Google's 1-gigabit-per-second broadband service. The service has been live in the market for about a month, and it will continue to roll out to homes in the community, where mostly Stanford professors and faculty live. The service is free to residents for the first year. Article

> Hulu is among several major companies, including MSN.com and Charter Communications, that have been using a new "supercookie" to track users' web browsing history. Article

> Following in the footsteps of Cablevision and Time Warner Cable in the U.S., Dutch telecom KPN is planning to launch an iPad app that will allow users to watch about 20 of its channels live in their homes. Article

> AT&T U-verse is rolling out more of its popular multiview apps, which allow customers to choose to watch multiple camera feeds or channels at the same time, this time for the U.S. Open and the Spanish-language programming package, Paquete Español. Article

> Time Warner Cable, which a year ago was rumored to be trialling Microsoft's Mediaroom set-top box in Los Angeles as part of its effort to map out its course in the IP delivery space, is partnering with iBahn to deliver enhanced television services using IP. Article

And finally... Wake up and smell the flowers? Workers at a Tennessee funeral home discovered two intruders sleeping in caskets. True, blood. Article

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