Entone scores win with Sunrise; Consumers increasingly look to Internet services instead of pay TV

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> Cisco is trying to put a lid on a rumor that it's shopping its Scientific-Atlanta set-top box business. Article

> Entone has scored a big customer win with Swiss telecom provider Sunrise Communications. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said its set-top box will be used in Sunrise's deployment of advanced IPTV services. Article

> Social ad platform 140 Proof has launched a new in-app ad unit that will allow advertisers to serve video content to consumers within social apps like Twitter and Facebook. Article

> HBO Go and Max Go have debuted on BendBroadband's new TV Everywhere product that launched earlier this month. The MSO becomes one of the first small cable operators to carry the authenticated video content from HBO and Cinemax. Article

> Consumers love the cloud for storing content... as long as it's free. Article

> U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-N.Y.) has helped stymie a potentially lucrative partnership between Netflix and Facebook in a dispute with roots all the way back to Judge Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination. Article

> Hulu and the Wii game console both scored a win today, as Hulu Plus content is now available to Wii owners. Post

> TiVo owners are being notified their access to Blockbuster On Demand will come to an end on March 31, ending a run originally announced three years before. Article

> According to The NPD Group, video-on-demand revenues from pay-TV services hit $1.3 billion last year, with 15% of consumers age 13 or older having used the services at least once in the 12-month period between August 2010 and August 2011. Article

> Sales of digital video media receivers, including Apple TV and Roku, were strong in the recent holiday season, with penetration approaching 13 percent of U.S. broadband households and matching the 2011 forecasts from the international research firm Parks Associates. Post

> Google Inc. is developing a technology that would allow a viewer to tell a TV, by voice, to change the channel or even seek out a favorite show or movie. Article

And finally...  An elusive emu on the lam in Vermont has been amusing residents in communities on Lake Champlain. Article

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