Warner Bros. expands VoD play on Facebook; Vimeo rolls out iPhone app

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> Early results for its test with VOD partner Facebook apparently have been promising enough to prompt Warner Bros. to expand its trial of offering movies for rental on the social network. The company added five more movie titles to its experiment that gives Facebook users the opportunity to rent videos and watch them on the site. ... Read more >>

> Video sharing site Vimeo has rolled out its much-anticipated app for the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. The app works with the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0 or later. Read more >>

> NCAA basketball fans have streamed more than 12.7 million hours of mobile and web video using March Madness on Demand, surpassing last year's 11.7 million hours, with a trio of games remaining. Read more >>

> Online video platform Brightcove is expanding its partnership with Ektron, a provider of web content management, social software and marketing optimization solutions. Read more >>

> Cloud encoding specialist Encoding.com is bringing its encoding and universal video URL shortener, Vid.ly, out of private beta today and opening it up for public use after three months of testing. Read more >>

> Add Starz to the growing list of content providers who are beginning to look askance at Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). The Liberty Media property Thursday said it would not be providing Netflix with day-after episodes of current releases. Read more >>

> Set-top box maker Amino Technologies said it's received a follow-on order to provide Telecom Italia with its hybrid/OTT technology to support the Italian telecom's' deployment of its Cubovision play. Read more >>

> Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Swedish IPTV middleware provider Dreampark. Read more >>

> Global market research firm IMS Research says Latin America will be the fastest growing TV market over the next several years. Release

> Digital Rapids announced new dual-channel models in the StreamZ and StreamZHD families of studio encoding systems; StreamZHD Live ABR adaptive streaming encoder; and Flux family of video capture and pre-processing hardware. The new models combine Digital Rapids' ability to output multiple formats, resolutions and bit rates simultaneously in real time with the capability to capture and encode from two distinct sources concurrently. Release

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