The latest happenings from around the world of IPTV for Dec 23, 2008

Business, technology, programming and personnel highlights from around the world of IPTV for the week of Dec 23, 2008.

Sigma signs deal to acquire Zensys
Digital media processor SoC manufacturer Sigma Designs has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Zensys Holdings, a wireless start-up company in Fremont, CA.
Zensys Holdings develops single-chip RF solutions called Z-Wave designed into more than 250 smart home products worldwide. Z-Wave establishes a wireless mesh network that transforms virtually any electronic device into an intelligent networked device.
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Operators deploy Envivio 4Caster C4 encoder for mobile applications
Envivio said last week that the new mobile TV configuration of its 4Caster C4 three screens encoder has entered service with several mobile network operators and content aggregators around the world.
The Envivio 4Caster C4 simultaneously delivers four channels of video to up to 32 different mobile TV profiles.
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Endavo Media powers
American Powerboat Television launched, a 24/7 on-demand video network, Dec. 19 featuring coverage of the world’s major offshore events.
The site is dedicated to powerboat-centric programming, including events from Super Boat International, Europe’s Powerboat P1, the Offshore Super Series and select poker run events. The online channel is relying on the Endavo Media Internet TV platform for content management and distribution.
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Hartsell joins RipCode as marketing VP
Neal Hartsell has joined RipCode as VP of marketing, responsible for the company’s market vision and strategic product roadmap.
Hartsell’s experience spans more than two decades in access networks, broadband backbone networks and data center industries.
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Splash Media to create e-learning for McAfee enterprise security products
Splash Media is working with McAfee to create and distribute a video-based e-learning (VBE) platform for McAfee’s enterprise level security software clients.
Splash Media, a digital video IPTV publisher of training and communication solutions, is developing an e-learning tool that will provide its enterprise-level clients with technical training and testing.
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