Report focuses on iVOD, e-sellthrough; excludes Netflix
Apple's continuing resistance to optical drives (and specifically OS-level support for Blu-ray drives) may be an annoyance for some users, but demand for optical disc-based entertainment is experiencing a decline, making the company's move prescient. Thanks to the iTunes Store and Apple's modest but growing success with the Apple TV, a new report from the NPD Group ranks iTunes as the top provider of what it calls the "iVOD" (Internet Video On Demand) market, which doesn't include streaming services like Netflix.
iLiveTV for iPhone OS 3.0
Envivio has announced iLiveTV, a professional-grade video compression system for evaluating, developing and launching Live and On Demand TV video services for the iPhone. The software provides support for the iPhone OS 3.0 video format and allows operators to offer iPhone users multiple channels of live broadcast TV over 3G and Wi-Fi networks. iLiveTV comes with the fully-upgradeable video encoding technology powered by the Envivio 4Caster C4, which is used to provide Internet TV and Mobile TV and supports almost any network and client device.
PSP Go!View service live
About two weeks later than originally promised, Sony and Sky have today launched the Go!View video-on-demand service for the PlayStation Portable gaming system. The Go!View service will allow users to transfer content downloaded via PC TV to their PSPs. Subscribers will be able to download TV shows such as Lost, Desperate Housewives and Top Gear, among others, as well as FA Premier League soccer and full-length movies.