Apple is still pushing hard on streaming TV
Apple is reported to be continuing its push on launching a streaming TV service by Christmas, according to the NY Post. Renowned Apple deal broker Eddy Cue has been leading the negotiations with content providers, a number of which have resisted Apple’s efforts to control pricing and revenue splitting. One media exec is reported as saying that ‘[Apple] wants everything for nothing,’ in a refrain that is reminiscent of Apple’s dealings with publishers and music companies.
Formal suit delayed amid private talks
Viacom and Time Warner are reportedly attempting to privately settle their ongoing legal battle over content streaming on Apple's iPad and similar devices. District Judge Leonard Sand has approved an agreement that effectively stalls the formal litigation process while the parties attempt to find a resolution outside of the court.
Move could marginalize Apple TV
Apple is reportedly considering changes to its AirPlay standard, which may be updated with support for video streaming. Unnamed sources familiar with the matter have told Bloomberg the company would continue to expand licensing agreements with hardware manufacturers, who would be able to take advantage of streaming movies, TV shows or other videos.
Wirelessly streams HDMI 1.3 video and audio
Gefen has released the GefenTV Wireless for HDMI 60GHz Extender, a new sender/receiver system that transmits uncompressed HDMI 1.3 video and audio to any remote display. The system features multi-antenna technology that enables 1080p video signals to be sent over a maximum distance of 30 feet. Also provided are four LED indicators on the front of both the sender and receiver units, indicating everything from power status to pairing activity and the strength of the wireless signal.
Media hub driven by Flash Lite menu system
Popcorn Hour has introduced its latest media device, the A-200 Networked Media Tank. The Tank allows users to stream digital content from a wide variety of devices such as computers, network-attached storage, digital cameras, or USB-attached storage. The Flash Lite interface also provides options to stream web-based content from sites such as Videocast, CBS, and CNN, among others.
LG-HB620T with DVB-H TV
LG on Tuesday announced its LG-HB620T flip phone, which is capable of delivering streaming TV to users thanks to its Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld (DVB-H) support. Thus far, only select countries in the European Union widely stream DVB-H content, which has become the European mobile TV standard.