The Future for Dish: It’s Not Just Satellite

With adaptive streaming technology in its set-top boxes, access to digital rights and the Blockbuster brand, as well as some spectrum that could be used for wireless broadband services, Dish could be well-positioned to roll out new, IP-delivered video services.

Cisco to Buy Inlet Technologies for $95 Million

Cisco announced Friday that it plans to buy Inlet Technologies, a manufacturer of video-encoding and transcoding products, for $95 million. The acquisition is designed to round out Cisco’s portfolio as part of its new Videoscape solution, aimed at service providers bring video to multiple screens.

End of an Era: Echostar Acquires Move Networks

Echostar announced today that it has acquired the assets of Move Networks. It’s not clear what the satellite technology provider will do with those assets, but the deal marks the end of an era for a once high-flying provider of high-quality video delivery technology.

AOL Acquires Video Syndication Startup 5min

AOL has acquired video syndication specialist 5min Media to boost the amount of video it serves on its sites, while boosting distribution of its own video assets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although estimates place the value of the deal at around $50-$65 million.

Move Gets Streaming Patent; Are Adobe & Apple Hosed?

Move Networks was just granted a patent for its HTTP-based adaptive streaming technology, which could make its intellectual property more valuable. The patent also means that it could pose a threat to Adobe, Microsoft, Apple and others that have rolled out similar technology of their own.

Move Networks: The Story of a Failure

With today’s news that Move Networks has laid off all its employees and is looking for a buyer, here’s a roundup of the rise and fall of the once high-flying startup, as it transitioned from making network TV watchable to selling IPTV technology to ISPs.

Got $150M? Move Networks Could Be Yours!

A curious tweet appeared on the Move Networks twitter stream this morning, suggesting that the online video company could be on the block — with an asking price of $150 million — and sources say the CEO is stepping down and resigning from the company’s board.

Move Networks Lays Off About 15% of Workforce

Move Networks made some personnel reductions yesterday associated with a shift from its legacy streaming business to providing a platform for delivering IPTV services. According to a source, the company reduced headcount by about 10-15 percent, leaving the company with 107 employees total.

The personnel cuts come as Move de-emphasizes its streaming media business, a decision that has resulted in some of its larger media customers looking for other vendors to deliver their web videos. Fox (s NWS) has already transitioned off the Move player, adopting Adobe’s (s ADBE) Flash for the video technology and Brightcove for video management and distribution. Disney (s DIS) web properties, including ABC and ESPN, will reportedly follow suit, soon transitioning to Flash for their online video. With fewer media customers to serve, employees that were focused on those accounts are being let go.

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