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Google adds media capabilities with Anvato purchase

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Google has bolstered its capabilities in the video streaming market through acquiring video platform Anvato which will join its cloud business unit.

IBM announces four new clients for video business unit

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IBM has revealed four new client wins for its video business, IBM Cloud Video, a couple of hours ahead of its quarterly earnings announcement.

Cisco claims new Infinite cloud can deliver video services in 90 days

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Cisco has unveiled its new Infinite range of cloud-powered video services aimed at service providers, broadcasters and media companies. It claims the cloud could cut the delivery time for a new video service from 12 months to 90 days.

Verizon powers cloud TV offering with Intel Media purchase

Verizon is buying Intel Media

Verizon Communications on Tuesday agreed to acquire Intel Media, a business division dedicated to the development of Cloud TV products and services. The US carrier will incorporate the Intel-developed technologies into its next-generation video services through the Verizon FiOS fibre optic network and over the top to any device, including via LTE.

Sony unveils cloud TV plan

Sony Computer Entertainment’s president and group CEO Andrew House announcing the cloud TV service at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Sony is planning to launch a new cloud-based TV service in the US later this year, combining live TV with video-on-demand in a bid to “redefine” traditional television.

Cloud-based TV operator Magine scores $19m for international expansion

Magine is looking to expand in Spain and Germany, and five other markets by the year's end.

Swedish cloud-based TV operator Magine announced that it has closed a $19m Series A financing round from Swedish and international investors, which will help the company expand its recently launched service globally.

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