Motorola and Technicolor separately announced the shipment of 100 million digital set-top boxes. Motorola had hit the 50-million mark in October 2006; Technicolor, formerly Thomson, began participating in the digital set-top market in 1994.
MTV Networks has signed a deal to distribute its programs in downloadable and streaming formats on China's Baidu.com. Programming with ads will be free to view, and the two companies will share the advertising revenue.
CNET Networks announced it launched CNET TV, a video Web site devoted to news and product reviews, and said it has signed a deal with Verizon Communications to distribute video content via the telecom's VOD platform.
Comcast Entertainment has expanded the duties of E! Networks President/CEO Ted Harbert, giving him oversight of the male-targeted G4 channel in addition to his current duties at E! and Style. The move to encompass the three West Coast-based networks will reduce costs for stand-alone G4, Harbert said.
A Fox News Channel cameraman used a Palm Treo outfitted with software from Comet Video Technologies to capture early live footage of the plane crash in Manhattan earlier this week. Fox has been working with Comet to outfit phones with the company's CometVision technology, which enables transmission of video content over non-3G networks.