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News from April, 2011

Univision Interactive Media and MobiTV Partner to Expand Univision Video Content on Leading Mobile Platforms

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

BusinessWire – Press Release

Univision Interactive Media today announced it is expanding its audience reach on mobile through a partnership with MobiTV, Inc. Some of Hispanic America’s favorite video content including telenovela episodes and clips of Univision sports and entertainment shows is now available to millions of MobiTV subscribers via mobile TV and video applications powered by the MobiTV platform. These applications are available on hundreds of mobile devices including smartphones and tablets across major U.S. carrier networks such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile. Specific content includes clips of popular news and entertainment broadcasts, including evening news program “Noticiero Univision”; afternoon news “Primer Impacto”; morning show “Despierta América”; entertainment shows such as “Escándalo TV” and “El Gordo y la Flaca”; and signature shows and special events. Also available are dramatic series and novelas such as “Asi es la Vida,” soccer highlights, daily horoscopes and more.

“This partnership extends our leading Spanish-language content to even more of the Hispanic mobile audience,” said Kevin Conroy, president, Univision Interactive Media. “Moreover, offering our content via MobiTV’s proven technology platform aligns with our ongoing goal to provide users with great viewing experiences no matter what device they connect from.”

“As the 2010 census shows, there are now more than 50 million Hispanics in the U.S., making the Hispanic market an incredibly important component in the ongoing adoption of mobile television. We are excited to partner with Univision Interactive Media to deliver dynamic content to this audience,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO of MobiTV, Inc. “With our award-winning technology platform, viewers of Univision’s content can expect a seamless experience with the excellence our customers have come to expect from MobiTV.” (Full Article)

Wind power coming?to city’s waterfront A 30-foot-tall vertical turbine is set to be installed next to DiMillo’s Restaurant this summer.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Portland Press Herald – Edward D. Murphy

Usually, getting an up-close look at a wind turbine would require scaling a tall tower. This summer, Portland residents and visitors may find it no more difficult than going out to dinner.

Nelson & Small, a commercial and residential appliance dealer, will install a Windspire vertical turbine next to DiMillo’s Restaurant on the waterfront to demonstrate the electricity generator, for which Nelson & Small is the New England distributor.

Windspire vertical turbines are about 30 feet tall and rotate around a vertical axis, said Mark Hellen, energy services manager for Nelson & Small. He said the model to be installed next to DiMillo’s will generate about 300 to 400 kilowatts a month — about a third of the electricity needed to power a house.  (Full Article)

Media Excel, Inc. Congratulates Multi-Year Partner, MobiTV, on Top MWC Award

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

BusinessWire – Press Release

Media Excel, a leading solutions provider of adaptive video encoding and transcoding for high-density mobile, web and IPTV solutions, is pleased to congratulate industry partner, MobiTV, Inc.; recipient of the Mobile TV award in this year’s Juniper Research Future Mobile Awards for Mobile Entertainment.

The top honor was awarded during the much-anticipated Mobile World Congress, held this past February in Barcelona, Spain; an event characterized by the MWC as featuring a mobile ecosystem in the midst of an unprecedented wave of transformation, as well as a must-attend gathering of the mobile industry featuring 50,000 senior mobile leaders from 200 countries.

The first to bring live TV to mobile devices, MobiTV began partnering with Media Excel in 2007, integrating the firm’s advanced real-time video encoding and transcoding solutions into its end-to-end management network service platforms for enhanced mobile video delivery to mobile TV service providers. (Full Article)

MobiTV, Inc. Wins Edison Award for Mobile Media Technology Platform

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

PRNewsWire – Press Release

MobiTV, Inc. added to its stable of formal accolades this week, earning a Silver Edison Award in the Media & Visual Communications category for its MobiTV Accelerated Media Platform (AMP). The ceremony took place at the 2011 Edison Awards gala in New York City. The distinguished awards program symbolizes the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Additional award winners include Apple, The Walt Disney Company, and Ford Motor Company, among others.

“The team at MobiTV, Inc. has invested more than a decade in building the industry’s leading technology platform for mobile media delivery, and to be honored with such a prestigious award is extremely gratifying,” said Charlie Nooney, CEO, MobiTV, Inc. “With our technology platform we are well positioned to power the evolution that’s taking place in how consumers want to experience media. Consumers want their media in and out of the home and on any device, and that’s exactly what we’re passionate about delivering.” (Full Article)

Michael Saracini Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aravo Solutions

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

BusinessWire – Press Release

Aravo, the leading provider of on-demand Supplier Information Management (SIM) software and services for Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM), today announced that Michael Saracini has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Concurrently, Aravo’s founder and previous CEO, Tim Albinson, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman and will focus on strategic client and partnership initiatives.

“Michael is a seasoned executive with extensive experience managing and growing SaaS applications companies”

Serving as Aravo’s COO for the past year, Saracini has been a driving force behind Aravo’s growth and SIM market leadership. As CEO, he will leverage his more than 20 years of sales, operations and executive leadership experience building profitable, high-growth software companies, to bring vision, leadership and execution excellence to all company operations. Saracini will also take a seat on the Aravo board of directors. (Full Article)