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Broadband Content Bits: Brightcove in Spain, Microsoft On Canvas, Samsung iPlayer, TV EPGs

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Brightcove in Spain: The video platform operator has localised its system in and announced clients in Spain (Tuenti, Grupo Vocento and Advernet, Grupo V, Conde Nast Espana, Sony (NYSE: SNE) Music Espana, GEC, and TQMadrid), as it takes on Ooyalah’s European challenge.

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) on Canvas: Hardly a shocker – MS’ UK consumer and online VP Ashley Highfield, who once ran BBC online, says the proposed living room IPTV VOD gateway is “potentially a good thing”. Via

Samsung iPlayer: The launch date for Samsung’s own connected-TV apps, which include iPlayer and LoveFilm – April, according to TechRadar.

TV EPGs: Though only 36 percent of western European homes had a telly with a programme guide in 2008, that will rise to three quarters by 2014, a new Screen Digest report predicts.