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Ooyala, Microsoft AI behind venture to curate the web for your TV

Ooyala told us this week about a new customer – one of the first in a while, which turns out to be ZoneTV, an interesting Canadian start up targeting the transfer of internet video to the TV (not the other way around). It’s not really been on our radar before, despite a few releases, one in particular about running a Santa tracking service on Comcast’s Xfinity, and it claims a similar deal at DirecTV Now as well as deals at CenturyLink, Telus, Bell Canada and Frontier Communications . ZoneTV began when former AT&T executive Jeff Weber, who claims to have led the AT&T Mediaroom effort which sprang it into IPTV services back in 2007, thought of the idea of using…

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