Sunday, February 25, 2007

ViDeOnline Raises $12 Million for Digital Media Aggregation

ViDeOnline Communications, a start-up based in Redwood City, California, closed $12 million in funding led by Intel Capital for its digital media content aggregation services.

ViDeOnline Communications, Ltd aggregates digital media content for distribution over its secured O8 Media network to Internet Service Providers, broadband carriers, IPTV and Digital TV providers and mobile phone carriers. ViDeOnline's initial market focus is Asia, specifically China.

ViDeOnline secures the content by enhancing Digital Rights Management technologies for delivery to PCs, set top boxes, mobile phones and DRM supported portable players. The company said it has been working with local authorities in China to address how international quality content, compliant with China's regulations for censorship and media licenses can be offered legally over an IP digital network.

Through joint partnerships with government entities, ViDeOnline will enter the China market with licensed, censor approved content for delivery to consumers through carriers and local IPTV or Digital TV and Internet service providers.