- Top Stories of the Week – July 21, 2012
Blackbelt TV finalizes deal to launch with Canalsat in 51 countries
Blackbelt TV is taking its distribution fight across the globe. The mixed martial arts channel has pinned a distribution agreement with Canalsat, the subscription TV and IPTV service that will see it launch in 51 nations in most of Europe and Africa.
The agreement, financial terms of which were not yet disclosed, will start with a phased rollout, beginning in France on Sept. 18. All of the telecasts will be delivered in French.
- iOS, Android application From Verizon, Zipit allows secure messaging in health care
Zipit Wireless has launched its Zipit Confirm secure-messaging app for iOS and Android that is fitting for use by physicians and health care staff. The company also improved its Zipit Now handheld with VOIP capabilities on Verizon's network.
Zipit, a provider of wireless connectivity for mobile devices, has released an application called Zipit Confirm that lets doctors and clinicians connect using secure messaging.
- Skype to patch bug that sends incorrect instant message to contacts
Skype users were sending IMs that were going to the wrong recipients, many of whom were not even their contacts. However, the VoIP service previously denies it is a big issue and insists it affects just "small number of users" and called the pesky bug a "very rare occurrence."