Light Reading Cable - IP & Convergence - Where's the Smart TV Payoff? - Telecom News Analysis (click for full article) "Does putting an app on every IP-connected device under the sun make business sense? Blip.tv apparently doesn't think so. According to NewTeeVee, Blip has been quietly abandoning a number devices, including the Boxee box and smart TVs from Samsung Corp. and Vizio Inc. , with an exit from TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO) on deck. Blip, which offers original video series via broadband, says its producers are having trouble making money on these platforms, though it intends to keep several distribution partners, including YouTube Inc. , Google TV, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)' s iTunes and Roku Inc. boxes. MSOs are also developing apps to deliver authenticated VoD content to retail platforms like the Xbox 360, but are expected to limit distribution to the most popular devices so they can avoid getting snared in an app-management nightmare."