Internet video technology provider Ensequence raises $40 million

Ensequence
Inc., a provider of interactive video technology to TV networks and Major
League Baseball’s Web site, has raised $40 million in new venture capital, the
company said Tuesday.

The name
of the private investment firm providing the new money was not disclosed.
Ensequence, based in

Portland,

Ore., has now raised a total of
$87 million since 2002 from investors including Westbury Partners.

In addition
to MLB.com, Ensequence’s clients include The Walt Disney
Co.,
Viacom Inc.’s MTV, Liberty Media Corp.’s QVC home-shopping network and
Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.

For
professional baseball, the company’s software powers the league’s MLB.TV Mosaic,
a service that enables subscribers to watch up to six live games on a single
screen simultaneously.

The
league, in a separate announcement Tuesday, unveiled several enhancements to
the service, including the ability to drag and drop the games a user wishes to
watch into the Web interface.