During his keynote speech at QuickTime Live!, Los Angeles, Phil Schiller previewed new QuickTime 4.1 and Streaming Server 2 technologies.

QuickTime 4.1 includes enhancements to the popular streaming package - seamless ad integration, improved firewall navigation, Apple Script support for digital media creation, and support of synchronized-multimedia-integrated language.

QuickTime Streaming Server 2 also features password protection and a plug-in architecture. The server now supports third party analyst tools.

In related news, Apple announced six new channels from leading news and entertainment organizations, including CNN, Financial Times and MTV.

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