News In Brief: Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo, NEC, BT, Apple

Japanese electronics vendors Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo and NEC each posted losses last quarter, as demand for their products continued to wane during the recession.

BT’s IPTV arm BT Vision has secured a movie distribution deal with Sony Pictures. BT Vision’s on-demand line-up now has the full deck of major Hollywood studios on board including Disney, Fox, NBC Universal and Warner Bros.

Security specialists have identified separate flaws in Apple's iPhone News and MacBookNews product lines, presenting them at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.