Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange, This Technology, Panasonic, Sezmi, Netgem, Softel

--SeaChange, This Technology Team on Dynamic Advertising Solution for Multiscreen Video
--Panasonic Selects SeaChange's VividLogic tru2way Software Stack
--Sezmi in Partnership with Netgem
--Softel in Interactive TV Deal with Evolution Digital
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: SeaChange International has unveiled a joint solution with dynamic ad-insertion specialist, This Technology . According to the companies, the solution is available immediately, offers operators "a single Web-based interface to manage advertising campaigns across video-on-demand (VOD), Internet and mobile platforms," and "leverages Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and Internet Advertising...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): NDS, DirecTV, Netgem, Shaw Direct, Showcase

--NDS Extends Contract to Supply DirecTV with Set-Top Software and DVR Technology
--Netgem Makes its Home Cloud SDK Available to App Developers
--Satellite-TV Provider, Shaw Direct, Launches Online VOD Service
--Showcase Promotes New Series via Facebook-Powered Interactive Episode
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Networks to Reduce Headcount by 9%
--ITC Judge Denies Cablevision's Motions for Summary Judgment in Verizon Patent Case
--LP33 Launches Multichannel Music TV App for Google TV
--Netgem Releases Q4 Results, Touts "IPTV 2.0" Strategy
Here is a round-up of some interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , said Wednesday that it is reducing its headcount by 9% and consolidating certain of its facilities. It expects the measures to result in annualized cost savings of approximately $8 million. The company also said Wednesday that it expects Q4 revenues to total approximately $26 million, resulting in a loss of $0.09...

News Round-Up (V): Logitech, Google TV, DISH Network, Move Networks, Netgem, Toshiba

--Report: Logitech's Google TV Device to Launch September 29th, Will Be Discounted for DISH Subs
--Move Networks Awarded Adaptive Streaming Patent
--Netgem Enables Access to Toshiba's Connected-TV Portal on Any TV Set
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Logitech 's Google TV set-top box, the Logitech Revue, will launch on September 29th with an MSRP of $299, according to a report in Engadget that cites an "industrious tipster." However, Engadget's report continues, DISH Network subscribers will be able to purchase the...

News Round-Up (V): Netgem, Microsoft, Opera, Oregan, Widevine

--Netgem Integrates Microsoft Silverlight and Play Ready, Launches New Range of Internet/TV Adapters
--Opera Launches Multiple Solutions for Connected/Hybrid TV
--Oregan Taps Widevine for OTT Adaptive Streaming and DRM, Debuts Motion-Sensing Remote
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue,...

News Round-Up

--ANT Reports Higher H1 Revenues, Lower Losses
--BBC Outlines iPlayer Design Strategy
--Evolution Digital to Incorporate EBIF into its DTA's
--Harmonic Reveals Exhibit Plans for IBC
--IMPALA Welcomes BBC's Decision to Open Source its MHEG+ Toolkit
--Netgem Posts Strong H1 Financial Results
--Sony Launches Qriocity OTT VOD Service in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK
--Interactive TV Company, Two Way Media, Launches Web Game on
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cambridge, UK-based digital TV client software company, ANT , has released financial results for the first half: revenues totaled £2.1 million, compared to £2.0 million for the year-ago period; and losses from operations totaled £0.5 million, compared to £0.9 million. The BBC has published a detailed account on its BBC Internet blog of the design...

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Launch Subscription-Based Broadband VOD Service
--Report: New Apple TV Device to Feature Netflix Access
--BeeSmart Announces New Release of its Interactive TV Middleware
--Boxee Invites Users to Choose Tagline for its Boxee Box
--Epix Live Lets Viewers Interact with On-Screen Talent
--Netgem Upgrades Telekom Slovenia's Legacy IPTV Infrastructure
--SingTel Launches TV App Store, Video Search Engine
--Softel Launches MultiText for Streamlined Multilanguage Subtitle and Caption Processing
--Yoostar Now Available for Mac
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Amazon is attempting to create a subscription-based broadband VOD service, and has proposed the idea to various media companies, including NBC Universal, Time Warner and Viacom, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal." The service would be available through the Web or through devices (such as the Roku platform) that already provide access...

News Round-Up (V)

--Netflix to Launch Free iPhone App
--Netgem Powers Interactive TV-Enabled Hybrid TV Service for Monaco Telecom
--Ocean Blue-Powered Talking Set-Top Boxes Scheduled to Launch in August
--Ooyala Now Offering "Behind-the-Firewall" Hosting of Video Assets
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. During Apple CEO Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote Monday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced plans to launch a free "Watch Instantly" iPhone app by the...

Sky Unveils Sky Anytime+ Broadband VOD Service, Accessible via Sky+ HD Set-Tops

--Netgem Powers Telstra's New Hybrid Broadcast/Broadband T-Box
--Report: Microsoft to Announce Launch of Subscription-Based Version of Hulu on Xbox Live at E3
--Report: Project Canvas to Be Branded as "YouView"
--Apple's Jobs: Subsidized Set-Top Boxes Undermine TV Innovation
UK satellite-TV provider, BSkyB , on Wednesday unveiled a new Internet-based VOD service, called Sky Anytime+ , that will be accessible in the living room via the Ethernet connection in the company's existing Sky+ HD set-top boxes--though the new service's content will initially only be available in SD. In order to access the service, which will be enabled by an over-the-air software download to Sky's HD set-tops later this year, Sky customers will also have...

IP Vision Unveils New Netgem Freeview+ Hybrid HD STB, New Interface for its FetchTV Service

IP Vision --a company which is backed by French set-top box vendor, Netgem , and which offers a hybrid service that combines reception of linear channels from the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial platform, Freeview, with OTT access to pay-per-view and subscription-based online VOD services, as well as to free, online programming catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer--contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it is teaming with Netgem to showcase at the IPTV...