Ooyala

News Round-Up

--AirTies, Anevia in OTT Partnership
--Celeno Unveils Solution to Converge Paid and OTT Video Services over Home WiFi Network
--Civolution, ATEME Team to Enable Early Release Window for VOD
--Comcast Rolls Out New i-Guide EPG and Comcast Mobile 2.0 in Indiana
--Google TV to Launch Internationally Next Year
--South Korean Government to Help Drive Commercialization of Connected-TV Technology
--NDS Powers Hybrid TV Service for Vodafone in Germany
--Ooyala Powering Online Video for DECA

Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue:

Online Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Announces Expansion into Australia

--Brightcove Tapped to Power Online Video Initiatives for Telefonica O2 Ireland

Online video platform provider, Ooyala--which has just announced a set of enhancements to its platform--on Wednesday announced its intention to expand its operations into Australia, and said that it has appointed former Adobe executive, John Treloar, as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. He will be based in Sydney. "Video is exploding on the Australian corner of the Internet and customers are demanding a reliable platform for hosting and analyzing their online video," Treloar said in a prepared statement.

Ooyala Launches iPhone App for Publishing Video, Brightcove Drops Limelight for Akamai

Online video platform provider, Ooyala, on Wednesday unveiled an iPhone app called OoyalaDirect that it bills as making it easy for video publishers who use its service to record and publish high-quality videos directly from their smartphones.

News Round-Up (VI): Ocean Blue, Ooyala, Facebook, Oxygen

--Ocean Blue Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Ooyala Launches Facebook Sharing SDK
--Oxygen Extends OxygenLive Social TV Service with OxygenLive TV

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few 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, please bear with us. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up (VII): Music Choice, Cox, NDS, Ooyala

--Music Choice Rolls out "Largest HD Music Video-on-Demand Library" to Cox Customers
--NDS Bolsters its Senior Management Team for China Expansion
--Ooyala Supports Dynamic Insertion of IAB-Standard Ads for iPhone, iPad

The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are 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. It will likely take a short while 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, please bear with us. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up (VI): NDS, Netflix, News Over Wireless (Yahoo! TV Widgets), Ooyala

--NDS Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Netflix Extends Deal with Warner Bros., Will Launch Streaming Service in Canada
--News Over Wireless Creating Yahoo! TV Widgets for over 30 Local TV Stations
--Ooyala Supports Silverlight, Demo's Interactive Video Capabilities

The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, so we are 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.

HowTo.tv in Interactive Video Partnership with Ooyala

HowTo.tv, a London-based digital marketing agency specializing in interactive video, said Tuesday that it is partnering with online video platform provider, Ooyala, to offer its LinkTo.tv interactive video technology to the latter's customers (note: another London-based company, Quick.tv, made a similar announcement last week--see the article published on itvt.com, July 11th).

Quick.tv in Interactive Video Partnership with Ooyala

--Quick.tv's Tools Let Ooyala Customers Add Clickable Hotspots and Other Interactive Features

London-based interactive video company, Quick.tv, announced last week that it will begin providing customers of Ooyala's broadband video platform with its interactive video technology. "[Quick.tv's technology] offers a wide range of monetization, engagement and editorial overlays for immediate use, whilst offering an editing facility with limitless creative potential for those who want to deliver a more specific user experience," the company's co-founder, Nick Bell, said in a prepared statement.

News Round-Up (IV): Hulu Plus, Nielsen on Cord Cutting, Ooyala

--Rumors Swirl about Hulu's Plans for a Premium Programming Service
--Nielsen Claims to Have Busted "the Cord-Cutting Myth"
--Ooyala Launches New Analytics Features

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday).

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.

Ooyala Deploys Cassandra Database System to Power Planned Next-Generation Video Analytics Offering

Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala, said Monday that it has deployed Cassandra as its new database system. Cassandra is a distributed database system that Facebook developed and open-sourced in 2008, and that is billed as "bring[ing] together the scalability and reliability of both Amazon's Dynamo and Google's Bigtable storage systems in a single data model." According to Ooyala, it is used by Cisco, Facebook, Digg and IBM to manage large data sets for various applications.

News Round-Up (IV)

--Metrological to Incorporate Technology from Fluendo into its OTT Platform
--MTS Launches TV-Based Caller ID
--NBC.com to Offer Range of Original Content to Complement April-May Sweeps Programming on NBC
--NDS to Highlight Products for Connected/Hybrid TV at ANGA Cable
--Ooyala Supports Management, Syndication and Analytics for YouTube Videos

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.

Microsoft Partnering with Intel and Broadcom to Bring Silverlight to Connected TV's, Set-Top Boxes

--Unveils IIS Media Services 4 and Silverlight Media Framework 2.0
--Ooyala and Kaltura to Incorporate Silverlight and IIS Media Services into their Platforms

Microsoft announced last week that it is working with system-on-a-chip (SoC) partners, Intel and Broadcom, to deliver support for reference designs that it says will provide the complete Silverlight platform to set-top boxes, connected TV's, Blu-ray Disc players and other connected consumer electronics devices (note: rival Adobe announced a similar initiative to bring its Flash platform to CE devices at last year's NAB show--see the article published on itvt.com, April 21st, 2009).

Broadband Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Says it Enjoyed Record Revenue Growth in Q1

--Brightcove Expands Relationship with Italian Publishing Group, De Agostini Editore

Privately held broadband video platform provider, Ooyala, said Wednesday that it enjoyed record revenue growth in the first quarter, as it expanded its business into new markets in Europe, Japan, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. According to the company:

Rogers Taps Brightcove, Endeca to Power Redesigned Version of its "Citytv Video Theatre" Web Site

--Brightcove: Rival Ooyala "Crossed an Ethical Line that Could Have Harmed Customers and the Industry"
--More Broadband Video Platform Providers Announce iPad/HTML5 Support
--Hulu May Test Subscription-Based Service with New iPad App

Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove, said Wednesday that it has been tapped by Rogers Digital Media to power a redesigned version of the latter's "Citytv Video Theatre" Web site (http://video.citytv.com).

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