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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange, Melita, Softel, TF1, Facebook

--SeaChange Powers VOD for Maltese Pay-TV Operator, Melita
--Softel Announces its IBC2011 Exhibit Plans
--French Broadcaster, TF1, Launches Social VOD Service on Facebook
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: SeaChange International has announced that it is providing a range of technologies and content for Maltese pay-TV operator Melita's new VOD service, which is slated to launch later this summer. "Melita selected the SeaChange Express solution with the SeaChange Adrenalin video backoffice and SeaChange VOD Managed Services, as well as a...

"Social TV and its Impact on the Marketing, Monetization and Experience of Television" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Social TV and its Impact on the Marketing, Monetization and Experience of Television," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Todd Greene , CEO, Loyalize Amber Harris , Director of Social Media, Discovery Communications Fraser Kelton , COO, GetGlue Ryan Lawler , NewTeeVee (Moderator) Somrat Niyogi , CEO, Miso Will Wright...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Google, SageTV, HBO, Limelight

--Google Acquires SageTV
--App Lets Fans Insert themselves and their Facebook Friends in "True Blood" Video
--Limelight Launches Interactive In-Stream Video Ad Formats for iOS and Android
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Google has acquired SageTV , a provider of media center and PVR software for the PC, presumably with the goal of using that company's technology to enhance its Google TV platform. "We're thrilled to announce that SageTV has been acquired by Google," a statement on SageTV's Web site reads. "Since 2002, we've worked...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Sigma Designs, "The Voice," Time Warner Cable

--Sigma Designs Unveils Reference Design for Ultra-Thin Set-Top Box
--NBC Reality Show, "The Voice," Offers Extensive Social Media Integration
--Time Warner Cable to Launch Version 2.0 of its iPad App Later this Month
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Sigma Designs has unveiled a platform reference design for an "Ultra-Thin" set-top box that it claims will enable "an experience only found in devices that are combined with networking gateways" and "will add more fuel to the growing market of set-top-boxes by enabling these products to stream high-definition content from the Web, in...

Cable MSOs Tout WiFi, New Interactive Program Guides

-- Comcast to Integrate Facebook Recommendations in XFINITY TV IPG
CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – Broadband wireless services won't topple cable, top industry executives said here Thursday. Instead, cable is poised to profit by delivering content to mobile devices connected to its broadband infrastructure via WiFi connections, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said at the closing general session at The Cable Show. "We're as relevant as we have ever been," Roberts said. While more consumers are relying on Apple 's iPad and mobile devices to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): VDS, Warner Bros., YOU On Demand

--VDS Demo's its New Watercooler Social-TV Tool at Cable Show
--Warner Bros. in China VOD Deal
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: VDS and its cable market sales partner, UniSoft , have announced that they are demo'ing Watercooler, VDS's new automated, rules-based social-TV tool, in the Cable Show's CableNET exhibit this week. "With Watercooler by VDS, an exciting new product for the generation of social media posts synchronized with television content playback, broadcasters...

SeaChange Demos Nitro Multiplatform User Interface at The Cable Show

-- Interactive Program Guide Challenges Rovi
Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International i s showing off its Nitro user interface and interactive program guide at The Cable Show this week. Nitro, which is a user interface that cable operators can use to deliver content to TVs, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices, is a product that SeaChange could use to challenge Rovi 's domination of the interactive program guide business. Operators that already have licenses with Rovi – which owns the IPG...

Shazam Teams with Spike TV, Oxygen

'Shazam for TV' Moments Featured on 'The Glee Project' and 'Guys Choice Awards'
Shazam will soon market its mobile music discovery app through shows on Spike TV and Oxygen , but its audio recognition technology can't yet be used to identify TV content. The company said Friday that Spike TV will include a "Shazam for TV" moment during tonight's "Guys Choice" awards program. Viewers that have downloaded the Shazam app to an iPhone, Android phone and other smartphones will be able to access three "Shazamable moments" by pulling...

t-Bone TV Building Social TV Platform

-- Anthony Rose, BBC iPlayer Developer and Former YouView CTO, Leads Startup