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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Canoe Ventures, Comcast, Skype, "The Glee Project"

--Canoe Ventures Adds Six to its Advisory Board
--Comcast Teams with Skype to Trial HD Video Calling and Instant Messaging on TV
--"The Glee Project" Features Multiple Social-TV Enhancements
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: Canoe Ventures has announced the appointment of six new members to its advisory board: Rick Boyko, director and professor at the VCU Brandcenter; Brian Collins, chief creative officer of Collins; Gary Elliott, leader of Hewlett-Packard's global marketing alliances, corporate sponsorships and events; Nancy Hill, president and CEO of the American Association...

Skype Voice and Video Calling Now Available on Panasonic's Viera Cast-Enabled HDTV's

--Feature Enabled by New $170 Communication Camera which Will Be Sold Separately
Panasonic and Internet communications software provider, Skype , on Tuesday announced the activation of a service called "Skype on your Viera" on 2010 Panasonic Viera Cast-enabled HDTV sets (note: Viera Cast is the brand through which Panasonic designates its OTT offering; other services available through Viera Cast include Amazon VOD, YouTube, Google's Picasa, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, Fox Sports, and a weather service), and also announced the availability of a new Skype-enabled communication camera from Panasonic,...

Boxee, Twilio Partner on Developer Contest to "Unite the Telephone and the Television"

In a posting on its corporate blog, Tuesday, over-the-top-TV specialist, Boxee , announced that it is partnering with Twilio , a company that offers a service which allows developers to add SMS and calling functionality to Web applications, to launch a developer contest dubbed the "TV Meets Telephony Hack Challenge."

According to Boxee's blog posting (authored by VP of marketing, Andrew Kippen), the contest--which runs through midnight, April 12th--invites developers to "unite...