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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Verizon FiOS, Virgin Media, Spotify, Wired City, YouTube

--Verizon Resumes Roll-Out of Version 1.9 of its Interactive Media Guide
--Virgin Media to Offer Spotify on its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Funding Sought for "Internet Television Network," Wired City
--YouTube Invites Users to Check Out Experimental Re-Design of its Service

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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): OIPF, Ryz Media, Virgin Media, TiVo

--OIPF Elects New President
--Ryz Media Launches Social-TV/Programming-Discovery/Remote-Control App, blinQ
--Virgin Media Launches First Ad Campaign for its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service

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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): NDS, Time Warner Cable, Virgin Media, TiVo, Youku, Warner Bros.

--NDS Joins MoCA
--Time Warner Cable Northeast OH/Western PA Rolls Out ITV App for Ordering Premium Services
--Virgin Media Developing iPad Companion App for its Virgin Media TV Powered by TiVo Service
--China's Youku Signs Broadband VOD Deal with Warner Bros., Launches Premium Service

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:

Tremor Media Recruits BSkyB, Virgin Media, Yahoo Veterans

-- Online Video Ad Network Pitching TV Advertisers Interactive 'vChoice' Formats

Tremor Media recruited ad-sales executives from Virgin Media, BSkyB and Yahoo to help draw TV advertisers in Europe to new interactive video ads that it is distributing online. 

The New York-based online video ad network named former Virgin Media and Sky executive Luke Phebey and former Virgin executive Matthew Godsmark national sales managers. It named former Yahoo executive Nina Buschmedia account manager. 

UK Takes Lead in Delivering Video to Connected TVs

 

 

If NBC or another major network allowed viewers without pay TV subscriptions to access any program they missed in the last week through a broadband connected TV, there may be a backlash from providers that pay license fees to deliver VOD programs and catch-up services such as Time Warner Cable's "LookBack" feature. But it's another story in the UK, where the BBC iPlayer is expanding the number of connected TVs and devices that viewers can use to access archived programming.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): VDS, Vidiom, Virgin Media, TiVo

--VDS Launches Broadcast-Synchronized Social-TV Tool, Watercooler
--Vidiom Slashes its Staff
--Virgin Media Promotes TiVo-Based Hybrid-TV Service via Pop-Up "Private Members' Club"

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 issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): tvplus.com, Verizon, MTV Networks, Virgin Media

--Spot411's TVplus Wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase
--Verizon in "TV Everywhere" Partnership with MTV Networks
--Virgin Media Provides Usage Figures for its VOD Service

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. 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 yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): AllVid, Trailer Park, Verizon FiOS TV, ESPN, Virgin Media, TiVo

--TiVo, Best Buy, Google, Mitsubishi, Nagravision, SageTV, Sony form AllVid Tech Company Alliance
--Trailer Park Advanced Content Hires Senior Director for its Interactive TV Business
--Authenticated Verizon FiOS TV Customers Can Now Access Live Streaming ESPN Channels
--CEO Berkett: Virgin Media Has Already Received 50,000 Pre-Registrations for its New TiVo Service

Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format.

Virgin Media to Offer ESPN Classic on Demand

UK cable operator, Virgin Media, said Friday that it is adding content from ESPN's ESPN Classic channel to its TV Choice VOD service, starting February 14th.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Comcast-NBC Universal, Virgin Media, YOU On Demand

--FCC Sets Online Video Conditions for Comcast-NBCU Merger
--Virgin Media Forms In-House Digital Advertising Sales Operation
--YOU On Demand Hires Two Senior Executives

Here is the second of two round-ups of interactive TV-related news stories that we didn't have room for in this issue.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (X): Suddenlink, Technicolor, TalkTalk, TiVo, Virgin Media, UltraViolet, Ustream

--Suddenlink Offering 3D VOD
--Technicolor Launches Multiscreen Content-Navigation Solution, Secures Deal with TalkTalk
--TiVo News: Virgin Launches TiVo Service, TiVo iPad App to Launch this Month
--DECE Trumpets UltraViolet "Milestones"
--Ustream Partners with Verizon Wireless, Panasonic and Boxee, Launches 10-Foot Version of its Service

Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (X): Two Way Limited, Two Way TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Cablevision, Vidiom, Virgin Media, yap.TV

--Two Way Limited (Australia) in New License Deal with Two Way Media (UK)
--Verizon FiOS TV Enhances its Visual 411 Interactive TV Widget
--Verizon and Cablevision Fail to Resolve their Patent Dispute
--Verizon in TV Everywhere Deal with Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group
--Vidiom Unveils Solution for Accelerating Cable Operators' Migration to IP Video
--Virgin Media Launches 3D VOD Service
--yap.TV Launches Social TV/Content Discovery App for iPad

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.

TiVo to Target Pay-TV Operators at IBC 2010

TiVo on Monday disclosed its plans for next month's IBC, which will see it showcasing its solutions for pay-TV operators via private briefings for invited attendees.

Two Way Media Teams with FremantleMedia to Launch Interactive TV Games on Virgin Media

--Games Are Based on FremantleMedia Shows, "Family Fortunes" and "Britain's Got Talent"

UK-based interactive TV applications developer, Two Way Media, says that it has teamed with FremantleMedia to launch two new interactive TV games on UK cable operator Virgin Media's red-button platform.

Virgin Media Launches Two-Screen Interactive TV Application for Premier League Soccer Broadcasts

UK cable operator, Virgin Media, last week unveiled a free, Web-based, two-screen interactive TV app that is designed to accompany live broadcasts of Premier League soccer games. Dubbed Sofa Stadium and incorporating social networking, real-time voting and game statistics, the laptop app debuted on Saturday in time for the first game of the Premier League season, and is available at http://www.sofastadium.co.uk.

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