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Illumina Digital Acquired by All3Media

Illumina Digital, a UK company best known for creating interactive scripted programming using on-demand broadband video, games, and other multimedia elements, has been acquired by UK-based TV production company, All3Media. In the course of its 10-year history, Illumina Digital won four BAFTAs and over 20 other international awards for cross-media projects it produced for such customers as the BBC, Channel 4, BSkyB, Nickelodeon and the Royal National Theatre. (Note: for an overview of Illumina Digital's...

[itvt] Scoop!: ActiveVideo Networks Deploys with Oceanic Time Warner Cable

--Radio Interview: ActiveVideo's Jeff Miller Discusses the Deployment

Interview: John Callahan, CTO of ActiveVideo Networks


ActiveVideo Networks (formerly ICTV) recently appointed interactive TV pioneer,
John Callahan, as its CTO. Callahan previously spent 15 years at Time Warner
Cable, where he was involved in many of the operator's interactive TV and
VOD initiatives, and where he served most recently as SVP of software
engineering for its Advanced Technology Group. He was a significant
contributor to the creation of the Time Warner Cable Pegasus digital television
system architecture, and to such seminal interactive TV technologies and
standards as the Interactive Services Architecture (ISA), VOD, OCAP and

Radio Interview: Patrick Koppula, Founder and CEO, ffwd


In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of
Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Patrick Koppula , founder and
CEO of ffwd --a company that has just beta-launched a service that uses
social networking to facilitate Internet programming discovery and to
enhance the online viewing experience--discusses the service (which is
scheduled to launch commercially in September), the thinking behind
it, and ffwd's plans for enhancing it in the future; recounts the events
that led to his founding ffwd (he previously founded iLike.com and