June 2010

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News Round-Up (II): Bravo-Foursquare-Sephora, Brightcove, Canoe Ventures

--Bravo Teams with Sephora on Foursquare-Powered Promotion
--Brightcove Releases v4.1.2 of its Platform, Incorporating VPAID Support
--Canoe Ventures Appoints New VP of Communications
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. Bravo is teaming with cosmetics company, Sephora , on a promotion powered by mobile social networking service, Foursquare (note: for more on Bravo's social TV partnership with Foursquare,...

News Round-Up (III): Charter-Disney, Coincident TV-Fox, Univision-DISH

--Charter Adds Free VOD Content from a Range of Disney Networks
--Coincident TV Develops Interactive Video Player for Fox's "Glee"
--Univision World Cup Channel on DISH Network Features Interactive TV Voting
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. Charter Communications has announced that it has completed the launch of free VOD programming from Disney-owned networks ABC , ABC Family , Disney Channel , Disney XD ,...

News Round-Up (IV): FreeWheel, HBO, Hulu

--FreeWheel's MRM Now Supports Android, Cocoa, Flash, HTML5 and Silverlight
--HBO Launches Twitter-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV Service for "True Blood"
--Report: Hulu to Launch Subscription-Based Service Shortly, CTO Steps Down
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. FreeWheel has announced that its flagship Monetization Rights Management (MRM) product now supports video ad serving on Android, Cocoa, Flash, HTML5 and Silverlight. "Media companies face a major...

News Round-Up (V): ITV Player, NBC, Pace-MultiChoice

--Report: ITV Looking to Launch ITV Player App on Smartphones
--NBC Invites Viewers to Create "Fanisode" of "The Office"
--Pace Develops New HD DVR for South Africa's MultiChoice
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is in talks with Apple , RIM (BlackBerry) and Google (Android) about launching a mobile app for its ITV Player programming catch-up...

News Round-Up (VI): Samsung-Facebook-Google Maps, Sonic-RealD-DTS, Sony-Eurosport

--Facebook and Google Maps Applications Launched in Samsung Apps Store
--Sonic Solutions in 3D Partnership with RealD, Audio Partnership with DTS
--Sony in Connected TV Partnership with Eurosport
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. Samsung Electronics America has announced the availability of Facebook and Google Maps interactive TV applications in its Samsung Apps store. The apps can be downloaded for use in...

News Round-Up (VII): SureWest, TeliaSonera-Spotify, thePlatform-Canwest-CBC

--SureWest Launches Caller ID on TV, Online DVR Manager Apps, Selects BigBand SDV Solution
--TeliaSonera Becomes First Pay-TV Platform to Offer Spotify
--thePlatform Powering Broadband Video for Canwest, CBC
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. SureWest Communications , an integrated communications provider that serves markets in Northern California and the Kansas City region, has announced the roll-out of caller ID on TV and...

News Round-Up (VIII): Time Warner Cable, Transpera, Two Way Limited

--Time Warner Cable Trialing "TV Everywhere" in NYC, Planning IPTV Trial
--Transpera Appoints New CEO, COO
--Two Way Limited Launches its Tab Active Interactive TV Wagering App in Queensland, South Australia
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. Time Warner Cable is currently trialing a "TV Everywhere" service (i.e. an online programming service for authenticated cable subscribers) in New York City and is planning a trial...

News Round-Up (IX): Verizon FiOS TV, Western Digital

--Verizon FiOS TV Rolls Out Visual 411 Interactive TV Widget in Multiple Markets
--Western Digital Launches Netflix-Enabled OTT Set-Top Box
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. Verizon FiOS TV has announced the roll-out of its Visual 411 directory assistance interactive TV widget--which allows viewers to search for local businesses by name, type of business...

New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on the Smartphone as an Interactive Companion Device for TV

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition focuses on the potential of the smartphone as an interactive companion device for television, and features detailed scenarios provided by Paula Suthern and Roger Demuth of ThirdWave Interactive .

(Note: The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be publishing on a...

News Round-Up (I)

--ADB Supplying Interactive TV-Enabled HD Set-Top Boxes to Poland's INEA
--AFDESI Announces New Board
--Amino Reports "Record" H1 Revenues, Secures IP Set-Top Deal with Romtelecom
--BBC to Offer Extensive Red-Button Coverage of Glastonbury Festival
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. ADB has announced that it is supplying Polish cable operator, INEA , with two interactive TV-enabled HD set-top boxes: the ADB-5810CD and the ADB-5810CDX...

News Round-Up (II)

--BSkyB to Acquire Virgin Media Television
--Cellcast Reports Higher Revenues, Swings to a Loss
--Coincident TV Beta-Launches "Interactive Video Experience Builder" for HTML5/iPad
--Comcast Announces World Cup Programming Plans, Including 3D, VOD, Online
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. BSkyB and Virgin Media have announced that BSkyB will acquire Virgin Media Television for up to £160 million in cash. As part of the...

News Round-Up (III)

--Delivery Agent Appoints New CFO
--Digital TV Labs Approved as First Test Facility for Freeview Australia EPG
--DirecTV Launches Whole-Home DVR Service
--Invidi Awarded US Patents for its Addressable Advertising Technology
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. Delivery Agent , a company that specializes in developing what it calls "shopping-enabled" entertainment (i.e. ecommerce marketplaces) for entertainment/media companies (note: for more on...

News Round-Up (IV)

--mDialog Hires Two Execs to Support Dynamic Video Ad-Insertion Platform for iPad/iPhone
--metaio Launches First-Person Augmented Reality Shooter Game
--Miniweb in Connected TV Partnership with Brightcove
--NBA Game Time Widget Launches on Vizio Connected TV's
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. Mobile video and in-stream ad management company, mDialog (note: the company recently launched in-stream interactive overlay ads for the new Apple iPad--see the article...

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. During Apple CEO Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote Monday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced plans to launch a free "Watch Instantly" iPhone app by the...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Pace to Incorporate WiFi into Set-Tops
--Red Bee Powering Web-Based iPhone Simulcast Streaming App for ITV
--Roku Launches Six More Channels on its OTT Platform
--SeaChange Expands Board of Directors in Compromise Deal with Investor
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. UK-based set-top box company, Pace , has announced that it has joined the WiFi Alliance and that it will incorporate WiFi technology into certain...

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