Financials

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Innovid, MOG, Boxee

--Interactive Video Advertising Company, Innovid, Raises $9.5 Million in Series-B Funding
--MOG Launches Streaming Music App on Boxee Box

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: 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): SMK, Movea, Softel, Taboola

--SMK Europe Integrates Movea Gesture-Recognition Tech into New RemoPad Remote Control
--Softel Publishes Guide to Subtitling and Captioning in Complex Workflows
--Video Recommendations Company, Taboola, Raises $9 Million in New Funding

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: 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.

TVOT NYC INTENSIVE 2011 SUPER EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AdoTube, Evidon, BBC, Brightcove

--AdoTube Implements Evidon's Privacy-Compliance Solution for In-Stream Advertising
--BBC to Phase Out its Red-Button Video Services
--Brightcove Seeks to Raise $50 Million via IPO

Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011--we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): News Corp., Permira, NDS, Orange, Percy3D

--Report: News Corp., Permira Planning New York IPO for NDS
--Orange Launches ACR-Based Social-TV App for iPhone
--PercyFX Lets Users Embed 3D Text in Movie Clips

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:

Shazam Raises $32 Million to Continue its Expansion into Interactive TV

Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as TV shows and other content--a process it calls "tagging"), said Wednesday that it has raised $32 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners, with the participation of existing investor, DN Capital.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): SeaChange International, Sky News, Time Warner Cable

--Software Segment Drives SeaChange Fiscal Q4 Revenue Growth
--New Sky News iPad App Lets Users "Control Their Own Interactive News Service"
--Time Warner Cable Restores Channels to iPad App after "Overwhelming" Demand Causes it to Crash

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 (VI): SeeSaw, Sony UK, Moshcam, Time Warner Cable, NBC, TiVo

--SeeSaw CEO Steps Down
--Sony UK Offering Moshcam's Live Video Music Channel on its Connected-TV Platform
--Time Warner Cable Launches NBC Full Season Catch-Up on its VOD Platform
--TiVo Plans $120 Million Private Offering

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 (II): Brightcove, TubeMogul, Cablevision, Comcast, CMC, FUNimation

--Brightcove, TubeMogul Release Latest Quarterly Report on Online Video Usage
--RS-DVR Lets Cablevision Reduce its STB Spending; COO Outlines Cable-as-an-App and iPad Plans
--Comcast Says its 3D VOD Content Has Generated over 1 Million Views
--FUNimation Channel Offering Subscription and Transactional VOD through Comcast Media Center

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.

Rovi, Delivery Agent Partner to Bring Contextual Tcommerce to EPG's

--Rovi Signs Multi-Year EPG Patent License Agreement with Cablevision, Releases Q4 Financial Results

Open-Source Online Video Platform Provider, Kaltura, Secures $20 Million in New Funding

--Company Claims its Platform Is Serving over 100,000 Video Publishers

Open-source online video platform provider, Kaltura, said Monday that it has secured an additional $20 million in a funding round that was led by new investor, Nexus Venture Partners, and that also saw the participation of Intel Capital, existing investors .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures, and technology lender Silicon Valley Bank.

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ActiveVideo Announces its Cable Congress Exhibit Plans
--BBC Releases January iPlayer Usage Statistics, Says New iPlayer iPad App Proving Popular
--Mobile Interactive Group Posts Strong 2010 Results
--Report: NDS Seeking $1.05 Billion in Loans to Refinance Debt
--Rovi Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Sonic Solutions Shares
--Sorenson Media, Kulabyte Team on Cloud-Based Live Video Encoding Platform
--Telefonica Unveils Cloud-Based Multiplatform Apps Environment

Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Cisco, Inlet Technologies, Mubi, Belgacom, Softbank, PPTV

--Cisco to Enhance its New Videoscape Platform via Acquisition of Inlet Technologies
--Mubi in VOD Deal with Belgacom
--Softbank Acquires Stake in Chinese Broadband TV Service, PPTV

Here is the first of two round-ups of some recent interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:

Revision3 Says It Enjoyed Strong Growth in 2010, Achieving Profitability in Q4

--Secures Investment from Internet-TV Skeptic, Mark Cuban

Revision3--a company which bills itself as "an actual TV network for the Web," and which produces its own original, broadcast-quality programming for distribution on the Web, mobiles, and connected-TV devices--has announced that it achieved profitability in Q4 of 2010, and grew its year-over-year revenues by 80%. It also says that it grew its roster of advertisers to over 60, including such Fortune 500 companies as Verizon, Ford, HP, EA, Sony and HP; and that its total views increased nearly 165% year-over-year, with over 42 million views in December alone. "We had another incredible year in 2010, with impressive gains in revenue, viewership, advertising and distribution," Revision3 CEO, Jim Louderback, said in a prepared statement.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): MTV, Samsung, NDS, OIPF, bmcoforum, Omek Interactive

--MTV to Launch Music Meter App on Samsung Connected-TV Devices


--Zon TV Cabo Becomes First Customer for NDS Snowflake UI


--OIPF, bmcoforum to Merge


--Gesture Recognition Specialist, Omek Interactive, Expands Management Team, Closes Series-B Round




 

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. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.


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