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News Round-Up (VIII): Ooyala, Pace, Project Canvas

--Online Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Raises $22 Million
--Pace Launches Pace App Cafe, Unveils New MDC1000 Capabilities
--Project Canvas Publishes Draft Technical Specs, Receives Expressions of Interest from 40+ CE Manufacturers

Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (V): SeaChange, Seth Green, Digital Broadcasting Group, Sezmi, Amazon

--SeaChange Lowers Guidance, Plans to Restructure Servers and Storage Business Unit
--Actor Seth Green Teams with Digital Broadcasting Group on Interactive TV Series
--Sezmi Now Available through Amazon.com

Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up

--ANT Reports Higher H1 Revenues, Lower Losses
--BBC Outlines iPlayer Design Strategy
--Evolution Digital to Incorporate EBIF into its DTA's
--Harmonic Reveals Exhibit Plans for IBC
--IMPALA Welcomes BBC's Decision to Open Source its MHEG+ Toolkit
--Netgem Posts Strong H1 Financial Results
--Sony Launches Qriocity OTT VOD Service in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK
--Interactive TV Company, Two Way Media, Launches Web Game on Virginmedia.com

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

Concurrent to Unveil "New Video Ecosystem" at IBC

--Company Reports Higher Revenues and Profits for its Fiscal Fourth Quarter

Concurrent, a company that specializes in VOD, media data and advanced advertising solutions, said Tuesday that it will use the IBC show in Amsterdam (booth 4.B74) to unveil a new "video ecosystem" which it bills as connecting media creation, publishing and delivery service companies with consumers via a unified video delivery and data collection platform that can tap into any screen. According to the company, the solution delivers TV-quality video to any device--including TV sets, tablet computers and smartphones--and allows key media-related metrics to be captured from each screen at a census level.

News Round-Up (VI): Showtime, Tvinci, PeerTV, Two Way Limited

--Showtime Launches Alternate Reality Game for "Dexter"
--Tvinci Teams with PeerTV to Enable "Pay-OTT" on Set-Top Boxes
--Australian Interactive TV Company, Two Way Limited, Reports "Strongest" Results

Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

TiVo Reports Lower Revenues, More Subscriber Losses

--However, Company's Cash Position Remains Strong

TiVo on Wednesday released financial results and subscriber totals for its fiscal second quarter, ended July 31st (note: the company also announced various enhancements to its Stop//Watch ratings service and a new deal with NASDAQ--see the article in this issue):

News Round-Up (V): Digital TV Labs, Envivio, Epix, Charter

--Digital TV Labs to Launch CI+ Test Tool at IBC
--Envivio Secures $15 Million in New Funding, "Strengthens" Management Team
--Epix's Online Video Service Now Available to Charter Customers

The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while for us 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up (VIII): Pace, 2Wire, Panasonic (tru2way), Philo

--Pace Targets US Tier-One Telco Market with 2Wire Acquisition
--Panasonic No Longer Selling tru2way Devices in Retail
--Social TV Start-Up, Philo, Secures Funding, Launches New Features

The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while for us 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up

--CableLabs Working on "OLCA" Specs for "TV Everywhere"
--DISH Network, EchoStar Demo Google TV to the FCC
--New App from PlayOn Will Let Users Stream Hulu on their iPhone
--ruwido Adds Capacitive Sensor to its tau Remote Control
--Social TV Company, Sofanatics, Closes Seed Funding Round
--Tivo Premiere DVR's Now Available in hhgregg Stores

Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:

Hulu Launches Preview of its Subscription-Based Premium Service, "Hulu Plus"

--Service Touted as Available on "Four Screens"

Network-backed broadband programming service provider, Hulu, on Tuesday launched a preview of its long-awaited (see, for example, the articles published on itvt.com, April 25th and May 18th), subscription-based premium service, "Hulu Plus." Priced at $9.99 per month (i.e. a dollar more than Netflix's basic Unlimited plan), the service will offer, among other things, full current and past seasons of a range of shows from Hulu parents, ABC, NBC and Fox, the company says, and will deliver content in "up to 720p" HD, with adaptive bitrate streaming supported on certain devices.

Mobile Interactive TV Veteran, Kai Buehler, Named US CEO of Mobile Marketing Company, mms

--Transpera Raises $9 Million in BlackBerry Partners-Led Third Round of Funding

Mobile marketing company, mobile messaging solutions (mms), said Wednesday that it has appointed Kai Buehler as its US CEO. According to the company, Buehler, who for the past four years has led MindMatics' North American operations, will be tasked with leading its efforts to increase its presence in the US mobile marketing and interactive TV spaces. He will be based out of the company's new Los Angeles office.

SeaChange Reports Increased Revenues and Income, Driven by its Software Segment

VOD and advanced advertising technology provider, SeaChange International, has released financial results for its fiscal first quarter (2011), ended April 30th:

TiVo "Non-DVR" Software to Be Integrated into Connected TV's from Best Buy's Insignia Brand

--Legal and R&D Expenses Widen TiVo's Q1 Losses

TiVo and electronics retailer, Best Buy, said Tuesday that development is underway to integrate TiVo's software and advanced TV services (though not the TiVo platform's core DVR functionality) into new connected TV sets from Insignia, Best Buy's in-house consumer electronics brand. The companies did not say when the sets will be available and how much they will cost. This represents the first time that TiVo's software has been integrated directly into a TV set--though the company has announced several deals to integrate it into third-party set-top boxes (see, for example, the article on TiVo's new deal with Technicolor that was published on itvt.com, May 24th).

Independent Web Show Distributor, blip.tv, Raises $10.1 Million in Third Funding Round

--Revision3 to Launch New Show Starring Magician, Penn Jillette

blip.tv, a New York-based distributor of independent Web shows, said Wednesday that it has closed its third round of institutional capital, raising $10.1 million in new funding. The funding round was led by Canaan Partners, and saw the participation of existing investor, Bain Capital Ventures. blip.tv's first funding round, which was concluded in 2007, raised $2.5 million, and its second funding round, concluded in 2008, raised $5.2 million.

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