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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...

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. Brightcove and TubeMogul have released their latest quarterly research report on online video usage across media industry verticals. Key findings of the report , according to the companies, include the following: "1) Broadcasters led in total minutes streamed in 2010 with 1.7 billion total minutes streamed. 2) Newspapers saw huge growth (147%...

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
EPG provider, Rovi , and tcommerce specialist, Delivery Agent , on Tuesday announced that they are partnering to launch the first-ever contextual commerce capability within Rovi EPG's for television programming. With this capability, the companies say, viewers will be able to buy products and services directly from the EPG, using their remote controls. The companies say that they are also planning to offer similar commerce capabilities to consumers who access their EPG's through the Web...

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: Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , has announced its exhibit plans for this week's (February 15th-17th) Cable Congress show in Lucerne, Switzerland. The company says that it "will demonstrate how its CloudTV Platform can uniformly bring smart-TV functionality and applications to any set-top box or television equipped with CI Plus (Common Interface Plus) modules. During the...

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: Cisco has announced its intent to acquire privately held Inlet Technologies , a provider of adaptive bit rate (ABR) video streaming technology, for $95 million in cash and "retention-based incentives." According to Cisco, the acquisition will strengthen the capabilities of its recently launched (see the article published on itvt.com, January 6th) Videoscape platform. "Cisco...

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...

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): TiVo, Charter Communications, Microsoft, Vudu


--TiVo Secures Deal to Provide Charter with Hybrid-TV Platform
--Microsoft Files Complaint with ITC Seeking to Block TiVo DVR Imports
--Vudu OTT Service Launches New Version of its User Interface


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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