Technology

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Microsoft, Music Choice, Pace, Minerva

--Microsoft Says 40+ Operators Now Using Mediaroom, Stresses Importance of Xbox to its TV Strategy
--New Nicki Minaj Video Breaks Music Choice VOD Record
--Pace to Integrate Minerva IPTV Middleware into HD Set-Tops
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Microsoft contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that its Mediaroom IPTV platform has now been deployed by over 40 operators, and is powering TV services to seven million subscriber households via 15 million set-top boxes. An email from a company representative also stressed that the Xbox 360 games console will play...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Red Bee Media, Cisco, 24/7 Real Media, Akamai, Samsung

--Red Bee Media Teams with Cisco, 24/7 Real Media, Akamai to Launch Online Video Platform
--Samsung Says it has Sold over 2 Million Smart TV's in Three Months
--Samsung Teams with University of California, San Diego to Bring Smell to Television
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Broadcast services company, Red Bee Media , has partnered with Cisco , 24/7 Real Media and Akamai to launch an online video platform dubbed the RedPlayer that is targeted at broadcasters and networks and that provides a range of social media features. The company "has developed RedPlayer to introduce to market an enhanced...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Sigma Designs, "The Voice," Time Warner Cable

--Sigma Designs Unveils Reference Design for Ultra-Thin Set-Top Box
--NBC Reality Show, "The Voice," Offers Extensive Social Media Integration
--Time Warner Cable to Launch Version 2.0 of its iPad App Later this Month
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Sigma Designs has unveiled a platform reference design for an "Ultra-Thin" set-top box that it claims will enable "an experience only found in devices that are combined with networking gateways" and "will add more fuel to the growing market of set-top-boxes by enabling these products to stream high-definition content from the Web, in...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): TiVo, Toshiba, Irdeto, wireWAX

--TiVo Set to Launch iPhone and Android Apps
--Toshiba to Use Irdeto Security Technology in Cinema Series Connected TV Sets
--wireWAX Teams with FremantleMedia to Study Viewers' Engagement with Interactive Video
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: A full-page ad in the June issue of CEPro, that was noticed by Dave Zatz , reveals that TiVo plans to shortly launch control and management apps for the iPhone and Android platforms, similar to the app it recently launched for the iPad. Irdeto has announced that Toshiba has selected its dynamic security...

TVOT 2011 Highlights Video

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of highlights, interviews and more from The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 . Over the next few weeks, we will also be publishing video of TVOT 2011 panels, presentations, keynotes and workshops.

Cable MSOs Tout WiFi, New Interactive Program Guides

-- Comcast to Integrate Facebook Recommendations in XFINITY TV IPG
CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – Broadband wireless services won't topple cable, top industry executives said here Thursday. Instead, cable is poised to profit by delivering content to mobile devices connected to its broadband infrastructure via WiFi connections, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said at the closing general session at The Cable Show. "We're as relevant as we have ever been," Roberts said. While more consumers are relying on Apple 's iPad and mobile devices to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ADB, Antik, Griffin Technology, Dijit Media

--ADB Delivering its Commercial Video Solution to Charter Communications
--Antik Launches "End-to-End IPTV Outsourcing Solution for OTT Video"
--Beacon Device Transforms iOS Devices into Universal Remotes
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: ADB has announced that it is delivering its Commercial Video Solution to Charter Communications (note: it says that it began shipping equipment to the MSO last month). "ADB's Commercial Video Solution plays a role in Charter's plan to enhance hotels' video entertainment services with the latest in-room video solutions, including a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bravo, Clearleap, CIMM

--Bravo Teams with Cars.com on Webisode Spin-Off for "Work of Art"
--Clearleap Announces Cable Show Exhibit Plans
--CIMM Completes Consumer Survey Phase of its "USA TouchPoints" Cross-Media Research Study
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Bravo has teamed with Cars.com on an interactive webisode challenge spin-off series featuring the contestants of its reality-competition show, "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." "The contestants can be seen exclusively on BravoTV.com competing to create the 'Best of The Year' trophy for Cars.com and to win a prize of...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, Starz, Burger King, CP+B, DirecTV, Canoe, MSA

--Report: Comcast to Begin Testing RS-DVR Later This Year or Early Next Year
--Comcast Ups the Amount of Starz Content on its VOD Platform
--Burger King Interactive TV Campaign Lets DirecTV Customers Watch Hamburger to Win Coupons
--MSA's Media Software to Automate Sale of...
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Comcast plans to begin testing a Remote Storage DVR (RS-DVR) service in certain as-yet-to-be-determined markets later this year or early next year, CTO Tony Werner told the Bloomberg news service at the Cable Show, Tuesday. "We like the idea of a cloud DVR because you can virtually service your customers," Werner...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Motorola, Time Warner Cable, Nielsen, Pace

--Motorola Mobility Teams with Time Warner Cable on Video Gateway Platform
--Nielsen: Americans Watching More Video--Both on TV and Alternative Platforms
--Pace's App Cafe Platform Now Available for Deployment in US, Canada and Latin America
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Motorola Mobility has announced that it has been collaborating with Time Warner Cable to develop an advanced video gateway platform, dubbed the DCX3600M. According to Motorola, the new video gateway, which it is demo'ing in its Cable Show booth (609) this week, "includes built-in transcoding capabilities, allowing it to take QAM...

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