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Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Virgin Media Sees Increased Demand for TiVo Service

-- British Streaming Video Service SeeSaw Shuts Down

-- Zeebox Targets Connected TVs with iPad App

-- MSG Varsity Launches Apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

  • Top UK cable operator Virgin Media said its increased marketing efforts focused at distributing TiVo DVRs and broadband entertainment service to subscribers is paying off. The company ended the third quarter with 162,900 TiVo customers, more than quadrupling its TiVo subscriber base during the period. Growth is continuing during the fourth quarter, with Virgin reporting that it counted 222,000 TiVo subscribers as of Oct. 26. While many customers are upgrading to TiVo service, the DVRs -- which integrate Web video content -- are also helping the company sign new customers. It said about one third of its TiVo subscribers are new Virgin Media customers. 

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Entone Rolls Hybrid DVR and Streaming Receiver

-- Verizon Launches MY FiOS App for Android Phones

-- CableLabs CEO Paul Liao to Step Down

-- Akoo TV Previews Interactive  Programming

-- BBC Releases Red Button Schedule

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): BAMM.tv, BBC, Bemis Balkind, Blinkbox, Samsung, blinkx, Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel Master TV, Cisco, Conax

In order to catch up with the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past two weeks at IBC, IFA, CEDIA, IDF and beyond, we have prepared a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC, BitTorrent, Vestel, CBS

--Report: BBC Trialing Audio Watermarking-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV
--BitTorrent, Vestel to Showcase Prototype of "BitTorrent Certified" TV Set
--CBS Launches Fall Preview iPad App

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 (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 (I): AT&T U-verse, BBC, Facebook

--AT&T U-verse to Offer Multiview Apps for US Open, Paquete Espanol Programming Package
--BBC Worldwide Makes "Top Gear" Episodes Available for Rental on Facebook
--BBC Releases July iPlayer Stats; BBC Red Button Chief, John Denton, Steps Down

Because the [itvt] editorial team was recently on the road for several weeks--and has also 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 a few more 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 (I): ActiveVideo Networks, Verizon, BBC, Boxee

--ActiveVideo Awarded $115 Million in Patent-Infringement Case against Verizon FiOS
--New Version of BBC iPlayer for Connected-TV Platforms Launched
--Boxee Launches iPad App, New Boxee Box Firmware Release

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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 (II): BBC, BlackBerry, BigBand Networks, AT&T

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through August 1st
--BBC iPlayer and BBC News Web Icons Launched for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
--BigBand Networks to Power Local Ad Insertion for AT&T U-verse TV

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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accedo Broadband, SBS, LG, BBC, Bell TV

--Accedo Tapped by SBS to Develop Tour de France Interactive TV App for LG Connected-TV Devices
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 18th
--Bell TV to Close its Interactive TV Service

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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): itaas, ITV, Massive, BBC

--itaas Appoints Pat Tylka to its Advisory Board
--ITV Launches ITV Player App for iOS
--Massive Trumpets its Work on the BBC News Product for Connected TV

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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, DISH Network, GetGlue

--Technical Lead for BBC News on Connected TV Outlines Best Practices for TV Software Design
--DISH Launches Independence Day Promotion for its DISH Cinema VOD Service
--GetGlue Launches Mobile Web Site, Sees 100% Check-In Growth since March

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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Apple, AT&T U-verse TV, BBC

--Apple Seeking Patent for "Enhanced TV Widget Paradigm"
--AT&T U-verse TV Launches "Troubleshoot & Resolve" Interactive TV App
--BBC Releases iPlayer Usage Statistics for May

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:

BBC iPlayer Launches on BT Vision

Interactive TV News Round-Up: BBC, SeeSaw, HBO, Hulu, Rovi, Suddenlink, Cogeco, Shaw

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 4th
--Criterion Capital Partners Set to Acquire SeeSaw
--HBO Go to Offer Preview of "True Blood" Episode
--Hulu Considering Sale
--Rovi in TotalGuide Deals with Suddenlink, Cogeco
--Shaw Launches Gateway in Edmonton

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

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC, Connected TV, QR Codes

--BBC Launches BBC News Product for Connected TV's
--BBC Exec Outlines Plans to Adapt Red-Button Service for Connected TV
--New BBC Cooking Show to Offer Interactivity via QR Codes

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:

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