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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Audible Magic, Trickplay, BBC, Virgin Media, TiVo, Brightcove, Roku, Showtime

--Audible Magic in ACR Partnership with Trickplay
--BBC, Virgin Media Partner to Bring Red-Button Interactive TV Apps to Virgin's TiVo Service
--Brightcove, Roku, Showtime Networks Launch Showtime Promotional App for Roku Devices

Because of the volume of news already being generated by next week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, 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 (V): BBC, S3 Group, Samsung, Time Warner Cable, HBO

--BBC Taps S3 Group for Automated Testing of iPlayer Devices
--New Version of Samsung's Smart TV SDK Expected to Support Advertising, Tcommerce
--Time Warner Cable to Launch HBO's "TV Everywhere" Services Following Short Beta Trial

Because of the volume of news already being generated by next week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, 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.

Softel MediaSphere Platform Reaches 50 Million Households

-- iTV Platform Deployed by BBC, Comcast, ESPN, MTV, Shaw Cable

Softel said Monday that its MediaSphere interactive TV platform is streaming applications to more than 50 million households each week, helping both operators and programmers ranging from Comcast to ESPN create applications. 

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- BBC to Supply VOD Content to Rivals

-- Beacon Device Transforms Android Phones into Universal Remotes

-- Rovi Grows Revenue in Third Quarter

-- Adconion Buys smartclip 

--Boxee to Support Live TV

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:

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