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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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): DirecTV, ESPN, BBC, Wimbledon

--DirecTV, ESPN Offer Interactive TV Coverage of Wimbledon Tennis
--ESPN Will Also Offer Wimbledon Coverage on Web and Mobile
--BBC Unveils Interactive TV Plans for Wimbledon

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:

John Gilles Joins Coincident TV

-- Digital Media Veteran named EVP of Sales and Marketing and GM of Coincident Studios

Interactive video technology provider Coincident TV named cable TV and Internet veteran John Gilles executive vice president of sales and marketing and general manager of Coincident Studios

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- AT&T Rolls ITV App That Lets Subs Pick Camera Angles in Baseball Games

-- Cox Uses thePlatform to Power TV Everywhere site

-- PlayJam to Deliver Social Games to Connected TVs

-- AAMP Survey Calls for Improved Metrics for VOD Measurement

-- BBC Releases Red Button Interactive Programming Schedule

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- BBC's Interactive TV Coverage of Royal Wedding

--LOVEFiLM Lands Disney VOD Movie Agreement

 

  • BBC is using its Red Button interactive TV platform to enhance its coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. After Friday's wedding, BBC viewers will be able to watch highlights from the event for up to one week by pressing the Red Button. BBC plans wall-to-wall TV, radio, and Web coverage of the Royal Wedding. Additional highlights from the BBC's Red Button schedule are available here.

UK Takes Lead in Delivering Video to Connected TVs

 

 

If NBC or another major network allowed viewers without pay TV subscriptions to access any program they missed in the last week through a broadband connected TV, there may be a backlash from providers that pay license fees to deliver VOD programs and catch-up services such as Time Warner Cable's "LookBack" feature. But it's another story in the UK, where the BBC iPlayer is expanding the number of connected TVs and devices that viewers can use to access archived programming.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Apple, AT&T U-verse TV, Starz, BBC, CBS, SCVNGR

--Apple Sets Up Dedicated iTunes Section to Showcase AirPlay-Enabled Apps
--AT&T U-verse TV in "TV Everywhere" Deal with Starz
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through March 25th
--CBS Teams with SCVNGR to Promote "Chaos" at SXSW via Mobile Social Game

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 issue, please bear with us.

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