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News Round-Up (IX): Time Warner Cable, Comic-Con, Transgaming, TubeMogul, Tunerfish

--Time Warner Cable Marks Comic-Con with VOD Offering
--Transgaming Secures First Deal for its Video-Games-on-TV Service, GameTreeTV
--TubeMogul Offering Online Video Analytics Free of Charge
--Comcast's Social TV Platform, Tunerfish, Offering Badges for HBO's "True Blood"
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. To mark Comic-Con, Time Warner Cable is offering a selection of VOD movies based on comic books, including "Clash of the Titans," "Batman Begins," "V for...

News Round-Up

--Report: Google CEO, Schmidt, Championing "Interactive Video Ads"
--Reports: Hulu Planning International Hulu Plus Launch, Is in Talks about Launching on US Cable VOD
--MTV Acquires Social Gaming Company, Social Express
--Panasonic in VieraCast OTT Deal with AceTrax
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Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Google is championing "interactive video ads," the company's CEO, Eric Schmidt, told the Wall Street Journal's Jessica Vascellaro at Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley conference last week. "Such ads, which could appear anywhere on a Web page, not just inside a video, would be like mini-Web pages," Vascellaro writes. "That means they could allow Web users to watch a video,...

CBS Unveils a Range of Multiplatform and Interactive Enhancements for "Big Brother"

CBS on Monday unveiled an array of multiplatform and interactive enhancements that it plans to offer around the latest season of the long-running reality TV show, " Big Brother " (premieres July 8th, 8:00-9:00PM ET/PT). According to the broadcaster: Full-length episodes, highlight clips and other video content from "Big Brother" will be distributed across the CBS Audience Network, thus "allowing a community of fans to watch the program online and incorporate clips into their blogs,...

News Round-Up (III): BrightLine, Chad, Matt & Rob, Clearleap-Roku, Clikthrough, Comcast-NDS

--BrightLine iTV Study Shows Hispanic Viewers More Likely to Engage with Interactive TV Advertising
--Chad, Matt & Rob Release Trailer for their First FremantleMedia-Backed "Interactive Adventure"
--Clearleap, Roku Partner to Enable Operators, Premium Programmers to Offer VOD on...
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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. We...

News Round-Up (II): Bravo-Foursquare-Sephora, Brightcove, Canoe Ventures

--Bravo Teams with Sephora on Foursquare-Powered Promotion
--Brightcove Releases v4.1.2 of its Platform, Incorporating VPAID Support
--Canoe Ventures Appoints New VP of Communications
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Bravo is teaming with cosmetics company, Sephora , on a promotion powered by mobile social networking service, Foursquare (note: for more on Bravo's social TV partnership with Foursquare,...

News Round-Up (II)

--BSkyB to Acquire Virgin Media Television
--Cellcast Reports Higher Revenues, Swings to a Loss
--Coincident TV Beta-Launches "Interactive Video Experience Builder" for HTML5/iPad
--Comcast Announces World Cup Programming Plans, Including 3D, VOD, Online
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. BSkyB and Virgin Media have announced that BSkyB will acquire Virgin Media Television for up to £160 million in cash. As part of the...

News Round-Up (V)

--Netflix to Launch Free iPhone App
--Netgem Powers Interactive TV-Enabled Hybrid TV Service for Monaco Telecom
--Ocean Blue-Powered Talking Set-Top Boxes Scheduled to Launch in August
--Ooyala Now Offering "Behind-the-Firewall" Hosting of Video Assets
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. During Apple CEO Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote Monday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced plans to launch a free "Watch Instantly" iPhone app by the...

England's Football Association Taps Brightcove for Broadband Video Initiatives

--thePlatform, Ooyala Announce Updates to their Platforms
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , said last week that it has been tapped by English soccer's governing body, the Football Association (FA) , to power a range of new online video offerings for its TheFA.com Web site and for its official site for England's World Cup team (including interviews with players and highlights from previous games and tournaments), as well as a new iPhone app. "Football in England today has more spectators, participants, revenues...

News Round-Up

--BBC iPlayer, Sky Mobile TV, Livestation Now Available for Apple iPad
--BBC Announces Red-Button Interactive TV Programming Line-Up through June 18th
--CRTC Allows Advertising on VOD programs
--CJ HelloVision Launches Social TV-Enabled Broadband Video Service
--DMGT Fined £...
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: In time for the Apple iPad's launch in the UK, 1) the BBC has announced the availability in beta of an iPad version of the BBC iPlayer, that is based on the so-called iPlayer "Bigscreen site"; 2) Sky has announced the availability in the Apple App Store of an iPad version of Sky Mobile TV; and 3)...

Rogers Officially Launches its "TV Everywhere" Service, Rogers On Demand Online

Canadian cable MSO, Rogers Communications , has now officially launched Rogers On Demand Online, its initial implementation of the "TV Everywhere" distribution model, following a beta period that began last November (note: the "TV Everywhere" distribution model--which was originally championed by Time Warner chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes--seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those customers on multiple Web...

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