broadband tv

Video-Sharing Site, Dailymotion, Launches iPhone/iPod touch App

--New "Navigate YouTube" iPhone/iPod touch App Launched
Paris-based video-sharing site operator, Dailymotion , on Monday announced the launch in the Apple App Store of an iPhone/iPod touch app that incorporates both content channels and capabilities for creating and uploading videos. According to the company, the app allows users to search a library of over 12 million videos and to surf 14 themed channels, including Music, Film & TV, Funny, and Sports & Extreme, as well as lists of viral videos. It also lets users share videos with their friends, Dailymotion says, and access and manage their Dailymotion accounts. In addition, it allows iPhone 3GS users to record and upload videos straight from their handset to their accounts.

Broadband Video/Live-Streaming News Round-Up

--Babelgum in Deal to Offer Cinelan's Library of Three-Minute Non-Fiction Films
--Bambuser's Live Streaming iPhone App Receives App Store Approval
--Conviva Names Former NBCU CTO, Darren Feher, President and CEO
--Episodic Powers Showtime Sports' "Strikeforce: All Access"
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A number of items of broadband-video and live-streaming news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up: Broadband/mobile video content platform provider, Babelgum , has announced a partnership with Cinelan , a company which specializes in publishing three-minute non-fiction films--often from prominent filmmakers--and which was co-founded by filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). Babelgum says it will make Cinelan's complete library of films available on a Cinelan-branded channel...

Clearleap in Deal to Bring Break Media's Online Videos to Cable and IPTV VOD Systems

--VOD Round-Up: Karaoke Channel, Police Blotter, Comcast's 100th Day-and-Date Movie, Ofcom
Clearleap , an Atlanta-based company which offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, announced last week that it has signed a deal with Break Media , the company that operates Break.com, an entertainment Web site which targets a male demographic, to bring the latter's broadband video content to the TV screen. According to the companies, their partnership will enable Break.com to dynamically deliver a portion of its video library to...

News Round-Up:

--Lori Schwartz Elected Co-Governor of ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group
--Ex-Digeo CEO, Greg Gudorf, Resurfaces at Thomson Technicolor
--Free Press: Comcast's "TV Everywhere" Service Poses a Threat to Online Video Competition
--New Online Reality Show Involves Hulu, MySpace...
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: As [itvt] was going to press, we learned that Lori Schwartz , SVP and director of the Interpublic Emerging Media Lab, has just been elected as co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (note: the other co-governor is Geoff Katz , VP of business development and marketing at Transpond). We hope...

Kyte Partners with Level Studios to Enable "Interactive, Multiplatform Social Video Experiences"

Kyte , a San Francisco-based company that offers a social-enabled broadband and mobile video platform for live and on-demand content (note: it bills its platform as "combin[ing] the real-time, interactive and community building capabilities of the social Web with professional-grade analytics and content management features, enabling businesses and organizations to engage online and mobile audiences and build community around their brand"), and independent digital agency, Level Studios , on Tuesday announced the formation of a...

Brightcove in Broadband Video Analytics Alliance with TubeMogul

Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced late Monday that it has formed a strategic alliance with TubeMogul , a company which provides a distribution and analytics service for broadband video. According to the companies, their partnership will see them collaborating on technology that will "increase the overall value of online video content by providing in-depth insight into viewer engagement and behavior." As part of the partnership, Brightcove has licensed TubeMogul's InPlay technology to...

VideoClix to Power Clickable Interactive Video for Dailymotion

--Partnership Billed as "Bringing Clickable Video to the Masses"
--IC Places in Interactive Video Advertising Deals with Tremor Media, ScanScout
VideoClix , a Vancouver-based provider of technologies for clickable interactive video (which it calls "hypervideo"), said last week that it has signed a deal with Dailymotion , a Paris-based company which claims that its flagship broadband video portal is the world's second-largest. According to VideoClix, its technology will provide Dailymotion users with an "active and engaging" experience while providing advertisers with a non-intrusive way to reach their target audience. "This partnership brings clickable video to the masses on a global scale," VideoClix CEO, Babak Maghfourian, said in a prepared statement. "It's a win, win, win for audiences, publishers and advertisers alike."

News Round-Up

--BBC Develops MOLE for Live Red-Button Events
--Informational Web Site Launched for Project Canvas
--FCC Seeks Info on How STB's Might Encourage Viewing of Broadband Video
--UK Broadcaster Five in Deal to Offer Full-Length Programs on YouTube
--SAMBA Project Uses...
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: In a posting on the BBC's Press Red blog, Chris Tangye, assistant development producer for BBC Red Button, discusses MOLE, a new tool that the BBC Red Button team has developed in order to facilitate the production of live, red-button events. Project Canvas --the joint initiative between the BBC, UK commercial terrestrial broadcasters ITV and Five, and...

News Corp.-Owned Sky.it Selects Brightcove to Power Broadband Video Initiatives

Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced Wednesday that Italian pay-TV operator, Sky.it (Sky Italia) , has selected its platform for online video content management and for publishing advertising-supported, customized video players on its online properties and across the Web. According to Brightcove--whose other Italian customers include MTV Mobile and Il Sole 24--its platform is enabling Sky.it, which has just under 5 million subscribers, to extend distribution of sports, news and lifestyle-related programming to...

News Round-Up

--Artivision Integrates its Target-Ad Service with Kaltura's Open Source Broadband Video Platform
--Denmark's Comtech to Use never.no's Interactive TV Technology at Conference Facilities, Retailers
--NDS Appoints New Indian Reseller
--Nielsen Provides More Info on its Single-...
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Kaltura , a company that offers what it bills as the first open source broadband video platform, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that Artivision has joined its partner program and integrated its Target-Ad "in-video monetization service" with the Kaltura platform. According to Artivision, Target-Ad generates "smart ad placements that adapt in real time for optimal...

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