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Rovi CES News Round-Up

--Launches Second Generation of its TotalGuide Programming-Discovery Solution for Connected TV
--Launches TotalGuide on New Connected TV's from Toshiba
--Works with Samsung to Bring Interactive TV Advertising to Connected-TV Platforms
--Expands Feature Set, Device Support and Reach of its Rovi Entertainment Store
--Launches Digital Copy Solution to Enable Cloud Access to DVD and Blu-ray Disc Collections
--Adds Twitter Verified Accounts to Rovi Data
--Says Multiple Companies Now Using Rovi Cloud Services to Power Entertainment Apps
--Says Amlogic Will Launch First DivX Plus HD Certified Chipset for Android
Rovi generated a fair amount of news over the past couple of weeks at CES and beyond. Here is a round-up of recent major announcements from the company: The company has unveiled TotalGuide G2, the second-generation of its programming search and discovery solution for connected-TV platforms, which is slated for availability in the second quarter. "TotalGuide G2 will bring together a comprehensive range of Rovi technologies and services such as multimedia-rich and deeply descriptive entertainment...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Ooyala, Facebook, PlayJam, Panasonic, Totalmovie, RCDb

--Ooyala Launches Social-TV Solution for Facebook
--PlayJam to Launch Interactive TV Games Channel on Panasonic Viera Connect-Enabled HDTV's
--Totalmovie Selects RCDb's WatchWith Platform to Deliver VOD to Blu-ray Players, Sony PS3
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ITV, Moonbot Studios, NDS, BSkyB

--UK Broadcaster, ITV, to Launch Interactive Online Spin-Off of Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Moonbot Studios Develops iPhone/iPad-Based Interactive Music Video for The Polyphonic Spree
--NDS Software Powering Sky's Sky+HD Set-Top and Sky Anytime+ VOD Service
--NDS-Designed Remote Control Wins Red Dot Product Design Award
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: UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is planning a three-episode, interactive, online spin-off of its long-running soap opera, "Coronation Street," Jessica Davies writes in New Media Age. The spin-off, which is being produced by ITV's ITV Studios arm, will see "Coronation Street" character, Rosie Webster, moving from Manchester to London to...

Eyepartner Launches TikiLIVE Solution for Delivering HD Programming to Roku Set-Top Boxes

Oregan Networks to Launch High-Definition OTT Set-Top box, Based on its Onyx Media Browser

Oregan Networks , a London-based provider of media browser solutions for CE and IPTV devices, has announced the imminent launch of an HD OTT set-top box, based on its Onyx media browser. According to the company, the new box, which is dubbed the DPS 1000 and which is being manufactured by Korean consumer electronics brand, Digital Streams, will be available in retail in the UK and will provide access to a range of Internet-delivered video...

News Round-Up (X): TiVo, Samsung, TV Genius, STV, Amino, HBO, Verizon FiOS TV

--TiVo, Samsung in Deal to Develop Advanced HD DVR
--TV Genius Selected by Scottish Broadcaster STV, Collaborates with Amino at IBC
--Cinemax "TV Everywhere" Service Now Available to Verizon FiOS TV Customers
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. 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,...

News Round-Up (II): BBC iPlayer, LG Electronics, Plex, Miniweb

--BBC Launches New Version of the iPlayer, Says iPlayer Is Coming to More TV Devices
--LG Electronics in Connected-TV Deal with Media Center Software Company, Plex
--Miniweb Enables Broadband Video on Freeview and Freesat HD Devices
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. 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...

ADB Teams with Top Up TV to Offer Sky Sports 1 and 2, ESPN on its i-CAN Easy HD DVB-T2 Set-Top

--Box also Supports BBC iPlayer
Geneva-based set-top box/digital TV technology provider, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) , on Monday announced a deal with Top Up TV , a company that operates a pay-TV service that supplements the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview. According to the company, the deal will allow users of its i-CAN Easy HD DVB-T2 set-top box (note: i-CAN is a retail brand of ADB) to access Premier League soccer and other sports coverage through Sky Sports 1...

ADB to Power MHP-Based HD Interactive TV for Indonesian Pay-TV Operator, First Media

Geneva-based set-top box/digital TV technology provider, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) , said Tuesday that Indonesian pay-TV operator, First Media , will use its products and solutions to deploy what it bills as Indonesia's first HD pay-TV service. The deal is ADB's first in the Indonesian market. According to the company, its technologies will enable First Media customers to access a range of advanced services, including interactive TV and VOD, in addition to HDTV.
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News Round-Up (I): 3view, MaxLinear, Hulu (ASq), AT&T U-verse TV

--3view, MaxLinear Launch Hybrid IPTV/DVB-T2 HD DVR for the UK Market
--Multiple Web Video Sites to Launch Hulu-Developed Choose-Your-Own-Ad Format, ASq
--AT&T's New U-verse Mobile App Lets Customers Download Shows to iPhone
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 few 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 apologize...

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