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Citing Higher Viewer Engagement on Android, MobiTV Announces Expansion to More Android Devices

--Company Says Android Users Watch 23% More Minutes per User than Users on Other Mobile OS's
Mobile TV specialist, MobiTV , which recently announced that the iPhone version of its live TV and VOD service has surpassed a million downloads since its launch in April (note: the company claims to have around 10 million subscribers), said Tuesday that it is expanding its service to more Android-based smartphones. The service is currently available on the Android-based Sprint EVO and HTC Hero devices, as well as on the AT&T Motorola Backflip: MobiTV says...

News Round-Up (V): Rentrak-Turner, Revision3, Robyn's Interactive Video

--Rentrak Extends VOD Measurement Agreement with Turner Broadcasting
--Revision3 Launches iPhone App, User Profiles
--Robyn Releases Twitter-Powered 3D Interactive Video
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 apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). Multiscreen media measurement and research company, Rentrak , has announced the renewal of its longstanding agreement with Turner Broadcasting System for its VOD measurement service, OnDemand Essentials. "Last year, Turner Broadcasting and Cox...

News Round-Up (VIII): Softel, Sonic-Boxee-Sears, theChanner, thePlatform, TiVo-FrameChannel

--Softel Announces IBC 2010 Line-Up
--Sonic Solutions in OTT Deals with Boxee and Sears
--theChanner Launches iPhone and Android App for Live, Social, Mobile TV
--thePlatform Enables Video Publishing to Broad Range of OTT Services and Devices
--TiVo's New FrameChannel App...
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 (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...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Pace to Incorporate WiFi into Set-Tops
--Red Bee Powering Web-Based iPhone Simulcast Streaming App for ITV
--Roku Launches Six More Channels on its OTT Platform
--SeaChange Expands Board of Directors in Compromise Deal with Investor
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. UK-based set-top box company, Pace , has announced that it has joined the WiFi Alliance and that it will incorporate WiFi technology into certain...

Philo, a New Social TV Service Featuring Interactive Games, Launches on iPhone and Web

--Google Ventures Invests in Bazaar Labs' Miso Social TV Service
A Los Angeles-based start-up called Philo (in honor of Philo T. Farnsworth, one of the inventors of television) officially launched its flagship social TV service Wednesday. The company bills the service, which is offered via a free iPhone app (note: a Web version is also available at http://www.playphilo.com , and the company says that Android and BlackBerry versions will be available shortly), as "combin[ing] television with the power of social media to create a real-time,...

bee.tv Launches iPhone App Showcasing its "Next-Generation" Programming Recommendations Tech

--Users of the Free App Will Also Gain Access to bee.tv's Private Beta of its New Online Service
bee.tv , a Milan-based provider of programming recommendations technology for TV, Web and mobile, has announced the availability of a free iPhone app in the Apple iTunes App Store. According to the company, the new app enables users to receive personalized recommendations for content ranging from real-time broadcast programming to online and mobile TV shows and movies. It generates content recommendations using a proprietary technology that bee.tv says analyzes and matches individual tastes and preferences...

ITV to Offer Two-Screen Interactive TV Application, ITV Live, in Time for 2010 World Cup

--App's Social TV Elements Will Also Be Available through the Red Button
--Karaoke Channel Launches on Virgin Media's VOD Platform
UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , last week launched a two-screen interactive TV service, called " ITV Live ," that will reside on its ITV.com Web site.

According to ITV, the service--which will initially be offered in conjunction with the broadcaster's coverage of the upcoming soccer World Cup --will be customizable, allowing each viewer to "take their pick of which interactive tools they use to enhance their viewing experience." Features of...

Report: Apple Developing $99 Apple TV Based on iPhone 4 Architecture and OS

--Hulu Blocks New Version of Hillcrest Labs' Kylo TV Web Browser
--Boxee Seeking to Attract BBC iPlayer, Other UK Content Providers, to its Platform
--Wolfgang's Vault App Launches on Boxee
The blog Engadget reported last week that it had received a tip--which it said had been confirmed by "a source very close to Apple "--about the next generation of Apple TV , a platform whose current incarnation has been famously described by CEO Steve Jobs as a "hobby." According to the blog, the new version of Apple TV has been in development for some time now (i.e. before Google announced its new Android-based Google TV...

Brightcove and Mobile Roadie Integrate Technologies to Facilitate Development of Mobile Video Apps

--Miniweb Joins Brightcove's Partner Program
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that Mobile Roadie --a company which offers an app platform that it bills as enabling anyone to easily create and manage iPhone and Android apps, and which is a member of its Brightcove Alliance partner program--has built an integration with Brightcove in order to enable customers to build and manage mobile apps that are fully integrated with the Brightcove platform. This, the...

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