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Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Vudu OTT Service Now Available on Boxee
--Swisscom Launches Two Mobile TV Apps
--Verimatrix Secures Hong Kong VOD Service
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue. Boxee said Wednesday that it has now launched the Walmart-owned Vudu OTT service (though not yet Netflix's service, which the company promises will launch later this month) on the Boxee Box. "Vudu on the Boxee Box means: access to the largest selection of HD movies on-demand, new releases (same day as DVD), thousands of movies available for...

New iTV Doctor Column on Using QR Codes to Enable Interactive TV on Companion Devices

[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! "

This edition sees Clovis Najm , CEO of Mobio Identity Systems , discussing how his company's QR code-based platform can be used to enable interactive TV via companion devices.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): LG Electronics, MGt, Microsoft

--LG Electronics Launches New Range of Connected-TV Products
--MGt Launches PayWizard Micropayment Solution for STB's, Connected TV's, Mobiles and PC's
--Ballmer: Microsoft to Offer Kinect-Controlled Netflix, Hulu Plus on Xbox Live
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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...

Announcing Speakers and Panelists for TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present a partial list of speakers and panelists for TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, New York City), our new event devoted to the new national interactive TV platform and the rise of the ITV economy. Please be aware that we are currently finalizing the participation of a number of other speakers and panelists, and that we will be announcing these shortly, together with the schedule of sessions for the event. Rob...

TVOT NYC Intensive Early-Bird Registration Closes This Thursday

Early-Bird registration for [itvt]'s TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010 at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City) ends at midnight this Thursday, September 30th.

Early-Bird registration allows you to attend TVOT NYC Intensive for just $675 , representing a savings of $200 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).

To take advantage of this discounted pricing,...

News Round-Up (I): Amino, MeeGo, bmcoforum, Bravo

--Amino Demo's Custom Hybrid-TV UI, Based on MeeGo Open Source Operating System
--bmcoforum Seeks to Enable "Seamless Consumption" of TV on TV Sets, Mobiles and PC's
--Bravo Organizing Social TV Event for "Top Chef" Finale
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 few more 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 (III): Fox Mobile, Google TV, Harmonic, Yes

--Fox Mobile Launches Android Version of its Bitbop Mobile VOD Service
--Report: Google TV Launch Pushed Back Two Weeks to October 17th
--Harmonic Powers OTT VOD Service for Israeli Satellite-TV Operator, Yes
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 few more 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 (V): NBC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oxygen

--NBC Promotes New Show via Interactive "Virtual Call Center" App
--Nokia Siemens Networks Launches Multiscreen TV Client
--Oxygen Enhances its OxygenLive Social TV Service
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 few more 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,...

Justin.tv Launches Live Broadcasting App for Android Smartphones

In a posting on its corporate blog Wednesday, Justin.tv , a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video," announced that it has launched a live broadcasting app for the Android platform (note: the company previously launched an iPhone app that allows users to receive broadcasts from its service; it plans to roll out a live broadcasting app for the iPhone in...

mms Powering SMS-Driven Interactive TV for Univision

Interactive mobile marketing company, mobile messaging solutions ( mms ), said Tuesday that it has been working with Univision Interactive Media , the digital division of Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision (which claims to be the largest Spanish-language media company in the US), to power a range of premium mobile-based interactive TV services--including voting, sweepstakes, polling and trivia--for such high-profile shows as "Sabado Gigante," "Despierta America," and "Escandalo TV." The company says that it will continue to...

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