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News Round-Up

--Major Broadcasters Form Mobile TV Content Joint Venture
--History Channel Using Foursquare to Promote New Show
--Intel Demo's PVR Concept
--ON24 Launches "Social Webcasting" Platform
--Softel Working to Streamline Closed Caption Workflow on Avid Editing Systems
--Interactive Video Specialist, Veeple, Launches "VeepleTV"
--YuMe Announces Support for Microsoft Silverlight
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: 12 major US broadcasters-- Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, EW Scripps, Fox, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television, ION Television, Media General, Meredith Corp., NBC, Post-Newsweek Stations and Raycom Media -- have announced plans to form a standalone joint venture to develop a new national mobile content service. According to the broadcasters, the service will use existing...

MTS Allstream Launches Canada's First Whole-Home PVR Service

--Motorola Supplies du with IPTV Set-Tops Enabling Whole-Home PVR, Other Advanced Services
Manitoba Telecom Services-subsidiary, MTS Allstream , on Monday announced the launch of what it claims is Canada's first whole-home PVR service. According to the company, the service, which is offered on its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV platform, MTS Ultimate TV (available in Portage, La Prairie, Brandon and Winnipeg) for CAN$5:00 a month, allows users to record up to three programs at the same time and play back programs from any connected TV in the home, as...

Canal+'s Canal Overseas Arm Taps NDS to Deliver External PVR and Flash-Based EPG

Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , said Wednesday that Canal Overseas , the international arm of Canal+ Group, is using its technology to launch a PVR service on its satellite TV platform, together with a Flash-based EPG developed by NDS. The PVR service is enabled by a new version of NDS's MediaHighway interactive TV middleware that allows end-users to transform their set-top box into a PVR by adding an external hard drive...

Cablevision Launches Remote DVR Scheduling and Management Feature

New York-area MSO, Cablevision , announced last week that it has deployed a remote DVR scheduling and management feature across its entire service area, for customers who subscribe to both its DVR for iO TV and Optimum Online services. According to the company, the new feature, which is accessed via its Optimum.net consumer Web portal, allows customers to fully manage their home DVR's--including finding and recording shows and managing stored content--from any PC or Mac...

News Round-Up:

--Alcatel-Lucent Trumpets Work on Vodafone Portugal's Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service
--Amino IPTV Set-Top Boxes Selected by Tele2 Netherlands
--BBC Switch Revamps its Web Portal
--beActive Launches Multiplatform Thriller, Featuring Social and AR Elements
--Blockbuster in VOD Alliance with Suddenlink and Mediacom
--Epix Launches Initiative to Create Largest Online Movie Catalog
--Five, UEFA, Livestation Launch Europa League iPhone/iPod touch App
--HBO Launches "HBO Imagine" Interactive Video Experience
--Hillcrest Labs Launches New Products for OEM's
--Hulu Launches Social TV Apps for Facebook Users, "Continuous Play" Feature
--Inverto Supporting HbbTV
--IP Vision in Over-the
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time constraints, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Alcatel-Lucent is trumpeting its role in developing Vodafone Portugal's new Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, Vodafone Casa TV...

News Round-Up:

--Accedo Broadband Develops Interactive TV Game for A&E Television
--ADB in Set-Top Deals with Altibox, ITI Neovision
--Alticast Announces Deployments of its Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Television Solution
--ANT Launches Managed Service Offering for IPTV and Hybrid Environments
--AT&T Launches Broadband Video Web Site
--BBC's Huggers Reveals Plans to Open iPlayer to Third Parties
--Bluestreak's MachBlue Supports "New 3D Flash User Experiences," Is Integrated into Mitsubishi TV's
--Brightcove Expands Partner Program
--Cisco's IPTV Technologies to Be Deployed by Virgin Media
--Clearleap's Platform Deployed by Bresnan
--Concurrent Announces "International Extension" of its "
Because of the large volume of news generated by the ongoing IBC show in Amsterdam, and because the [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Accedo Broadband --a Stockholm-based provider...

OpenTV to Demo External PVR Storage Solution at IBC

Interactive TV and advanced advertising technology provider, OpenTV , said Wednesday that it will showcase a new, external PVR storage solution in collaboration with Seagate Technology in its booth (Hall 1, Stand C81) at the IBC show in Amsterdam later this week. According to the company, the solution, which is powered by the latest release of its Core2 middleware, combines OpenTV PVR technology with Seagate's Showcase storage expander, which OpenTV recommends as a "preferred" external...

MHP/tru2way Specialist, Alticast Reveals its Exhibit Plans for IBC

Korean MHP, tru2way and Blu-ray specialist, Alticast , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know about its exhibit plans (Hall 1, Booth 1.C35) for the IBC show in Amsterdam later this week. Among other things, the company plans to unveil what it bills as "the world's first single-middleware, dual-interactive commercialized hybrid receiver," which is powered by its Alticaptor middleware. According to the company, such hybrid receivers "represent the future of broadcasting," enabling viewers to enjoy...

Viasat Selects Pace's TDS855NV Hybrid HD PVR

--Box Features Middleware, CA, PVR and Progressive Download Technology from NDS
UK-based set-top box manufacturer, Pace , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that its long-term customer, Scandinavian/Baltic free and pay-TV operator, Viasat Broadcasting , has selected its TDS855NV hybrid HD PVR. According to the company, the box's hybrid functionality will provide end-users with access to a broader range of programming and services, allowing them to receive content in a variety of different ways and giving them increased control over their TV experience. Pace provided...

Interactive TV Technology Provider, OpenTV, Announces Plans for IBC 2009

--Demos to Include "Smart" Search and PVR, Social Network Integration, OTT Video Functionality
Interactive TV and advanced advertising technology provider, OpenTV , announced Wednesday the line-up of products and features that it will be demo'ing in its booth (Hall 1, Stand C81) at next month's IBC show in Amsterdam. "There is a fundamental shift in the way people are watching television: now more than ever it is at the center of the home entertainment experience, an extension to the lives of people who watch it," OpenTV CEO, Ben...

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