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Round-Up (VII)

--Showtime Said to Be Developing TV Everywhere-Type Service
--Sigma Launches Version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, Featuring EBIF Support
--Speed's New Broadband Video Channel to Be Available to Pay-TV Subs via Authentication
--VividLogic Announces Commercially Available tru2way Solution, Integrated with CableLabs' OCAP RI
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. CBS-owned Showtime is developing an authentication-based "TV Everywhere"-type broadband video service for its subscribers, according to a report by Bloomberg. IP service fulfillment solutions specialist, Sigma Systems , has announced version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, which it says offers EBIF support and several other new...

News Round-Up (IV)

--Disney/ABC Releases New Version of the ABC Player App for iPad
--Edgeware, Teleste Partner on VOD Solution
--Ensequence Tapped by Showtime to Bring EBIF-Based Interactive TV to its Sports Programming
--Ensequence-Commissioned Survey Shows Consumer Interest in Interactive TV
--ETSI Publishes New Version of MHEG ITV Middleware Standard Incorporating Interaction Channel
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are 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. Disney/ABC Television Group has announced the release of a new version of its ABC Player app for the Apple iPad , following the release of the 3G version...

News Round-Up (VII)

--Mixed Signals' Sentry Now Supports Monitoring of EBIF-Based Interactive TV Apps
--Motorola to Unveil New Medios Multiscreen Service Management Software, New M3 VOD Servers
--Mozaik Launches Interactive Video App for Apple iPad
--NBA Digital Expands NBA Game Time to TV via Deals with Roku, Vizio
--NDS Secures Wins with Sky Deutschland, Kabel Deutschland, R, Hathway
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are 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. Digital content monitoring solutions specialist, Mixed Signals , has announced the addition of new capabilities to its Sentry product which it says will enable it to monitor interactive...

News Round-Up: Broadband TV and OTT

--"Interactive Episodes" of "Doctor Who" Reviewed (Video)
--Hulu to Begin Testing Subscription-Based Service Next Month
--NCAA in 14-Year, $10.8 Billion "March Madness" Deal
--Revision3 Launches Interactive TV Cooking Show
--Roku Begins Offering NBA Game Time
--Vudu Offering "Avatar" with Extras, 28 Days before Netflix
--YouTube Quietly Expands its Movie Rental Line-Up
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. Here is a round-up of interactive TV-related news pertaining primarily to the broadband TV/OTT space : Earlier this month (see the article published on...

CBSSports.com to Offer Social TV-Enabled Live Video Coverage of NFL Draft

CBS Sports contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know about its plans to provide social TV-enabled broadband video coverage of Thursday's 2010 NFL Draft. According to the company, the centerpiece of its coverage will be "Inside the Draft Live," a show that will air live on CBSSports.com and that will also be simulcast on the CBS College Sports Network. Produced by CBSSports.com, the show will provide coverage of the first, second and third rounds of...

Turner Sports Trumpets Success of its Multiplatform Coverage of NBA Regular Season

Turner Sports last week released viewership/usage statistics for its multiplatform coverage of the 2009-10 NBA regular season. According to the company (which jointly manages NBA Digital and the latter's line-up of broadband video and mobile offerings with the NBA): NBA.com has streamed a record 1 billion videos worldwide since the end of last season, representing a 65% increase in video views for the site. NBA.com also averaged a record of over 52 million global monthly...

Univision Launches Soccer App for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch

--iPad Version to Launch Before 2010 World Cup
Univision Interactive Media , the digital division of US Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, announced Wednesday that it has launched a free, video-enabled soccer application, called Univision Futbol, in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was developed in partnership with July Systems, is currently available for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, and a version that has been optimized for the new Apple iPad will be available in time for the upcoming...

News Round-Up

--Germany's 7P Developing Interactive TV Widgets for Yahoo! Widget Engine
--Accenture Launches OTT TV Solution
--Amino in IPTV Set-Top Deal with CDE Lightband
--Brightcove Releases Version 4.1 of its Platform
--bwin Launches Social TV System
--Edgeware Appoints New CMO, EVP of Sales
--Fox Networks Names Julie Simon SVP of Advanced Services
--New IneoQuest Social TV Service Will Also Gather Feedback on Pay-TV QoS
--iStreamPlanet Integrates Silverlight Rough Cut Editor into its Video Workflow Automation Platform
--China's JENA to Integrate Qtv's Internet Media Player into its Connected TV's, STB's
--Netflix on Wii Now Available to All US Consumers
--Nordija Partners with
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cologne-based Seven Principles (7P) has announced that it is developing interactive TV widgets as a development partner of Yahoo! Connected TV . The company says that it will launch a phone book widget later this quarter, which it says "allows a search by name and place as well as a reverse search using the phone...

RCN Launches Interactivation's Mag Rack and Concert TV services on its Free VOD Platform

--Tigers On Demand Returns to Comcast's Free VOD Line-Up
Competitive broadband services provider, RCN , said last week that it has added the Mag Rack and Concert TV programming services to its free VOD platform.

The services, which are currently available in around 30 million homes, are owned by a New York City-based company called Interactivation , which was formed in 2008 when Rainbow Media Holdings sold its Mag Rack properties to media and technology entrepreneurs, Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge...

Boxee Launches New Version of its MLB.TV Application

--App Eschews "Avant-Garde Stylings" in Favor of a "Traditional Scoreboard Look"
In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, over-the-top-TV specialist, Boxee , announced the launch of a new version of the app it offers for subscribers to Major League Baseball's MLB.TV and MLB.TV Premium services (note: the original version of the app--the result of a partnership between Boxee and MLB--launched last June: see the article published on itvt.com, June 24th ).

According to Boxee's blog post (authored by its VP of marketing,...

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