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Cox Upgrades its VOD Service's On-Screen Interface

--Comcast Launches TV- and PC-Based Caller ID in San Francisco Bay Area
Cable MSO, Cox Communications , announced last week that it has upgraded the on-screen interface for its VOD service in Rhode Island and Connecticut, in order to provide "faster and simpler" navigation. The update, which is free-of-charge, is available immediately to digital customers in those states, the company says. "Cox's goal is to provide customers with an attractive, fast and intuitive on-demand experience," Doreen Studley, VP of marketing for Cox New England, said in a...

Foxtel Taps NDS to Measure Viewer Behavior across Linear TV, DVR, VOD and Interactive TV

--Deployment Sees NDS's NDS Dynamic Integrated with TNS Media Research's RaPiDView
Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , announced Tuesday that Australian pay-TV operator, Foxtel (which employs OpenTV middleware alongside various interactive technologies from NDS), has chosen its NDS Dynamic Audience Measurement System, integrated with TNS Media Research's RaPiDView audience measurement service, to track and analyze audience behavior across its network and to enable the introduction of advanced advertising products. According to NDS, the NDS Dynamic Audience Measurement System (which is part of the...

The FeedRoom Integrates with TubeMogul to Facilitate Viral Distribution of Broadband Video

Live broadband video and rich media asset management solutions provider, The FeedRoom , said Tuesday that it has formed a partnership with Tubemogul , a company that provides an analytics and syndication service for broadband video. According to the company, the partnership sees its FeedRoom 4.0 Enterprise Video Platform integrating TubeMogul functionality, which it says will enable its customers to significantly increase their audience reach through the automated, viral distribution of their video content to...

Avail-TVN in Spanish-Language VOD Movies Deal with TuTv

Avail-TVN --the company formed last month from the merger of VOD distribution services provider, TVN Entertainment, and Avail Media, a provider of managed content-aggregation services for smaller IPTV operators ( see article published on itvt.com, July 15th )--said Tuesday that it has secured an industry-wide VOD services deal with existing customer, TuTv , a joint venture between Grupo Televisa and Univision Communications that provides Spanish-language programming to US cable and satellite customers. The deal covers...

Edgeware Powers nPVR, Catch-Up and VOD for T-Com Croatia's IPTV Service, Iskon.TV

Edgeware , a Stockholm-based provider of VOD server systems, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that Iskon Internet, a subsidiary of incumbent telco, T-Com Croatia , has deployed its Orbit-2X server platform to deliver advanced on-demand services--including network PVR, catch-up/startover for live TV, and VOD--on its Iskon.TV IPTV service. According to Edgeware, the Orbit-2X server platform enables Iskon's nPVR service to allow subscribers to record up to 10 hours of live TV in the...

Other Headlines

--iPhone Augmented Reality App Launches in App Store
--Arqiva Appoints VOD CEO and Secures Content Deals
--New Magma, Channels.com Services Aim to Facilitate Broadband Video Viewing
--YouTube Expands Revenue Sharing Program
The [itvt] editorial team is traveling to the UK this week, and because we are quite pressed for time we are combining a number of today's news items into this round-up article. We also anticipate some interruption of our regular news publishing schedule over the next few days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: A French company called Presselite is offering " Metro Paris Subway ,"...

Hulu's UK Launch Pushed Back to Early 2010, Due to Slow Negotiations with UK Broadcasters

--Said to Be Closest to Deal with ITV
According to a report Monday in the UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, Hulu , the free, ad-supported broadband video venture co-owned by The Walt Disney Company (ABC), NBC Universal and News Corp. (Fox), will not launch in the UK until early next year. It had previously been expected to roll out the UK version of its service next month. According to the newspaper, the company, which is seeking to land programming agreements with major UK...

AT&T Rolls Out Interactive TV and VOD Services for Football Season

--Services Include Fantasy Football App, On-Demand College Football Content and Sports Movies
US incumbent telco, AT&T , on Monday announced the roll-out on its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered U-verse TV IPTV platform of various interactive and on-demand products for the upcoming football season. According to the company, a new " College Football Extras " VOD category will provide "free, unique" content from top college football programs, including those of Georgia Tech, the University of Connecticut, the University of Kansas, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas, and...

ADB Integrates Civolution's Watermarking Technology to Protect VOD Content

Geneva-based set-top box company, Advanced Digital Broadcast (note: the company, generally referred to as ADB, is the corporate stablemate of interactive TV software and services specialists, Vidiom Systems and Osmosys), announced Monday that it has integrated Civolution's VTrack watermarking technology into its digital set-top boxes, in order to provide operators with another means to protect content, in addition to their chosen conditional access solution. "The integration of VTrack in ADB's set-top boxes shows VTrack's flexibility...

Magnify.net Brings its Broadband Video Channels to the Living-Room TV via New Boxee App

--Boxee CEO, Avner Ronen, Casts Light on Company's Plans to Generate Revenue
Broadband video company, Magnify.net , has launched an application for the Boxee over-the-top-TV platform which it says will allow Boxee users to browse and view its over 60,000 broadband video channels on their home television sets. The company bills the new app as part of an ongoing strategy to provide cross-platform access to its video content, pointing out that 90% of Boxee's 600,000-strong installed base have apparently connected their computer to a flat-screen television. The...

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