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Interactive TV News Roundup

-- DirecTV Shoots 3D Series on Women Surfers -- GetGlue Reaches 1 Million Users Milestone -- Miso Upgrades Social TV App for iPhone -- Hillcrest Raises $5.5M for Motion-Control Technology -- Synacor Teams with Akamai on TV Everywhere Demo
DirecTV is banking on 3D video of women surfers to help differentiate its programming lineup from pay TV rivals. The DBS provider signed Union Square Agency to produce a 3D TV series that will take viewers behind the scenes of the professional female surfing circuit. "Gone Until December" is scheduled to debut this summer on n3D, DirecTV's 24-hour 3D network. More After hitting the milestone of 1 million users, social-TV check-in service GetGlue is comparing...

Ooyala Launches iPhone App for Publishing Video, Brightcove Drops Limelight for Akamai

Online video platform provider, Ooyala , on Wednesday unveiled an iPhone app called OoyalaDirect that it bills as making it easy for video publishers who use its service to record and publish high-quality videos directly from their smartphones.

According to the company, the new app--which Ooyala publishers can download and install directly from the iPhone App store--allows multi-user access in order to make publishing faster and less centralized. A news reporter on...

NBC Sports Taps Microsoft Silverlight, iStreamPlanet, Akamai, Inlet to Stream Wimbledon Live

--Service Will Leverage Microsoft's Smooth Streaming Adaptive Bit Rate Technology
Webcasting specialist, iStreamPlanet , said Monday that it has been tapped by Microsoft to help deliver live streaming and on-demand coverage of the Wimbledon Championships for NBC Sports' Wimbledon Live service on NBCSports.com . According to the company, it will manage the encoding of live coverage of the tennis championship, as well as design and deploy a custom Microsoft Silverlight-based "media experience" that will leverage Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS) Smooth Streaming adaptive bit...

Adobe Says Multiple Companies Supporting its New Framework for Building Media Players

Adobe announced Wednesday that over 20 companies are "embracing" its recently announced open framework for building media players (note: for more on the new framework, see the article posted on itvt.com April 21st ). The company bills the framework, code-named "Strobe," as helping establish an open industry standard for media players and as offering production-ready software components to streamline the development of custom media players, thus reducing the time content publishers spend creating their own...

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