News Round-Up (I): ABC (Australia), Sony, ADB, Alcatel-Lucent

--ABC iView Launches on Sony Bravia
--ADB Secures Hybrid TV Deployments in Slovakia, Poland
--Alcatel-Lucent's MiViewTV Interactive TV Platform Selected by Spain's TeleCable
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while 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 Round-Up (I): ABC News, Starz, AllVid, Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, BBC Red Button

--ABC News, Starz Release iPad Applications
--Multiple Companies and Organizations Submit Comments to FCC's AllVid Inquiry
--Alcatel-Lucent Launches Compact Microsoft Mediaroom-Based IPTV Solution for Smaller Operators
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 30th
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. ABC News has announced the release of a new application for the Apple iPad . "The new application takes full advantage of the form and functionality...

CableLabs Trumpets Success of Advanced Advertising Interop Event

--Event Sought to Prove Interoperability of SCTE-130 Interfaces, Develop Profiles for SCTE-130 and SaFI
US cable-industry research, development and standardization body, CableLabs , is trumpeting the success of an Advanced Advertising Interop event it held, June 14th-18th, to prove interoperability, based on the SCTE-130 standard, across a number of advertising interfaces. The weeklong event was organized in partnership with SCTE DVS/Working Group 5, the SCTE committee charged with working on advanced advertising, and with Canoe Ventures, the company tasked with implementing the US cable industry's plans for interactive and...

Alcatel-Lucent Unveils "Multimedia Solutions" for Three-Screen Video Delivery

At the IPTV World Forum in London, Tuesday, Alcatel-Lucent launched a set of "Multimedia Solutions" that it says will enable service providers to launch an array of new service offerings and will enable consumers to access those services "wherever they are, on any screen." The company bills the solutions, which it says are commercially available today, as unifying the delivery of video, TV and multimedia content to any connected device, including TV's, PC's and mobile...

Alcatel-Lucent's Stuart Waite and Mark Janes Discuss the Company's Interactive TV Strategy

--New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on Selling Interactive TV Advertising
[itvt] has just published an in-depth interview with Stuart Waite , head of interactive media at Alcatel-Lucent , and Mark Janes , the director of business development and marketing for the company's Digital Media and Advertising Product division. The two executives provide an in-depth update on Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the interactive TV space, covering such topics as the company's new deals with TeleColumbus and du; its various product offerings, including its Interactive Media Manager and...

Alcatel-Lucent's Interactive Media Manager Now Supporting EBIF and tru2way

--Move Shows Longtime Telco-Industry Vendor's Intent to Target US Cable Market
--Round-Up of Recent Interactive TV-Related News from Alcatel-Lucent
At the NCTA Cable Show in Washington, DC last week, Franco-American telecommunications equipment giant, Alcatel-Lucent, signaled its intent to target the US cable market by announcing that its 5930 Interactive Media Manager (IMM) now supports both EBIF and tru2way. Alcatel-Lucent bills the IMM as a "write-once-deploy-many" solution that enables content providers to easily and affordably design, create and manage interactive TV applications and advertisements for multiple platforms, including mobiles and PC's, as well as IPTV...