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Netflix Loses 800,000 Subscribers in Third Quarter

-- Streaming Video Provider to Expand into UK, Ireland in 2012
Netflix said Monday that it lost about 800,000 subscribers during the third quarter, and the online video provider warned that it expects more customers to cancel their subscriptions during the fourth quarter. It ended the quarter with 23.79 million subscribers, down from 24.59 million subscribers it reported at the end of the second quarter. The company blamed its subscriber losses on the subscription price hike it implemented on Sept. 1, and the resulting PR storm...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, Discovery, General Sentiment, Q Scores, Google TV

--DirecTV's Nomad Device Lets Customers Side-Load Content from their DVR's
--Discovery Names JB Perrette Chief Digital Officer
--General Sentiment and The Q Scores Company Launch "Social TV Audience Reaction Monitor" Service
--Final Version of Google TV Add-On for Android SDK Released
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. DirecTV has launched a device called the Nomad that allows customers to side-load recorded programming from their DVR to up to five mobile devices or PC's. Priced at $149 and built by Morega Systems, the device currently supports PC's, the iPhone and the iPod touch; future versions are slated to support...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Roku, HBO, Sling Media, TiVo

--Roku Launches $49.99 Streaming Player
--HBO's "TV Everywhere" Service, HBO Go, to Launch on Roku
--Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer for Android Tablets
--TiVo Announces Availability of its $500 Premiere Elite DVR
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. OTT TV specialist, Roku , has launched a $49.99 streaming player, called the Roku LT. "The Roku LT streams 720p high‐definition video and features built‐in wireless," the company states in its press materials. "It will be available from Roku.com, Amazon.com and in retail stores nationwide beginning in early November. The Roku...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, ESPN, Tennis Channel, Espial, Google TV, MeeGenius

--DirecTV Teams with ESPN and the Tennis Channel to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of the US Open
--Espial to Showcase its TV Browser at IBC 2011
--Google Offers "Preview" of Google TV Add-On for the Android SDK
--MeeGenius Launches Reading App for Google TV
Because the [itvt] editorial team was recently on the road for several weeks--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days 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 covered...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Rovi, Ford, NTT Plala, Trident Microsystems

--Ford Making Extensive Use of Rovi's Interactive TV Advertising Platform
--Rovi in EPG Patent-Licensing Deal with Japan's NTT Plala
--Trident Microsystems Launches Integrated 240Hz SoC for Android-Based Connected TV's
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days 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 covered...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Yahoo!, IntoNow, NDS, Pushbutton, Amazon.com

--Yahoo!'s IntoNow Launches Android App, Supports "Project Runway"
--NDS Names Dave Habiger CEO; Ex-CEO Abe Peled Becomes Executive Chairman
--Pushbutton Acquired by Amazon.com
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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 covered in this issue, please bear with us. IntoNow , the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Twentieth Century Fox, Cablevision, Verizon, Verismo, Verimatrix

--Twentieth Century Fox to Allow Blu-ray Customers to Transfer Movies to Android Smartphones
--USITC Rules in Cablevision's Favor on Four of the Five STB Patents at Stake in Dispute with Verizon
--OTT Specialist, Verismo Networks, Taps Verimatrix for Content Protection
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Twentieth Century Fox has struck a deal with Google that will enable consumers who purchase certain of its Blu-ray disc movies (starting in October with "X-Men: First Class") to download a digital file of the movie to their PC and then sideload it to their Android smartphone, the Financial Times reported...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Netflix, Neulion, Roku

--Netflix Now Supported on 22 Android Smartphones and Tablets
--Neulion Powering Broadband Video for Billie Jean King's World TeamTennis League
--Next Generation of Roku's OTT Set-Tops Features Support for Casual Gaming
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, Netflix announced that it has just added support for its service on "a large number" of Android devices. According to Netflix's Android Market page, its service is now supported on the following Android smartphones and tablets: Casio G'zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, ESPN, Hulu, Intel, Toshiba

--DirecTV, ESPN Offer Interactive TV Coverage of The Open Championship
--Hulu Plus Launches on Four More Android Smartphones
--Intel, Toshiba Collaborate on Interactive "Social Film" Featuring Hollywood Talent
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: DirecTV recently teamed with ESPN to offer interactive TV coverage of golf's Open Championship . Key features of "The Open Championship Experience," as the DirecTV-ESPN offering was branded, included: 1) A multiscreen "mix" channel that allowed viewers to watch, and switch between the audio of, three supplemental channels of coverage in...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Virgin Media, TiVo, Nestle, YouTube, Zazum

--Virgin Media Launches Android App for its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Virgin Media Launches "Harry Potter" App on its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Nestle's Wonka Brand Launches Interactive Video Channel on YouTube
--Start-Up Zazum Unveils Its Automatic Content Recognition-Based Tcommerce Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: UK cable operator, Virgin Media , has launched the Virgin Media TV Guide, a free Android app for its recently launched, TiVo-powered hybrid-TV service. The app allows customers to "browse the TV guide, see what's on over the next seven days and remotely set recordings from their mobile device," Virgin Media...

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