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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,...

CBS Announces Programming Schedule for its Live, Online Coverage of Masters Golf Tournament

--Masters Live Service to Offer 50% More Video than Last Year, New "Featured Group" Channel
--MLB.TV and MLB.TV Premium Return
CBS contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that its CBS Sports arm and professional golf's Masters Tournament are once again teaming to offer live, online video coverage of the Masters Tournament from the Augusta National Golf Club, and that the coverage will include new features this year.

Dubbed Masters Live and available for free at CBSSports.com and Masters.com, the service will be available for all four days of the tournament...

Verizon FiOS TV Launches Interactive TV Widget for Baseball Fans

--Widget Offers Extra Features for MLB Extra Innings Subscribers
In a posting on a corporate blog, Wednesday, Verizon FiOS TV announced the launch of a free interactive TV widget for baseball fans. The widget, which became available this week, provides viewers with access to headline news, scores, league standings and player updates.

In addition, the new widget allows FiOS TV customers who subscribe to the $189 MLB Extra Innings premium programming package (offers up to 80 out-of-market regular-season baseball games each...

MLB.TV to Be Available on Apple's New iPad, Other Portable Devices

MLB.com , the digital arm of Major League Baseball , announced Wednesday that, starting with the 2010 season, its subscription-based, live streaming-enabled broadband video service, MLB.TV, will for the first time offer portability. According to the company, subscribers to the service will be able to access a complete season of 2,430 games on a range of portable interactive platforms, including the new Apple iPad and the MLB.com At Bat 2010 app for iPhone/iPod touch. The...

New Interview with Ensequence President and CEO, Peter Low

--Plus New Blog Posts from ActiveVideo's Edgar Villalpando, RCDb's Herve Utheza
[itvt] has just published an interview with Peter Low , president and CEO of interactive TV authoring solutions provider, Ensequence . Low, whose appointment as CEO was announced in September, discusses his new role at Ensequence, outlines the strategic trajectory of the company's flagship iTVManager platform, provides statistics and other information on the company's various deployments around the world, explains how the company is responding to the emergence of connected TV, and shares his thoughts...

Major League Baseball, Turner Sports, Fox Team on Interactive Video Service for Baseball Postseason

--Subscription-Based "Postseason.TV" Will Let Fans Choose Between 10 Live Cameras
Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced Tuesday that Postseason.TV , a live interactive broadband video service delivered by its MLB.com division, in partnership with Turner Sports and Fox Sports (i.e. the two broadcasters that hold the US national TV rights to the Major League Baseball postseason), will launch today (Wednesday), when the Division Series begins airing on TBS. According to the partners, the subscription-based service--which will charge a one-time fee of $9.95 and which will...

MLB iPhone Application Now Streaming All Regular-Season Games Live to MLB.TV Subscribers

Major League Baseball (MLB) announced Wednesday that its MLB.com At Bat 2009 iPhone/iPod touch application is adding more live video and will stream every regular-season MLB game for subscribers of its MLB.TV service, effective immediately. According to MLB, the application, which is priced at $9.99 and which it says will also offer complete live coverage of the baseball postseason, is the top-selling sports app in the Apple App Store. The app delivers live video of...

Comcast's Red Sox On Demand Generates 100,000 Views in its First Month

--Is MSO's Most Popular Category of Locally Produced VOD Programming in New England
Comcast announced Thursday that Red Sox On Demand , the video-on-demand service which it launched June 17th in partnership with Major League Baseball team, the Boston Red Sox ( see article published on itvt.com, June 18th ), has already generated 100,000 views, making its programming the number-one category of locally produced VOD programming on the MSO's New England networks. The free service, which is available exclusively to Comcast cable subscribers in New England, offers team...

Comcast Teams with Boston Red Sox to Launch VOD Service

The US's largest cable MSO, Comcast , and Major League Baseball team, the Boston Red Sox , launched a new video-on-demand service Wednesday. Dubbed Red Sox On Demand, the service, which is available exclusively to Comcast cable subscribers in New England (it is located in the "Get Local" category of Comcast's VOD system), offers team news, via episodes of the show, "Red Sox Report" (which are available in both English and Spanish); as well as...