BBC iPlayer

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- BBC iPlayer Sets New Traffic Record -- Huawei, Pace, Vestel to Build YouView Devices -- Zeitera Helps Broadcasters Synchronize Video with Apps for Mobile Devices -- Cablevision Launches Optimum Link PC-to-TV Media Relay Service -- Accenture Shops "Over-the-Top TV" Solution
BBC iPlayer received 160 million requests for TV and radio programs in March, up from 148 million in February. It saw its highest levels for live streaming to date, with live streaming comprising 15 percent of requests. More British IPTV platform YouView released its final technology specification, and said that any manufacturer will be able to use the spec to develop connected TV devices. YouView, whose backers include BBC , ITV , Channel 4 and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC iPlayer, Clikthrough, Coincident TV

--BBC Releases iPlayer Stats for February
--Clikthrough in Interactive Video Commerce Deal with Ann Taylor LOFT
--Coincident TV Powers Interactive Video Feature for Travelocity's IgoUgo.com
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Arris, BackChannelMedia (BCM), BBC iPlayer, Bravo

--Arris Uses Digeo's Moxi Technology for New "Whole Home Solution"
--BackChannelMedia Rebrands as BCM
--BBC iPlayer Now Offers Links to Third-Party VOD Content
--Bravo Promotes High-Profile Interactive TV Industry Figure, Lisa Hsia
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Arris has used technology from Moxi , the multi-room DVR platform it acquired via its acquisition of Digeo back on 2009, as well as the Moxi box's Emmy-winning "crosshairs" interface, for a new " Whole Home Solution " which it says will initially be offered by former Digeo customer, Oregon-based MSO BendBroadband...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accedo Broadband, ADB, AdaptiveBlue (GetGlue), Amino, AT&T, Avail-TVN, Ball State University (OEDN), BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

News Round-Up (II): ANT, BBC iPlayer, NetRange MMH, BBC Red Button, BlackArrow, NDS

--ANT Galio Supports BBC iPlayer, NetRange MMH Portal Services
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through September 24th
--BlackArrow, NDS Preview DVR Ad Substitution at IBC
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days 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 covered in this issue,...

News Round-Up (II): BBC iPlayer, LG Electronics, Plex, Miniweb

--BBC Launches New Version of the iPlayer, Says iPlayer Is Coming to More TV Devices
--LG Electronics in Connected-TV Deal with Media Center Software Company, Plex
--Miniweb Enables Broadband Video on Freeview and Freesat HD Devices
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days 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...

News Round-Up (II): BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BT, Disney-ABC

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through September 10th
--BBC Director-General Thompson Floats Plans for International Expansion of BBC iPlayer
--BT, Disney in Deal to Launch New ABC-Branded VOD Service on BT Vision
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through September 10th. In his MacTaggart Lecture at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival last week, BBC director-general, Mark Thompson , revealed that the...

HDTV BBC iPlayer Programming Launches on Virgin Media's VOD Platform

UK cable operator, Virgin Media, has begun offering the recently launched HDTV version of the BBC's BBC iPlayer catch-up TV service (note: for more on the HD BBCi Player, see the article posted on itvt.com April 16th) on its VOD platform to the approximately 520,000 Virgin customers equipped with the company's V+ HD set-top box. HD programming currently available through the service includes "Robin Hood," "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" and "Later...with Jools Holland"; HD...

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