BBC Red Button

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ACTV8, Mark Burnett, BBC Red Button, BeeTV

--ACTV8 in Social-TV Partnership with Mark Burnett
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through January 8th
--Social-TV Company, BeeTV, Shuts Down
Because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, 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,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC Red Button, Channel 4's 4oD, Civolution

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through September 12th
--October 7th Transponder Closure to Result in Reductions in BBC Red Button Service
--Channel 4 Relaunches 4oD Catch-Up Service with New Personalization Features
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. 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. The BBC has...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, Coca-Cola, YouTube

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through August 29th
--BBC Worldwide Launches International Version of iPlayer in Western Europe
--Coca-Cola Germany Launches Interactive YouTube Video to Promote Sprite Zero
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on our second annual TVOT NYC Intensive event--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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC Red Button, Freesat, BeeSmart, Comcast

--Freesat Viewers Get Fuller Version of BBC Red Button Interactive TV Service
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through February 11th
--Interactive TV Technology Provider, BeeSmart, Trumpets 300% Year-over-Year Growth
--Comcast Launches "Missing Kids On Demand"
Because the [itvt] editorial team was busy last week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. 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 yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC Red Button, CableLabs, Cablevision, Comcast

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through January 28th
--CableLabs and Cable Europe Labs Agree to Expand their Collaboration
--Cablevision's "Optimum Value" Campaign Highlights Interactive TV Shopping and Advertising Services
--Comcast Launches VOD Offering Commemorating Kennedy Presidency
Here is the first of two round-ups of some other interactive TV-related news stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available on its red-button interactive TV service through January 28th. CableLabs and Cable Europe Labs have signed an MOU that calls for them to foster a closer and more extensive working relationship. The MOU establishes a one-year trial program which the two...

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 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...

BBC Red Button Team Announces Open Source Release of its MHEG+ Interactive TV Toolkit

--MHEG+ Programming Language Powers BBC's ITV Services on Freeview and Freesat
In a posting on its Internet blog, Monday, by Mark Hatton, a senior software engineer from the BBC's TV Platforms Group , the BBC Red Button team announced the open source release of its MHEG+ toolkit under the Apache 2.0 license.

According to the BBC, MHEG+ is both a programming language and a suite of tools that was developed in-house by the corporation itself for building interactive TV services on the UK's...

BBC Unveils its Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule for Next Two Weeks

--BBC Round-Up: Freesat iPlayer to Beta-Launch December 7th, Canvas Delays, No iPlayer on Xbox
The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service for the next two weeks and beyond: From 9:55PM, December 11th through December 26th, digital viewers will be able to press red to access a weekly updated selection of videos designed to supplement the BBC Two three-part Christmas special, " Victorian Farm ." According to the corporation, the videos showcase, among other things, "the secrets of traditional...

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