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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): TalkTalk, YouView, BBC Trust, UKTV, Television X

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): ODG (SeaChange), Shazam, Old Navy, Sky, BBC Trust

--SeaChange's On Demand Group Teams with Inview Technology to Bring VOD to Connected TV's
--Shazam's Tagging Technology Adds Interactivity to Old Navy's Spring Advertising Campaign
--Sky Criticizes Provisional Conclusions of BBC Trust's Review of BBC VOD Syndication Policy
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. SeaChange International's VOD content-aggregator subsidiary, On Demand Group , has announced a partnership with Inview Technology which it says will see it launching transactional and subscription VOD on millions of connected-TV sets equipped with Inview's NEELiX platform in major European markets, starting with Italy in the second quarter. "Inview's revolutionary NEELiX platform...

BBC Trust Releases Provisional Conclusions of Review of Syndication Policy for VOD Programming

--Programs Should Be Syndicated "Only...Through the BBC iPlayer," Requests for Bespoke Versions of the iPlayer "Should Generally Be Refused"
BBC governing body, the BBC Trust , has released provisional conclusions from a review it is conducting of the corporation's syndication policy for on-demand programs. It is now seeking feedback on those provisional conclusions via a four-week public consultation that kicked off Wednesday. The Trust describes the provisional conclusions as follows:
"1) BBC on-demand content should only be syndicated to other operators through the BBC iPlayer. This means that, for example, a satellite TV...

BBC Trust Publishes Conclusions of its iPlayer Review, Begins Consultation on New Syndication Policy

--New Policy Would Ban iPlayer Self-Builds, Ensure iPlayer Branding on Third-Party VOD Platforms
--BBC Closes Red Button Blog, Launches New Comedy Site
The BBC's governing body, the BBC Trust , on Tuesday published the conclusions of its review of the BBC's on-demand services, including the BBC iPlayer (note: the BBC is expected to announce the addition of a number of social features to the iPlayer today). It also announced an eight-week consultation on changes that the BBC Executive has proposed to the corporation's online programming syndication policy. The proposed changes would mean that BBC programs could not...