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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Sina Weibo, Samsung, Belgacom, Warner Bros., Time Warner Cable, Activision, Treyarch, Twitch, Twitter

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 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 couple of...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): Verizon FiOS TV, Viaplay, Accedo, Vidmind, Viggle, Vimond, Sony, Virgin Media, Watchwith, Gracenote, Wyplay, Belgacom

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City)--and because of the large volume of news being generated by the IBC--we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Jinni, Swisscom, Belgacom, Civolution, KIT digital, MTV Movie Awards, NDS, Astro, Teleclub, Classic Cable Networks, ADN, Arris

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Cisco, Inlet Technologies, Mubi, Belgacom, Softbank, PPTV

--Cisco to Enhance its New Videoscape Platform via Acquisition of Inlet Technologies
--Mubi in VOD Deal with Belgacom
--Softbank Acquires Stake in Chinese Broadband TV Service, PPTV
Here is the first of two round-ups of some recent interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Cisco has announced its intent to acquire privately held Inlet Technologies , a provider of adaptive bit rate (ABR) video streaming technology, for $95 million in cash and "retention-based incentives." According to Cisco, the acquisition will strengthen the capabilities of its recently launched (see the article published on itvt.com, January 6th) Videoscape platform. "Cisco...

Belgacom Credits Nokia Siemens Platform, Advanced Services for Success of its IPTV Offering

--Belgacom TV Saw 45% Year-Over-Year Subscriber Growth
Belgian incumbent telco, Belgacom, announced Thursday that its IPTV service, Belgacom TV, has added 250,000 new customers since January, 2008, representing an increase of 45% over 2007. The company--which claims that the service has captured a 30% share of Belgium's digital TV market in the four years since its launch--attributes its success to the end-to-end IPTV platform from Nokia Siemens Networks that powers it, and that allows it to offer interactive TV, HDTV, video-on-demand, PVR...