Interactive TV News Roundup

-- BigBand Builds Virtual Zoning App for Targeting Ads to IP Devices -- U.S. Telcos Deploy Stringray's Galaxie Digital Music Service -- MobiTV Develops TV Everywhere Product -- Time Warner Cable Turns to Cloud-based Navigation Interface

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amino, Apple TV, Arris, BigBand, Avail-TVN, "Big Brother"

--Amino Plans US Debut for its OTT-Enabled IPTV Set-Tops at TelcoTV
--Apple TV 4.4 Released
--Arris to Acquire BigBand Networks
--Avail-TVN Names Laurie Lawrence CMO
--New "Big Brother" Play-Along Game Encourages Viewers to Keep Watching During Commercials
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. Amino Communications plans to debut its OTT-enabled IPTV set-top box range in the US in its booth (133) at the TelcoTV trade show later this month. It also plans to debut a new user interface for its Freedom Jump OTT Companion Media Center. "The company's Aminet A140 and A540 DVR devices...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, BBC iPlayer, BigBand, Clearleap, CableLabs

--ActiveVideo Demo's Delivery of HTML5 Interactive TV Apps by its CloudTV Platform
--BBC iPlayer's Global Roll-Out to Begin in Western Europe
--BigBand, Clearleap Team on IP Video Delivery Solution
--CableLabs Updates Technical Report on Converged Cable Access Platform
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: ActiveVideo Networks has announced that it will demo at the Cable Show this week (Suite ES-8) how its flagship CloudTV platform can be used to deliver HTML5 applications to any digital set-top box or streaming decoder. "The role of HTML5 in enabling many of the most compelling user experiences delivered by...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- BigBand Goes Multiplatform at The Cable Show -- Ooyala Sells Ads with YuMe -- TV Genius Rolls Twitter Monitoring Service
Digital video networking specialist BigBand Networks said it will demonstrate several products focused on helping cable operators with multiplatform distribution next week at The Cable Show convention in Chicago. Its demos will include targeted advertising that can be delivered to multiple screens, enhanced TV capabilities and the delivery of linear TV and VOD programming to IP-connected devices. More Online video platform provider Ooyala said it is teaming up with video advertising company YuMe which to...

BigBand to Unveil Solution to Help Cable MSO's Expand Broadcast TV and VOD to iPads, PC's, Consoles

--Solution Offers "Hybrid Approach" to Managing HTTP Adaptive Streaming Traffic

News Round-Up

--BigBand Networks to Reduce Headcount by 9%
--ITC Judge Denies Cablevision's Motions for Summary Judgment in Verizon Patent Case
--LP33 Launches Multichannel Music TV App for Google TV
--Netgem Releases Q4 Results, Touts "IPTV 2.0" Strategy
Here is a round-up of some interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , said Wednesday that it is reducing its headcount by 9% and consolidating certain of its facilities. It expects the measures to result in annualized cost savings of approximately $8 million. The company also said Wednesday that it expects Q4 revenues to total approximately $26 million, resulting in a loss of $0.09...

BackChannelMedia, TelVue Demo End-to-End System for Interactive TV Infomercials

--Summer Conference Demo Leverages FourthWall EBIF User Agents, BigBand BMR, Cisco STB's
BackChannelMedia --a company that offers a technology called Clickable TV, which allows viewers to forward or "bookmark" information from their TV to a personal Web portal or to their email account (note: the company says that the technology will be deployed by Knology Communications next month, and that it has reached deployment agreements with around 80 local TV stations--for more on Clickable TV, see the article published on, December 9th)--said Tuesday that it has...

BigBand, Concurrent, Incognito, Openet Announce Exhibit Plans for CableLabs Summer Conference

A number of companies contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know about their exhibit plans for next week's CableLabs Summer Conference (takes place in Keystone, Colorado, August 15th-18th): Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , says that, as part of the Summer Conference's Innovation Showcase, it will demonstrate managed IP video delivery, using its vIP PASS platform to enable cable operators to deliver and monetize video to IP-enabled consumer devices in the home, leveraging existing...

News Round-Up (VII): SureWest, TeliaSonera-Spotify, thePlatform-Canwest-CBC

--SureWest Launches Caller ID on TV, Online DVR Manager Apps, Selects BigBand SDV Solution
--TeliaSonera Becomes First Pay-TV Platform to Offer Spotify
--thePlatform Powering Broadband Video for Canwest, CBC
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. SureWest Communications , an integrated communications provider that serves markets in Northern California and the Kansas City region, has announced the roll-out of caller ID on TV and...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Integrates with Entone, Orca, Verimatrix, Western Mediabridge
--Boxee Selects Vindicia as its Payments Platform Provider
--BrightLine iTV Says 2009 Was its Second Consecutive Year of Record Growth
--Edgeware Integrates Web TV Servers with MediaMelon's MediaCloud SaaS Solution
--Firefly Video Launches Interactive Online Video Advertising Platform
--Kaltura Launches New Version of its Self-Hosted Online Video Platform
--KickApps, Adobe Release OSMF App Studio Drag-and-Drop Media Player Solution
--Motorola Launches tru2way-Compatible Multiroom HD DVR
--NDS Extends Interactive TV Professional Services and Integration Work Contract with Cox
--Panasonic Demoing 3D, tru2way, New RUI
Due to the volume of news generated by the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles this week, [itvt] is covering a number of stories in this issue in round-up/summary form: BigBand Networks has announced IP video integrations with Entone , Orca Interactive , Verimatrix and Western Mediabridge . Boxee has announced the selection of Vindicia as the payments platform provider for its plans to offer premium content on its platform. "Vindicia's CashBox solution will enable...