News Round-Up:

--Lori Schwartz Elected Co-Governor of ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group
--Ex-Digeo CEO, Greg Gudorf, Resurfaces at Thomson Technicolor
--Free Press: Comcast's "TV Everywhere" Service Poses a Threat to Online Video Competition
--New Online Reality Show Involves Hulu, MySpace
--Jinni Secures $1.6 Million in Series A Funding Round
--Ooyala Provides Live Streaming Coverage of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
--Report: SeeSaw Secures Content Deals with Channel 4, Five
--Teletext Closes Down
--Thoughts from thePlatform's Ian Blaine and SysMedia's Andrew Lambourne
--Google's Eun: YouTube Mulling Subscription Option
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: As [itvt] was going to press, we learned that Lori Schwartz , SVP and director of the Interpublic Emerging Media Lab, has just been elected as co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (note: the other co-governor is Geoff Katz , VP of business development and marketing at Transpond). We hope...

UK's Channel 4 to Make its Back Catalog Available Online Free-of-Charge

--Will Add 4,000 Hours of Programming to its 4oD Video-on-Demand Service Next Month
UK newspaper, The Guardian, reported Sunday that UK terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 4 , is set to make its back catalog of programming available online free-of-charge. Starting next month, around 4,000 hours of the broadcaster's archived content (approximately 10,000 titles) will be available through its catch-up service, 4oD , which until now has offered programs for only 30 days after their broadcast, the newspaper said. Programs that will be available through the initiative include "Ali G,"...