[itvt] Radio: Comcast Media Center Execs Discuss HITS AxIS

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Comcast Media Center (CMC) COO, Gary Traver , and Homer Gonzalez III , product manager for CMC’s HITS AxIS offering (note: the latter, whose name stands for "Headend in the Sky Advanced Interactive Services," is a centralized platform that operates on the National Authorization System and that is billed as being designed to support developers of advanced OCAP/tru2way and ETV/EBIF interactive TV applications and to facilitate th

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Softel, Miranda, Belden, Synacor, Cable One, TBS, Team Coco, Twitter, Vine, Vinepeek, Verimatrix, Viki, Amazon, Vme Media, CMC, Volkswagen, YouTube, Zappware

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--as well as the huge volume of news generated earlier this month by CES 2013--we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Comcast, CMC, Arris, Epix, Roku, Accedo Broadband

--Comcast Launches Xfinity Mobile App for BlackBerry
--CMC, Arris Enhance Features, Reduce Hardware Costs of VOD In A Box
--Epix Becomes Roku's First "Authenticated TV Channel"
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): CMC, Ensequence, Verizon FiOS, MTV Networks, Eros International

--CMC's HITS Incorporates "Express Lane" Solution to Enable Indie Operators to Offer Local VOD
--Ensequence Builds "SpongeBob" Widget for Verizon FiOS TV
--Eros International Trumpets Growth of Bollywood Hits On Demand
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Comcast Media Center (CMC) says that its HITS offering (note: the latter, short for "Headend In The Sky," provides multiplatform content distribution services to independent cable operators) now includes its Express Lane content management solution. According to the company, Express Lane enables independent operators and MSO's to deliver locally produced VOD...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): icueTV, Groupon, Imagina US, CMC, Insight, itaas

--icueTV Teaming with Groupon on tcommerce Demo at Cable Show
--Imagina US Taps Comcast Media Center for VOD Delivery
--Insight Taps itaas for EBIF Deployment
--itaas Launches iLaunch Program to Expedite Development and Deployment of EBIF Apps
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: icueTV is set to team with Groupon on a tcommerce demo at the NCTA Cable Show, Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. icueTV COO, George Singley, told the newspaper that the demo will show how viewers watching a Groupon commercial could use their remotes to access a menu of options, including...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Brightcove, TubeMogul, Cablevision, Comcast, CMC, FUNimation

--Brightcove, TubeMogul Release Latest Quarterly Report on Online Video Usage
--RS-DVR Lets Cablevision Reduce its STB Spending; COO Outlines Cable-as-an-App and iPad Plans
--Comcast Says its 3D VOD Content Has Generated over 1 Million Views
--FUNimation Channel Offering Subscription and Transactional VOD through Comcast Media Center
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Brightcove and TubeMogul have released their latest quarterly research report on online video usage across media industry verticals. Key findings of the report , according to the companies, include the following: "1) Broadcasters led in total minutes streamed in 2010 with 1.7 billion total minutes streamed. 2) Newspapers saw huge growth (147%...

News Round-Up

--Comcast's Annual TV Pulse Survey Shows Significant Increase in Time-Shifted Viewing
--Gary Traver Steps Down as COO of Comcast Media Center
--GetGlue Launches Android Version of its Social TV Service, New Mobile Site, New "Stickers"
--"Heroes" Creator, Tim Kring, and Nokia Claim Success for "Conspiracy for Good"
--Mixed Martial Arts Promoter, Strikeforce, Taps Ooyala to Power its Online Video
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Comcast on Tuesday unveiled the findings of its second annual TV Pulse Survey, an independent nationwide survey that was conducted by International Communications Research . Among other things, the study found that US consumers' usage of time-shifting technology--including VOD, DVR's and online video--has risen over 60% from just a year ago and over 80% from three years ago. "Time-shifting has...

thePlatform, CMC Say Nielsen Has Validated that their Solutions Preserve its Audio Watermarks

--Preservation of Audio Watermarks Will Enable C3 Measurement of "TV Everywhere" Programming
Comcast-owned broadband video platform provider, thePlatform , and Comcast Media Center (CMC) , a Comcast-subsidiary that provides centralized content management and distribution solutions, said last week that they have collaborated with Nielsen to validate that their broadband video publishing solutions successfully preserve Nielsen's audio watermarks. Nielsen's ratings system uses the watermarks to measure audiences for both video programming and commercials. This system, the companies say, provides the C3 ratings, which are the basis for the...

News Round-Up (II)

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through May 28th
--Canoe Teams with Other Cable Industry Players to Launch "SelecTV" Brand for Interactive TV
--CMC's HITS to Unveil EBIF-Based Interactive TV App, Optimized for 3D TV
--CMC's HITS Launches National Terrestrial Fiber Distribution Service
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through May 28th. Canoe Ventures has announced that it has teamed with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB), the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), CableLabs , and various...

News Round-Up (III)

--Clearleap, Arris Integrate Technologies to Offer Content Management Solution for VOD and Ad Services
--Clicker Media Launches Clicker Live
--Clikthrough Powers Interactive Video Commerce Service for Elle Magazine
--Comcast Media Center Launches Managed Solution for Delivering ETV Apps Less Expensively
--Concurrent Launches MediaHawk VX Multiscreen Video Delivery Software
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. Clearleap , a company that offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, and Arris, a company whose offerings include a range of VOD...