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Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Hulu Scores Rights Deal with The CW -- Virgin Media Bundles Spotify Music -- Armani Exchange App lets iOS Users Create Fashion Shows and Buy Clothes -- Disney Signs Online Video Licensing Deals with Amazon and Netflix -- Internap's Concurrent Deal Could Help Deliver VOD to Multiple Devices

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, CIMM, A&E, Scripps, Rogers, Concurrent

--ActiveVideo to Showcase CloudTV Platform's HTML5 Support at IBC 2011
--A&E, Scripps Join CIMM
--Rogers Deploying Concurrent's Media Data and Advertising Solutions (MDAS)
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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. We anticipate that it will take us several 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Amino, Vidiactive, ATSC, Concurrent, Kabel Deutschland

--Amino Integrates Vidiactive's VideoBee into its Freedom Media Center
--New ATSC Group to Develop Standards for "Next-Generation DTT Broadcast System"
--Concurrent's MediaHawk VX Powers Multiscreen Video Delivery for Kabel Deutschland
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA and IBC trade shows--and 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. We anticipate that it will take us several 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Concurrent, Entone, Anevia, Nordija

--Concurrent Reveals its IBC 2011 Exhibit Plans
--Concurrent Reports Lower Revenues, Swings to a Loss
--Entone Integrates its Hybrid-TV Devices with Anevia's ViaMotion OTT Solutions
--Entone Offers Nordija's fokusOn Widget-Based IPTV Middleware on its Hybrid-TV Devices
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. We anticipate that it will take us several 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 news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Concurrent contacted [itvt]...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Cablevision, Comcast, Concurrent

--Cablevision Uses Interactive TV to Inform Customers about its WiFi Service
--Comcast Adds "Previous" Feature to its Xfinity TV App
--Concurrent Launches Workflow and Distribution Platform to Simplify Multi-Format Video Delivery
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --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 news covered...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, Skype, Concurrent, Hulu, Facebook, Google, LG

--Comcast Publishes Videos Demo'ing its New Skype App
--Concurrent Secures VOD Deals with Four Chinese Cable Operators
--Hulu Launches, then Suspends, Facebook-Powered Social-TV Functionality
--Hulu Suitors Said to Include Google; Hulu Plus Launches on LG LCD TV's
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: At the Cable Show last month (see the article published on itvt.com, June 14th), Comcast revealed that it is teaming with Skype to test HD video calling on the TV, with trials slated to begin in the next few months. Comcast has now published two videos (embedded on this page) that...

Charter Hits Milestone of 1 Million EBIF Ready Set-Tops

-- Concurrent, FourthWall Media Support Interactive TV Rollout
Charter Communications says it has deployed digital set-tops from Cisco capable of delivering interactive TV advertising and programming in about 1 million homes. The MSO, which counts about 5 million subscribers, worked with technology vendors Concurrent and FourthWall Media to prepare its set-tops to receive ads that rely on the industry's EBIF platform. FourthWall supplied its EBIF platform and user agent, while Concurrent is supplying product management and backend reporting technology. Charter is a member...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Concurrent, Disney/ABC, Academy, Imagine Communications

--Concurrent to Showcase TellyTopia i2TV Technology at CableLabs Winter Conference
--Disney/ABC and the Academy Launch Two-Screen Interactive TV Oscars App for iPad, iPhone, iPod
--Imagine Communications to Showcase Multiscreen Video Technologies at CableLabs Winter Conference
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. Concurrent has announced that it will be demo'ing "an innovative commercial video application for exchanging personal video content" at the upcoming CableLabs Winter Conference (February 27th-March 2nd in Atlanta). The application is based on the "i2TV" technology platform that the company acquired through its purchase of TellyTopia last fall (see the article...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Chad, Matt & Rob, Gerard Kunkel, Comcast Spotlight, Tours.com, Concurrent, Pragmatus

--Chad, Matt & Rob Release Atomic Wedgie (FremantleMedia)-Produced Interactive Video
--Comcast's Head of EPG Design, Gerard Kunkel, to Leave the Company
--Comcast Spotlight Teams with Tours.com on Telescoping VOD Ads
--Concurrent Awarded Network DVR Patent
--Pragmatus Sues Six Largest US Cable MSO's, Claiming VOD Patent Infringement


Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (IV): Coincident TV, Comcast Spotlight, Concurrent, TellyTopia, Seth Green, Digital Broadcasting Group, Current TV, Will Wright

--Coincident TV Develops Interactive Video App for Fox Sports North
--Coincident TV Develops iPad and Web Interactive Video Trailers for 20th Century Fox Movies
--Comcast Spotlight's Interactive TV Ads Available in 10 Million Homes, Used by 160 Advertisers to Date
--Concurrent Acquires TellyTopia Assets
--Actor Seth Green, Digital Broadcasting Group Team on Live, Web-Based Interactive TV Reality Show
--Current TV in Interactive TV Partnership with "Sims" Creator, Will Wright
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. Coincident TV has been tapped by Fox Sports North to develop a live-streaming interactive video application called Fox Sports North Prep Zone. "The multi-camera real-time video stream...

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