Doctor Who

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC Worldwide, Charter, ExerciseTV, Entone, GO

--BBC Worldwide Offering Rentals of "Doctor Who" Episodes on Facebook
--Charter Launches ExerciseTV's VOD Service
--Entone's Kamai Hybrid-TV Platform Selected by Malta's GO
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: The BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide , will today begin offering a range of digitally remastered " Doctor Who " series for rent via Facebook . This is the first time the company has offered streaming rentals on the social networking service. The rentals are priced at 15 Facebook Credits per...

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Acquire Lovefilm
--AT&T Teams with NCAA Football on Social App
--BBC Commissions Second Series of "Interactive Episodes" of "Doctor Who"
--CBS Sports Launches Pro Football App for Apple iPad
--ivi Receives Cease-and-Desist Letters from Broadcasters, Files Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
--Motive Television to Acquire Adecq, Provider of the Bestv DTT-Based VOD Solution
--Ofcom Hands over Responsibility for VOD Content Regulation to Association for Television on Demand
--Open IPTV Forum Adds Four More Members
--Pace Hires Nokia UK & Ireland MD, Mark Loughran, to Head New Convergence-Focused Unit
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: According to a report in the now paywall-blocked Sunday Times, Amazon has initiated a takeover bid for Lovefilm , the company often referred to as "the European Netflix." The bid is said to value Lovefilm at around £200 million. AT&T and NCAA football have announced the launch of a free NCAA Football Fan Zone App...

News Round-Up (I): BBC Trust-Project Canvas, "Doctor Who," Canoe Ventures

--Trust Approves BBC's Participation in Project Canvas
--First "Interactive Episode" of BBC's "Doctor Who" Proves Successful
--Canoe Ventures Launches Interactive TV RFI Advertising on Comcast, Time Warner Cable
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). The BBC 's governing body, the BBC Trust , has approved the corporation's participation in Project Canvas , an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and the UK's other public-service broadcasters, ITV, Channel...

News Round-Up

--Brightcove Names Paul Goetz SVP of Sales for North America
--"Doctor Who" Breaks iPlayer Record
--Sigma Designs Announces Major Corporate Reorganization
--Starz Offering Sneak Previews of "Party Down" on Free VOD, Online
--USC Annenberg to Launch Social Online Video Editing Platform
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Brightcove has named Paul Goetz SVP of sales for North America. "Paul Goetz brings more than 20 years of technology sales experience, most recently serving as senior vice president of US sales and consulting at SAVVIS Corporation, where he led engagements with major consumer brands, media organizations and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers," Brightcove says in its...