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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): Dijit, Facebook, Ensequence, Zeitera, Entone, Telekom Srbija

--New Version of Dijit's Remote Control/Programming Discovery App Features Facebook Integration
--Ensequence, Zeitera Partner for ACR-Powered Interactive TV
--Entone Tapped by Telekom Srbija for IPTV Roll-Out
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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. Dijit Media ,...

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...

Entone in Deal to Make FusionTV Available to NECA Members

Hybrid-TV specialist, Entone , revealed Wednesday that it has secured a distribution deal with the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA) that will see its FusionTV solution made available to that organization's membership. NECA--which claims to represent over 1,000 rural telcos across the US, and describes its goal as helping its members to implement "high-speed, multi-use broadband services"--says that FusionTV will enable its member companies and their broadband affiliates to offer VOD and other OTT services...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- PBS Kids Builds Interactive Games for Preschoolers -- Brightcove Powers Ad-Supported Movie Site -- DirecTV Launches 'Home Premiere' VOD Service -- Pepsi Cuts Marketing Deal with Social TV Firm IntoNow
PBS Kids launched a series of interactive videos and games based on its "Super Why" and "Dinosaur Train" series. The "play-along" videos and games -- designed for preschoolers – challenge kids to complete tasks such as matching items of the correct size or finding the correct words to complete a sentence. PBS said it will also launch a play-along video for "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" in 2012. More

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): EIDR, Entone, Google TV, Gotuit Media (Digitalsmiths), Harmonic, Hoodlum, Huawei, "ITV Idol," Interactivation

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

News Round-Up (III): Canoe Ventures, CBS News, Entone

--Canoe Ventures Expands its Technology and Product Management Team
--CBS News Launches iPad App
--Entone Unveils Hybrid TV Solutions at IBC
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us 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,...

Entone Hires Former HP Executive to Head Up its Hybrid TV Efforts in the Americas

Broadband video and home connectivity solutions provider, Entone (note: the company recently announced a deal with OTT specialist, Vudu, to enable hybrid TV for telco operators--see the article published on itvt.com, March 19th), said Tuesday that it has hired Ameer Karim to lead its hybrid TV initiatives in the Americas. He will hold the title, VP of hybrid TV, Americas.

According to the company, Karim has over 17 years of retail channel...

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...

Entone Hires New Sales Executive

Broadband video and home connectivity solutions provider, Entone (note: the company recently announced a deal with OTT specialist, Vudu, to enable hybrid TV for telco operators--see the article published on itvt.com, March 19th), said last week that it has appointed Don Paige as director of sales to lead its efforts in North America, Southeastern Region.

According to the company, Paige has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, and nearly...

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