Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/17/15 (III): Concurrent, SeaChange, Delivery Agent, DISH, Sling TV, DLNA, Epoxy, Facebook, FCC, FourthWall, Fullscreen, Google, Grapevine

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 (June 23rd-24th in San Francisco --purchase your Super Early-Bird tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Former Rivals, Concurrent and SeaChange, Announce "Collaborative Partnership to Supply Software and Content-Delivery Network Technologies to a Leading Video Service Provider in North America"; Partnership Sees SeaChange Reselling Concurrent's UpShift Unified Content Delivery Solution and Object Storage...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/19/14 (III): Delivery Agent, Musictoday, Samsung, Discovery, DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Digitalsmiths, ThinkAnalytics, Jinni, Flipboard, FourthWall, FreeWheel,

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2014 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up...

Motorola Packages FourthWall's AirCommand with Medios

-- Combination Could Enable Remote DVR, Tcommerce and Social Media Applications
FourthWall Media is teaming up with Motorola Mobility to pitch software to cable operators that will allow distributors to deliver interactive applications to mobile devices. The company said Tuesday that Motorola will package its EBIF platform and AirCommand solution with its Motorola Medios multi-screen service management software suite. AirCommand is a set of cloud-based services that can connect mobile phones and tablets to EBIF-enabled set-tops. FourthWall said applications that could be delivered by adding AirCommand...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): CEA, FourthWall, S&T, GetGlue, Entertainment Weekly, The Gap

--Consumer Electronics Association to Hold "TV Apps Developer University" Event
--FourthWall Media in EBIF Partnership with Strategy & Technology
--GetGlue Teams with Entertainment Weekly to Offer Users 40% off Merchandise from The Gap
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 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...

Interactive TV News Roundup (Part 2)

-- Oxygen Teams with Facebook for Paris Hilton Series -- Clikthrough Powers Hugo Boss Campaign -- Brightcove Launches App Cloud -- CableLabs Tests EBIF Apps -- France's Normandie TV Tests HbbTV Standard -- Univision Launches Web Novela -- SeaChange Debuts Advanced Ad Platform
Oxygen built a Facebook application viewers can use during the premiere of its new series starring Paris Hilton. "The World According to Paris," set to debut June 1, will include a live video stream and chat function on Facebook. The Facebook application is an extension of OxygenLive , the network's two-screen experience. More

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...

News Round-Up (V): Ensequence, Canoe Ventures, Time Warner Cable, Bright House, Espial, FourthWall, CSG Systems, FreedTV, Google TV

--Ensequence Enabling Interactive TV Advertising for Canoe Ventures, Time Warner Cable, Bright House
--New Version of Espial MediaBase VOD Platform Supports Bandwidth Reservation
--FourthWall Media's Yellow Pages on TV Attracts 200 Advertisers in Three Months
--FourthWall Teams with CSG Systems on EBIF App for Viewing, Paying Cable Bills
--FreedTV's Social TV Platform Approved for Operator Trials
--Google Unveils Initial Line-Up of Google TV Content Partners
--Google TV Round-Up: Jeff Bewkes, Dell, Samsung, YouTube Leanback
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. Ensequence will today announce that its flagship iTV Manager interactive TV platform is enabling interactivity in national ads for Canoe Ventures and in local ads for Time...

BackChannelMedia, TelVue Demo End-to-End System for Interactive TV Infomercials

--Summer Conference Demo Leverages FourthWall EBIF User Agents, BigBand BMR, Cisco STB's
BackChannelMedia --a company that offers a technology called Clickable TV, which allows viewers to forward or "bookmark" information from their TV to a personal Web portal or to their email account (note: the company says that the technology will be deployed by Knology Communications next month, and that it has reached deployment agreements with around 80 local TV stations--for more on Clickable TV, see the article published on, December 9th)--said Tuesday that it has...

Clearleap, FourthWall Demo Local Mini-Guide, Based on Unbound, Video-Centric EBIF Application

--Strategy & Technology Integrates TSMonitor with FourthWall's EBIF User Agent
FourthWall Media , the interactive TV technology company formerly known as BIAP, and Clearleap , a company that offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that they have developed a video-centric EBIF application that is designed to serve as a "mini-guide" for local news, sports and information. The companies are currently demo'ing a local sports version of the new app--which they say illustrates...