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Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ADB, Espial, Kudelski Release Financial Results
--Kudelski Provides an Update on its OpenTV "Turnaround Plan"
--ADB Says it Has Secured Deals with Two Tier-1 US Cable MSO's in 2011
--Reports: "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" to Support Voting via Facebook
--BBC to Offer "Waterloo Road" Spin-Off through the Red Button
--E! Entertainment Television Teams with Trailer Park on Red-Carpet App for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
--Liveclicker Enables Interactive Video Shopping via Facebook Pages
--Connected-TV App Developer, MOVL, Appoints Director of Technology, Acquires Interactiva Colombia
--Rdio Social Music Service Launches on Roku
--Report: Samsung May Launch Google TV Devices Based
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related news we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB , Espial and the Kudelski Group have all released their latest financial results this week. Kudelski 's results announcement contains the following update on OpenTV , the interactive TV technology provider it acquired early last year: "With the full acquisition of OpenTV completed at the beginning of 2010, the Group launched a turnaround plan, with a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Al Jazeera Launches "Lean-Back" Version of its Web Site for Google TV
--Brightcove Launches "YouTube Sync" Capability
--Cisco's Set-Top Sales Decline 29%
--GetGlue Brings "Check-In"-Based Social TV to the Grammy Awards
--Howard Stern Live-Tweets "Private Parts"
--S&T to Showcase MHEG-IC and HbbTV Solutions at IP&TV World Forum
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Al Jazeera , the Qatar-based news network whose coverage of the ongoing Egyptian revolution has been widely viewed and praised, but which has previously faced difficulties getting its Al Jazeera English channel carried by US pay-TV platforms, has launched a "lean-back" version of its Web site for Google TV . Google trumpeted the news, Friday, on its dedicated Google TV...

Brightcove Powers vCommerce-Enabled Broadband Video Service for Online Retailer,

--Service Features Custom Full-Screen Interface for Google TV Devices
Online video platform provider, Brightcove , said Thursday that it is powering a vcommerce-enabled broadband video service for online fashion retailer, . Dubbed Net-a-Porter TV, the service presents viewers with a stream of images of the clothing items and accessories featured in the video they are watching (note: the images appear to the right of the video), which they can click on in order to go to a dedicated commerce-enabled product page. The service...

Google TV Launches Templates, UI Library to Facilitate Development of TV-Optimized Web Sites

Google TV Reaches Out to Academia via New "Google TV for EDU" Program

Earlier this week, Google launched "Google TV for EDU," which it bills as a seeding program to support university research. "Google TV for EDU asks campuses around the country: how can educators enhance the Web on TV for the classroom?," Google TV product manager, Miriam Schneider, explained on the Google TV blog. "Specifically, we're asking faculty how their research could: 1) Generate new interest in television engineering; 2) Make computer science tangible for students; 3)...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Google TV, NBC, Ooyala, Sony Ericsson, YouView

--Report: Google to Launch ARM-Powered Google TV Platform
--NBC Launches iPhone App for "The Cape"
--Ooyala Support Community Launched for Users of Ooyala's Backlot Platform
--Sony Ericsson Plans Tennis-Themed Interactive Online and Mobile Reality Show
--Report: YouView Launch Delayed by Technical Problems, "Discord" between Backers
Here is the second of two round-ups of some other interactive TV-related news stories we didn't have room for in this issue: According to the blog, , Google will shortly launch an ARM-powered version of its Google TV platform, thus making possible sub-$100 Google TV set-top boxes. NBC has launched an iPhone app for its new superhero-themed drama series, "The Cape." "Fans can immerse themselves into the world of 'The Cape' with on-the-go access...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Networks to Reduce Headcount by 9%
--ITC Judge Denies Cablevision's Motions for Summary Judgment in Verizon Patent Case
--LP33 Launches Multichannel Music TV App for Google TV
--Netgem Releases Q4 Results, Touts "IPTV 2.0" Strategy
Here is a round-up of some interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , said Wednesday that it is reducing its headcount by 9% and consolidating certain of its facilities. It expects the measures to result in annualized cost savings of approximately $8 million. The company also said Wednesday that it expects Q4 revenues to total approximately $26 million, resulting in a loss of $0.09...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IX): Samsung, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Google TV, Adobe, DirecTV, Shalom TV, Sling Media

--Comcast, Time Warner Cable to Offer Service on Samsung Connected TV's, Tablets
--Samsung Unveils Google TV Devices, Supports Adobe Air 2.5, Teams with DirecTV on RVU TV's
--Free VOD Service, Shalom TV, Now Available in 40 Million Homes
--Sling Media Launches Subscription Service for Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Customers, Google TV Client
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. During Samsung 's keynote at CES last week, it was announced that the US's two largest cable MSO's, Comcast and Time Warner Cable, plan to offer services on Samsung connected TV's and Galaxy tablet devices. "For...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Miniweb, Digital Telemedia, mSpot, Google TV, NBC

--Miniweb in Connected-TV Partnership with Chinese STB Company, Digital Telemedia
--mSpot Launches Cloud-Based Music and Movies Services on Google TV
--NBC to Offer Sneak Preview of New Series on the Apple iPad
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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 (IV): Discovery, DISH Network, enableTV, ESPN, Five, Facebook, Google TV

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...