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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 (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...

News Round-Up (VI): Tim Hanlon, Mediabrands, Hillcrest Labs, Innovid, ITV, Leap Media, Logitech, DISH Network, Google TV

--Tim Hanlon to Head Up Mediabrands' Velociter Investment Arm
--Hillcrest Labs Launches New Version of its Kylo Web Browser for TV
--Interactive Video Advertising Company, Innovid, Raises $4.1 Million
--ITV Considering Charging Viewers for Access to Alternative "Coronation Street" Endings Online
--Leap Media Group in Advanced Advertising Partnership with Acxiom
--Logitech Launches Google TV Device
--Logitech in Google TV Marketing Partnership with DISH Network
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. Interactive TV/advanced advertising industry veteran, Tim Hanlon , has been named CEO and managing director of Velociter , Mediabrands' newly rebranded strategic partnership and investment arm. Hillcrest...

News Round-Up (VIII): Philo, Red Bee Media, ITV, Roku, Hulu, Ooyala, Sezmi, YTL, Sony, Google TV

--Philo in Social TV Marketing Partnership with Starcom USA
--Red Bee Media in VOD Deal with UK Broadcaster, ITV
--Roku Unveils New Product Line-Up
--Roku in Content Deals with Hulu, Ooyala
--Sezmi in Wireless Hybrid TV Partnership with Malaysia's YTL
--Sony Launches Line of Google TV Devices
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. Social TV company, Philo , has announced "a first-of-its-kind partnership with media agency, Starcom USA," in support of the new Touchstone movie, "You Again." "Viewers tuning in...

News Round-Up (V): Logitech, Google TV, DISH Network, Move Networks, Netgem, Toshiba

--Report: Logitech's Google TV Device to Launch September 29th, Will Be Discounted for DISH Subs
--Move Networks Awarded Adaptive Streaming Patent
--Netgem Enables Access to Toshiba's Connected-TV Portal on Any TV Set
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Logitech 's Google TV set-top box, the Logitech Revue, will launch on September 29th with an MSRP of $299, according to a report in Engadget that cites an "industrious tipster." However, Engadget's report continues, DISH Network subscribers will be able to purchase the...

News Round-Up (III): Fox Mobile, Google TV, Harmonic, Yes

--Fox Mobile Launches Android Version of its Bitbop Mobile VOD Service
--Report: Google TV Launch Pushed Back Two Weeks to October 17th
--Harmonic Powers OTT VOD Service for Israeli Satellite-TV Operator, Yes
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,...

News Round-Up

--AirTies, Anevia in OTT Partnership
--Celeno Unveils Solution to Converge Paid and OTT Video Services over Home WiFi Network
--Civolution, ATEME Team to Enable Early Release Window for VOD
--Comcast Rolls Out New i-Guide EPG and Comcast Mobile 2.0 in Indiana
--Google TV to Launch Internationally Next Year
--South Korean Government to Help Drive Commercialization of Connected-TV Technology
--NDS Powers Hybrid TV Service for Vodafone in Germany
--Ooyala Powering Online Video for DECA
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Wireless home networking specialist, AirTies , has announced a partnership with Anevia , a provider of video streaming solutions and service infrastructure for live TV and VOD, which the companies says will see AirTies' Air 7124 HD 802.11N wireless IP set-top box supporting Anevia's video server and adaptive bitrate solutions to enable operators and broadcast...

News Round-Up (IV): People of Lava, Philips, Sharp, Loewe, Samsung, blinkbox, Google TV, Android, search, connected TV, over-the-top, OTT

--Sweden's People of Lava Launches Android-Based TV Set
--Philips, Sharp, Loewe in Partnership to Create Common Platform for Connected TV's
--Samsung in Connected-TV Deal with blinkbox, May Equip its TV's with Google Android
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of 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...

News Round-Up (VI): Sony, Google TV, Strategy & Technology, Widevine

--Sony Demo's Google TV Device at IFA
--S&T to Launch HbbTV Version of TSBroadcaster, Player App for MHEG IC and CI+ Markets
--Widevine Allowed Patent on Transcoding Broadcast Content for Internet Delivery
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of 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...

Video of Comic-Con Demo Provides Closer Look at Google TV

--Digg Founder, Kevin Rose, Argues that the Apple iTV "Will Change Everything"
The blog, StuffWeLike , has shot and published a video of a demonstration of the new Google TV platform--working in tandem with DISH Network's pay-TV service--that the search giant gave at Comic-Con in San Diego last month (note: for more on Google TV, see the article published on itvt.com, May 24th). The demo showcases, among other things, the Android-based platform's Universal Search experience, its bookmarking feature, its integration of YouTube, and its Google Queue menu...

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