Google TV

News Round-Up

--Report: TV Networks Reluctant to Support Google TV
--IP Vision Files Complaint with Ofcom over Project Canvas
--Monsoon Launches its Vulkano Platform, which it Bills as Replacing TiVo, Slingbox and Roku
--Total Immersion Uses Augmented Reality to Promote Environmental Awareness
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: " Google Inc . is launching a campaign to line up TV networks' support for its new Google TV software, but many remain reluctant to partner with a service they believe encroaches on their turf," Jessica Vascellaro reports in the Wall Street Journal . According to Vascellaro's report, while Google has met with officials of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and...

News Round-Up (II): Amino, ANT, Topfield, Antik, Google TV

--Amino Reports Higher Revenues, Lower Losses
--ANT Galio HbbTV Platform Selected by Set-Top Box Vendor, Topfield
--Antik Technology to Incorporate Google TV into its Juice Set-Top Boxes
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. It will likely take a short while 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 Round-Up

--CableLabs Working on "OLCA" Specs for "TV Everywhere"
--DISH Network, EchoStar Demo Google TV to the FCC
--New App from PlayOn Will Let Users Stream Hulu on their iPhone
--ruwido Adds Capacitive Sensor to its tau Remote Control
--Social TV Company, Sofanatics, Closes Seed Funding Round
--Tivo Premiere DVR's Now Available in hhgregg Stores
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: CableLabs is working on a new set of specifications to add "some unification and scale" to the way cable operators and programmers deploy "TV Everywhere" services, according to a report by Cable Digital News's Jeff Baumgartner. The so-called Online Content Access (OLCA) specs follow an RFI that was issued by CableLabs last fall (see the article published on, November...

News Round-Up (IV): Fastweb-justAd.TV, FourthWall Media, Google TV-Logitech, Tim Kring, iN Demand

--IPTV Operator, Fastweb, Launches Interactive Ad Formats Powered by justAd.TV
--FourthWall Media-Commissioned Survey Shows "Overwhelming Consumer Demand" for Interactive TV
--Google Publishes Google TV Video, Logitech's Google TV Device to Be Called "Logitech Revue"
--"Heroes" Creator, Tim Kring, Teams with Nokia on ARG to "Effect Social Change" in the Real World
--iN Demand Promotes Two, Launches VOD Golf Tutorial Featuring Phil Mickelson
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 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 your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. We...

Google Launches Google TV

--Partners Include Sony, Logitech, DISH, Intel, Adobe, Best Buy, Jinni, Rovi
As expected ( see the article published on, May 5th ), Google unveiled a connected TV platform at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco last week. Dubbed simply " Google TV " and billed as "an open platform that adds the power of the Web to the television viewing experience," the new platform will, Google says, allow consumers to "search and watch an expanded universe of content available from a variety of sources...

Transpond Launches TAP TV for Creating and Publishing Apps to Google TV

Transpond (formerly iWidgets), a San Francisco-based company that offers a widget creation platform called the Transpond Apps Platform (TAP), last week announced TAP TV, which, as its name suggests, is a version of its platform that enables the creation of apps for connected TV. The company bills TAP TV as a "software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for media companies, advertisers, marketers, brand managers and publishers looking to build fully branded, fully native engagement apps" for Google 's...

Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (III)

--Deutsche Telekom, DISH Network, Google TV, Dreampark, DVB, Ensequence, Entone, Envivio, Epix, Ericsson, Espial, FCC, Freeview NZ, Frontier Communications
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the third of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: Deutsche Telekom has announced the winners of its 2009 Deutsche Telekom Interactive TV Award...