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LG Electronics CES News Round-Up

--Revamps its NetCast Connected-TV Platform
--Launches Google TV-Based Connected 3D TV Line
--Unveils "Magic Remote" for its 3D Connected TV's
--Partners with Gaikai to Bring Cloud-Gaming Service to its 3D Connected TV's
--Will Launch Verizon FiOS TV App on its Connected-TV Devices Later This Year
LG Electronics generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up of interactive TV-related announcements and news from and about the company: The company unveiled its new Cinema 3D Smart TV 's, which among other things feature an upgraded version of its NetCast connected-TV platform. "Over the past year, LG has elevated the user experience of its smart-TV function by adding over 1,200 apps and a range of premium content services," the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, CNBC, Samsung, Roku, Google, Concurrent

--Boxee Announces Its Last Software Update for PC's
--CNBC Real-Time App Launches on Samsung, Roku and Google Connected-TV Platforms
--Concurrent Awarded Patent for Trick-Play Ad-Insertion Technology
Because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, 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,...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- BendBroadband Bows FourthWall’s EBIF Platform -- Channel 4 to add iTV Enhancements to ‘The Million Pound Drop Live’ -- Firecore Shops aTV Flash Software for Apple TV -- Google Adds Music App to Google TV -- Starz Explores Multiplatform Distribution Options
FourthWall Media said Oregon-based cable operator BendBroadband is the first U.S. cable provider to deploy its EBIF platform on Motorola set-tops. FourthWall's platform is integrated with Rovi 's i-Guide, and can be used to deliver other interactive TV services. FourthWall said service providers can license the integrated product from Rovi. More

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Roku Adds Pandora Button to Remote Control -- Ustream Founder Steps Dow -- Digitalsmiths Launches 'Seamless Discovery' Video Search -- Google Ponders Pay TV Business
Pandora Internet Radio will soon get a dedicated button on the remote controls for streaming media set-tops from Roku . The company's Roku XD and Roku LT will be the first set-tops to ship with a remote containing a Pandora button.

YouTube to Launch 100 Original Channels

-- Madonna, Shaquille O'Neil, Stan Lee among Content Suppliers
YouTube said Friday that it will launch 100 original channels next month that will feature programming supplied by celebrities and producers of news, entertainment and sports programming. Madonna, Shaquille O'Neil , Jay-Z , Reuters and comic book legend Stan Lee are among the content suppliers. Google is reportedly investing $100 million to support its channel expansion. "The first of these new original channels will appear on YouTube starting next month and will continue over the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Fav.tv, Ixonos, Motorola Mobility, Ooyala

--Fav.tv Launches "Interactive TV Guide"
--Ixonos Launches "TV Compass" Social-TV Solution
--Motorola Mobility Invests in Ooyala
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 several 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 you...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Espial, Vodafone Iceland, Flickme, Google, Fox News

--Espial Powering IPTV for Vodafone Iceland
--Flickme Launches Social Streaming Movie Service
--Google Teams with Fox News to Bring Interactivity to September 22nd Republican Debate
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. Espial has announced...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Channel 5, "Big Brother," Entone, TCT, ACA

--UK's Channel 5 Launches iPad/iPhone App for "Big Brother" Shows
--Entone's FusionTV Hybrid-TV Solution Deployed by Wyoming Triple-Play Provider, TCT
--Entone Seeks to Capitalize on Smaller Operators' Concerns about Google's Motorola Acquisition
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 5 , has launched a free iPad/iPhone that will initially feature catch-up episodes from "Celebrity Big Brother," from the upcoming new season of the regular "Big Brother" show and from the "Big Brother" spin-off, "Big Brother's Bit on...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Netflix, Telemundo, OK Go, Google, Ooyala, Adobe, ODG

--Netflix in Licensing Deal with Telemundo, as it Prepares for Latin American Launch
--OK Go, Pilobolus, Trish Sie Team with Google to Create HTML5-Powered Interactive Music Video
--Ooyala Integrates its Online Video Platform with Adobe's Flash Access Software
--SeaChange's On Demand Group in VOD Deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. NBC-owned Spanish-language programmer, Telemundo Internacional , has signed an international licensing agreement with Netflix , which it says will see Netflix making content from the Telemundo library available for streaming across Latin America when Netflix launches in that territory later this year. "The...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Fox, ABC, Google, Motorola Mobility, Music Choice

--Fox Implements "TV Everywhere" Model for its Online Programming, ABC Set to Follow
--Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
--Music Choice Says its Interactive Music Video Network, SWRV, Has Generated 20 Million Interactions
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on our second annual TVOT NYC Intensive event--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 you don't yet see your...

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