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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II):, Ixonos, Motorola Mobility, Ooyala 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 (V): Rovi, Toshiba, TiVo, TV Genius

--Rovi and Toshiba in Multi-Year Deal for Rovi TotalGuide, EPG Patent Portfolio
--TiVo App Now Available for iPhone/iPod touch
--TV Genius Launches Facebook-Integrated TV Guidance Solution
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Rovi and Toshiba have signed a multi-year agreement for use of Rovi's TotalGuide EPG (note: for more on the latter, see the article published on, January 11th, 2010) and the company's EPG patent portfolio in Toshiba TV sets, Blu-ray players and recorders, as well as in mobile and tablet devices...

Clicker Media Launches "iPad Edition" of its Online Programming Guide

--Says It Will Shortly Launch a Dedicated iPad App
--Envivio Launches iPad Support
In a posting on its corporate blog Monday, Clicker Media --the company which last fall 1) launched, a service which it bills as "the first complete programming guide to Internet television" and as "the first truly comprehensive, structured and unbiased resource for navigating all broadcast- and broadcast-quality programming online" (see the article published on, November 16th), and 2) revealed that Sling Media co-founder, Blake Krikorian, had invested in it and joined its board...

Broadband Video Round-Up

--Boxee Box Features QWERTY Remote
--Howcast Launches Two New Ultra-Short-Form Video Formats
--Hulu Backer Teams with Search Company, Baidu, on New Chinese Broadband Video Service
--TV Guide Magazine Taps Kaltura to Power Video on its Web Site
A number of items of broadband video news came across [itvt]'s desk Tuesday. Here is a brief round-up: D-Link on Tuesday officially launched its new Boxee Box (an extensive preview of which was provided at Boxee's Beta Launch event in Brooklyn last month-- see the article published on, December 8th ). A press release from the company provides some information on the various video formats that are supported by the new box. Meanwhile, a...