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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Dish, Thuuz, DramaFever, Google TV, Espial, Mitsubishi, Fox, Twitter, GetGlue, Harmonic, CCAP, Sony, Alticast, Icareus, HbbTV, iMediaShare, Netflix, A&E, History

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive ( December 10th in New York City--early-bird pricing ends this Sunday! ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format: Dish Network Launches "Game Finder" Interactive TV App for its Hopper DVR; App Powered by Thuuz DramaFever App Brings Korean Television Shows to Google TV Espial TV Browser Powering Mitsubishi Set-Top Boxes for Japanese...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): HbbTV, IAB MIXX Awards, Microsoft Xbox, MobiTV

--HbbTV Test Suite Released
--Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Announces Finalists for 2012 MIXX Awards
--Microsoft to Offer Extensive Interactive TV Coverage of 2012 US Elections on Xbox 360
--MobiTV Sets Up London Office, Headed by Co-Founder and President, Paul Scanlan
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (we'll be announcing the date and location soon!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format: The consortium behind the European Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) specification on Thursday announced the first release of its HbbTV Test Suite. "Covering a wide selection of aspects of the HbbTV 1.1.1 specification, the Test Suite will be...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Current TV, Fourth Wall Studios, httv, GMI, HbbTV, Televes, Hulu, iN Demand, Motorola Mobility, Comcast RDK, Rovi, Evolution Digital

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Access, Vestel, ACTV8.me, Fox, Agama, Microsoft Mediaroom, GCI, TiVo, Apple, BBC, Bottle Rocket, WWE, CBS, Grubwithus, Digital TV Labs, HbbTV

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Univision, Xbox 360, Wiztivi, SmarDTV, HbbTV, Toshiba, YuMe, zeebox Australia

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BeeSmart, Amino, BrightLine, FiOS TV, EchoStar, HbbTV

--BeeSmart Announces Middleware Compliance with Amino Set-Top Boxes
--BrightLine Creates Branded VOD Channel for Hellmann's Ad Campaign on Verizon FiOS TV
--EchoStar Abandons Efforts to Penetrate US Cable Set-Top Box Market
--Finland's HDTV Forum Adopts NorDig's HbbTV-Based Connected-TV Standard
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 ( discount registration ends midnight next Monday! ), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): NorDig, HbbTV, MHP, PlayJam, Miniclip, Amazon, Pushbutton

--HbbTV Replaces MHP as NorDig's API for Advanced IRD's
--PlayJam in Connected-TV Games Partnership with Miniclip
--Amazon Relocates Pushbutton to Larger Offices to Accommodate Growth
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. NorDig (note: the latter is an organization that is specifying a common digital-TV platform for Scandinavia and the Republic of Ireland) has announced that it has replaced DVB-MHP with HbbTV as the API for advanced integrated receivers and decoders (IRD's). "NorDig has specified a common API for interactive services...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ANA, Skyviia, ANT, HbbTV, WOW!, Arris, Moxi

--ANA Study: Advertisers Increasingly Interested in Second-Screen, Connected-TV, Addressable Ads
--Skyviia to Integrate ANT's HbbTV Platform into its New SoC Solutions
--WOW! Launches Arris's Moxi-Based Whole-Home Solution
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) recently teamed with Forrester Research on a survey of around 100 national advertisers. Among other things, the study appears to show that advertisers are increasingly interested in broadcast-synchronized second-screen advertising, connected-TV advertising, set-top box data, and addressable advertising. "Compared to 2010, the number...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): EBU, HbbTV, Flingo, Fox, Red Hot Chili Peppers

--EBU Members Offered White-Label HbbTV Apps for Olympics, Eurovision Song Contest
--Flingo Raises $7 Million to Expand Device Footprint, ACR Infrastructure
--Fox, Red Hot Chili Peppers Launch Interactive Videos
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced last week that its members will be offered generic HbbTV applications for deployment during the Olympics and the Eurovision Song Contest (note: HbbTV is a pan-European hybrid-TV initiative that aims to harmonize the delivery of broadcast and broadband content through connected-TV devices). "Three...

Smart Electronic Licenses ANT's Galio HbbTV Platform

-- German Set-top Manufacturer Developing Hybrid Boxes
Digital TV software specialist ANT said that it is licensing its Galio Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV platform to German set-top box manufacturer Smart Electronic . ANT said Smart Electronic plans to deliver HbbTV services under the SMART brand to viewers in Germany, using free, over-the-air broadcast signals. Based in Germany's Black Forest region, Smart Electronic is developing interactive services for hybrid set-tops that offer access to a portal featuring Web content, social networks, video-on-demand content...

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