HBBTV

News Round-Up (VI): Opera, Toshiba, PlayJam, Freeview, Tesco, Project Canvas (YouView)

--Opera Browser to Be Offered on New Toshiba HbbTV Devices
--PlayJam Games Now Available on Freeview Set-Tops through Partnership with Tesco
--Project Canvas Incorporates as YouView, Names Richard Halton CEO
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. Oslo, Norway-based browser specialist, Opera Software , has announced that a customized version of its Opera browser will be offered on Toshiba's latest HbbTV sets in Europe, the REGZA VL and WV series. (Note: HbbTV--short for "Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV"--is a pan-European initiative...

News Round-Up (II): CloverLeaf, DTG, Project Canvas, Envivio, Edgeware, Verimatrix

--Three More ILEC's Launch CloverLeaf Digital's Localized Interactive TV Services and Games
--DTG to Offer Testing for Connected TV, HbbTV, Project Canvas
--Envivio, Edgeware, Verimatrix Partner on Multiscreen TV Solution
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 (I): ActiveVideo Networks, ANT, Ocean Blue, AT&T, Microsoft

--ActiveVideo Networks to Demo Cloud-Based 3D TV User Interface at IBC
--ANT, Ocean Blue Partner to Develop Integrated HbbTV/Connected-TV Solution
--Report: AT&T Working to Enable U-verse TV on Xbox 360
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...

justAd.TV to Unveil Technology that Lets Operators Run Internet-Style Ads on Non-Linear TV

--Technology Is Targeted at Cable, Satellite and IPTV Operators and HbbTV Broadcasters
Israeli interactive TV advertising company, justAd.TV , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know about its exhibit plans (Booth 5.B09s) for the IBC. The company, which is appearing at the show for the first time, says that it will launch a complete TV advertising system that is designed to enable cable, satellite and IPTV operators and HbbTV broadcasters to apply "Internet-style" advertising to non-linear entertainment services, such as VOD and DVR-recorded content. The system has...

News Round-Up (IV): Icareus (HbbTV), ITV, LOVEFiLM, MGM

--Finnish Interactive TV Company, Icareus, Launches Object Carousel and Lab Solution for HbbTV
--ITV Live to Enable Two-Screen Interactive TV for "The X Factor"
--LOVEFiLM in Streaming Video Deal with MGM
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/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Helsinki-based interactive TV company, Icareus , has announced two new HbbTV-compliant products: Icareus Playout CS100 for HbbTV, which the company bills as a professional DSM-CC object carousel for managing and delivering interactive TV applications in commercial broadcast networks; and Icareus Playout PC100 for...

Strategy & Technology to Offer HbbTV Interactive TV Solution via Deal with Access

Strategy & Technology --a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, which recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of the significant growth in international sales of its products that it has achieved over the past four years (see the article published on itvt.com, April 21st)--said Tuesday that it has signed a licensing agreement with Access Systems Europe , a subsidiary of Access, a company that bills itself as a provider...

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...

HbbTV Spec Approved by ETSI as HbbTV Consortium Draws Up Charter and Opens to New Members

--DTG Opens Consultation on Interoperability and Innovation on the UK's Digital Terrestrial Platform
The HbbTV Consortium --the group behind " Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV " ( HbbTV ), a pan-European initiative that was launched last August and that describes its goal as "harmonizing the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to the end-consumer through connected TV's and set-top boxes" (note: according to the Consortium, the HbbTV initiative is based on elements of existing specs, including OIPF, CEA, DVB and W3C specs; the consortium's founding members are ANT...

News Round-Up (IV)

--FCC Grants Studios Waiver of Laws Covering "Selectable Output Technology"
--Intek Digital Licenses ANT Galio Suite for HbbTV
--itaas Ports TVWorks EBIF User Agent to Cisco Set-Top Boxes
--itaas, Openet Team on Demo of Real-Time Order Fulfillment and Upsell Applications
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The FCC has granted MPAA-member studios a waiver of laws governing "selectable output technology," thus providing them with the legal ability to turn off any secondary outputs on TV's and set-top boxes during the viewing of any film not yet available on DVD. The goal of the...

News Round-Up (I)

--ActiveVideo Networks Acquires Interactive TV Games Company, TAG Networks
--ActiveVideo Networks Integrates CloudTV Tech with SMiT's CI+ Modules
--ANT Selected by Kathrein for HbbTV Devices
--AT&T Launches U-verse Online Portal
--Bee.tv Launches Direct-to-Consumer Online Service in Private Beta
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Cloud-based interactive TV technology company, ActiveVideo Networks , has announced that it has acquired TAG Networks , an interactive TV games company with which it has worked very...

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