Hillcrest Labs

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Hillcrest Labs, Humax, SeaChange, tru2way, itaas, Samsung

--Hillcrest Labs Secures New Customers
--New Humax tru2way STB Incorporates SeaChange's Nucleus Hybrid Gateway Software and Nitro Apps
--itaas Wins Samsung's "Free the TV Challenge" Connected-TV App-Development Contest
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Hillcrest Labs, httv, SindiTV

--Hillcrest Labs Unveils Next Generation of its Motion-Control Product Portfolio
¬--France's httv, Singapore's SindiTV Form Strategic Partnership to Target Connected-TV Market
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. Motion-control technology specialist,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Hillcrest Labs, Roku, httv

--Roku Licenses Hillcrest Labs Technology for its New Motion-Sensing Remote Control
--httv to Launch httvBOX "Turnkey" Software Solution for Connected TV's and Set-Top Boxes at IBC 2011
Because the [itvt] editorial team was recently on the road for several weeks--and has also 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 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 news covered...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): HBO, Hillcrest Labs, MediaMall Technologies

--HBO Go Set to Surpass 3 Million Downloads
--Hillcrest Labs to Market New Motion-Sensing Remote Directly to Pay-TV Subscribers
--MediaMall Technologies Launches Closed Beta for PlayLater, a "DVR for Online Video"
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: HBO 's "TV Everywhere" app, HBO Go, will by this weekend surpass the 3 million download mark, a company spokesperson told CNET earlier this week. The app, which launched May 2nd, is available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and allows authenticated HBO subscribers to access around 1,400 shows. According to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Comcast, Hillcrest Labs, Jinni

--Comcast Unveils Plans to Extend its Pay-TV Offering to the iPad and to Android-Powered Tablets
--Hillcrest Launches Motion-Control System for Connected TV's, Licenses Freespace Tech to SMK
--"Mood-Based" Programming Search-and-Recommendation Specialist, Jinni, Raises $5 Million
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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...

News Round-Up (VI): Tim Hanlon, Mediabrands, Hillcrest Labs, Innovid, ITV, Leap Media, Logitech, DISH Network, Google TV

--Tim Hanlon to Head Up Mediabrands' Velociter Investment Arm
--Hillcrest Labs Launches New Version of its Kylo Web Browser for TV
--Interactive Video Advertising Company, Innovid, Raises $4.1 Million
--ITV Considering Charging Viewers for Access to Alternative "Coronation Street" Endings Online
--Leap Media Group in Advanced Advertising Partnership with Acxiom
--Logitech Launches Google TV Device
--Logitech in Google TV Marketing Partnership with DISH Network
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. Interactive TV/advanced advertising industry veteran, Tim Hanlon , has been named CEO and managing director of Velociter , Mediabrands' newly rebranded strategic partnership and investment arm. Hillcrest...

News Round-Up (III): Cisco, ExtendMedia, Concurrent, Hillcrest Labs, LG Electronics, Sony

--Cisco to Acquire "TV Everywhere" Technology Provider, ExtendMedia
--Concurrent Hires Cisco, ANT Veterans to Bolster Multiscreen Strategy
--Hillcrest Labs in Freespace Deals with LG and Sony
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. Cisco Systems appears to be ramping up its presence in the emerging "TV Everywhere" space with the announcement that it will acquire multiscreen video-management software solutions provider, ExtendMedia (whose customers include AT&T, Bell Canada and Cablevision), in order to enable it to "help...

Universal Electronics to Showcase "Point-and-Click" Remote Control for 3D and Connected TV at IBC

--Dolphin Remote Incorporates Hillcrest Labs' Freespace Motion-Detection Technology
Remote control specialist, Universal Electronics , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that it plans to demo at next month's IBC a "point-and-click" universal remote, called the Dolphin, which it bills as "ideal for subscription broadcast operators looking to provide subscribers with advanced, Web-connected content options and an immersive 3D viewing experience."

According to the company, the Dolphin remote incorporates Hillcrest Labs' Freespace motion-detection technology, which senses user motions and translates...

Hillcrest Launches New Version of its Kylo TV Web Browser

--Says "Advanced Users" Will Be Able to Configure Kylo to Access Hulu, Which Had Blocked It
Hillcrest Labs , a company best known for its Freespace in-air pointing and motion-control technology and its Loop pointer (see, for example, the article published on itvt.com, November 11th), is today unveiling the latest version of Kylo, the free Web browser for TV that it launched in March (see the article published on itvt.com, March 23rd). Designed for what Hillcrest says are the "millions of households" that connect their PC's or Macs to the TV...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Hillcrest Labs Launches Half-Price Promotion for its Loop Pointer
--Israeli Start-Up, Interlude, Demo's Interactive Video Platform
--Addressable Advertising Specialist, Invidi, Secures $23 Million+ in Google-Led Series D Round
--itaas Develops tru2way-Based Twitter App, Plans Extensive Interactive TV Showcase at Cable Show
--itaas Develops Three New Interactive TV Apps for iN Demand
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. Hillcrest Labs has launched a $49 promotion for its Loop Pointer in-air mouse/remote control device. The device is usually priced at $99. An Israeli start-up called Interlude presented...

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