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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Canoe Ventures, Comcast, Opera, Digital TV Labs

--Canoe Ventures Continues Hiring Spree, Outlines How New Hires Will Support its Strategy
--Comcast Casts Light on its Connected-TV Plans
--Opera Using Digital TV Labs' Ligada Test Tool to Facilitate HbbTV Browser Integration
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. Canoe Ventures has appointed David Kelly as VP of affiliate relations, reporting to CFO, Neil Schaffer. The company has also provided more information on its recent hires and promotions of industry veterans Chris Pizzurro, Jonathan Bokor and Sanjay Patel (see the article published on itvt.com, September 15th), explaining how they will...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bravo Media, Canoe Ventures, DMA, Channel 4

--Bravo Names Suejin Yang VP of Digital Media
--Canoe Ventures' RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product Wins DMA Innovation Award
--Channel 4 Trumpets August Increase in VOD Usage
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 a couple of 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. Bravo...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): thePlatform, Visible World, Cox, Yidio

--thePlatform Appoints VP of Engineering, In-House General Counsel
--Addressable Advertising Specialist, Visible World, Secures Deployment with Cox
--Programming Discovery Specialist, Yidio, Launches Personalized Daily Email Alerts
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 a couple of 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. Comcast-owned...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): itaas, Nagra, Gracenote, Netflix, Discovery Communications

--itaas Hires Dave Hansen to Lead Sales
--Nagra Integrates Gracenote's eyeQ into its Multiscreen TV Solution
--Netflix in Streaming Deal with Discovery Communications
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. Interactive TV technology services company, itaas , has hired Dave Hansen to lead its sales team. Hansen, who will report to president and CEO, Vibha Rustagi, was previously in sales management at Scientific-Atlanta and Cisco. According to itaas, he has extensive experience working with cable MSO's. "Having Dave responsible for our...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Visible Measures, YouTube, YouView

--Social Video Analytics and Advertising Company, Visible Measures, Raises $13 Million
--YouTube Adds 2D-3D Conversion, Video-Creation Tools; Lets Verified Users Upload Long-Form Video
--YouView Appoints CTO
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. Visible Measures , which offers an analytics and advertising platform for social video, has announced that it has secured $13 million in a Series-D funding round, led by DAG Ventures with participation from Conde Nast-owner, Advance Publications , and from existing investors, General Catalyst Partners , Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): ITV, Minerva Networks, Miramax

--UK Commercial Broadcaster, ITV, to Launch Micropayments System in January
--Minerva Appoints VP of European Operations
--Miramax Appoints SVP of Global Digital
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. Last month, ITV CEO Adam Crozier stated that the UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster plans to monetize its ITV Player online programming catch-up service via a micropayments system that is slated to launch in January. "Our pay mechanism will launch at the turn of...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Vision IPTV

--Suddenlink Trumpets Success of its "TV Everywhere" Service
--Time Warner Cable Taps Ex-Joost CEO to Head Web Services and Technology
--Vision IPTV Launches White-Label Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
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: Cable operator Suddenlink is trumpeting the success of its "TV Everywhere" service, Suddenlink2Go, which launched just last month. "Suddenlink customers streamed video content through Suddenlink2GO more than 630,000 times last month, for a weekly average of nearly 160,000 streams," the company states in its press materials. "In addition, the number of...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Envivio, Hulu, Facebook, Immersive Media

--Envivio Appoints VP of Internet Television in Bid to Enhance its OTT Strategy
--Hulu Relaunches "Facebook on Hulu"
--Immersive Media Launches 360-Degree Interactive Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
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: Envivio , a provider of processing solutions for live and on-demand multiscreen IP video, has named Matt Smith VP of Internet television, in what it bills as a bid to enhance its OTT strategy and solutions. Smith was previously VP and chief systems architect at Inlet Technologies and subsequently an architect...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Sony, YouView, thePlatform, Time Warner Cable

--Sony's UK Chief Says Company Will Not Support YouView
--thePlatform Names Former SeaChange Exec, Simon McGrath, General Manager for Europe
--Time Warner Cable Launches Version 2.0 of its iPad Streaming App
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: Speaking at a consumer electronics conference in London earlier this week, Sony 's managing director for UK and Ireland, Gildas Pelliet, revealed that the company does not plan to support the UK's YouView standard (note: YouView is an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and UK public-service broadcasters, ITV, Channel 4...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): itaas, ITV, Massive, BBC

--itaas Appoints Pat Tylka to its Advisory Board
--ITV Launches ITV Player App for iOS
--Massive Trumpets its Work on the BBC News Product for Connected TV
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: Interactive TV services provider, itaas , has named Pat Tylka to its advisory board. "Tylka will give itaas the benefit of his sales management experience and knowledge of the global telecommunications industry," the company states in its press materials. "Tylka has over 30 years' management experience in the global telecommunications and...

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