HTML5

Rogers Taps Brightcove, Endeca to Power Redesigned Version of its "Citytv Video Theatre" Web Site

--Brightcove: Rival Ooyala "Crossed an Ethical Line that Could Have Harmed Customers and the Industry"
--More Broadband Video Platform Providers Announce iPad/HTML5 Support
--Hulu May Test Subscription-Based Service with New iPad App
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , said Wednesday that it has been tapped by Rogers Digital Media to power a redesigned version of the latter's " Citytv Video Theatre " Web site ( http://video.citytv.com ). The revamped site--which offers locally produced programming from Citytv itself, as well as full-length episodes of such shows as "30 Rock," "The Bachelor" and "The Biggest Loser"--also features technology from Endeca Technologies which has been integrated with the Brightcove platform...

In Time for Apple iPad Launch, Brightcove and Ooyala Launch HTML5 Video Solutions

--CBS Reported to Be Working to Ensure its Online Video Offerings Support HTML5/iPad
In time for the April 3rd launch of the Apple iPad, broadband video platform providers, Brightcove and Ooyala , have both announced HTML5-based solutions that support delivery of online video to the new tablet device.

Brightcove bills its solution, dubbed the Brightcove Experience for HTML5 and announced today (Monday), as a framework for publishing and delivering "high-quality interactive and advertising-supported Web video experiences for HTML5-compatible devices." The company says that it is...

News Round-Up

--CableLabs' Next ETV Interop Begins February 22nd, Deadline for Applying Is January 29th
--DirecTV Begins Public Beta of Multiroom DVR
--Report: Hulu Mulling Plans to Launch Subscription Service
--Kaltura Releases Video Extension for Moodle
--Live Interactive Broadband Video Spin-Off Planned for Channel 4's "Embarrassing Bodies"
--Move Networks Appoints Eddy Hartenstein, Sol Trujillo to its Board
--SureWest Launches Microsoft Mediaroom-Based IPTV Service
--Ustream Launches Pay-Per-View Capability
--Verizon Rolls Out Interactive TV Upgrade in Pittsburgh and West Central Florida
--Vimeo Beta-Launches HTML5 Video Player
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco ) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco ), we are covering a number of stories in this issue in summary form: CableLabs has issued an RFI for its next Enhanced TV Interop event, which is scheduled to take place February 22nd-26th, and which will focus on interoperability between ETV applications...

YouTube Launches "Experimental" HTML5 Video Player, New Rental Program

--Rental Program Kicks Off This Friday with Five Movies from the Sundance Film Festival
In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday afternoon, YouTube announced that it is introducing an "experimental version" of an HTML5-based video player . YouTube recently used its blog to canvas users on what kinds of new features they would like to see on its video sharing service, and, according to the company, the "number one request was that YouTube do more with HTML5." HTML5 is "a new Web standard that is gaining popularity rapidly...

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