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Interactive TV News Round-Up (X): Verizon FiOS, Pandora, Vision IPTV, Roku, Visiware

--Verizon FiOS TV Launches Pandora Widget
--Vision IPTV Lets Broadcasters Deliver Video to Roku's OTT Platform
--Visiware Reveals its Exhibit Plans for IBC 2011
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: Verizon FiOS TV has launched Pandora 's streaming music service to subscribers in California, Texas and Virginia, and plans to roll it out in additional markets over the coming months. "FiOS TV subscribers can access their existing personalized radio stations from Pandora, or create a new account with the popular service...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Netgem, never.no, Nickelodeon, Twitter

--Netgem Launches N Cloud to Facilitate Delivery of TV Content on Connected Devices in the Home
--never.no to Showcase its New Synchronized Companion App Framework at IBC 2011
--Nickelodeon to Offer Original "SpongeBob SquarePants" Story on Twitter
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: French DTV technology provider, Netgem , has launched a solution dubbed the N Cloud, which it bills as "enabl[ing] operators to meet customers' demand for simple and consistent access to all content, including live TV and video-on-demand, from any connected device within the home." According to Netgem, it has signed up...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange, Melita, Softel, TF1, Facebook

--SeaChange Powers VOD for Maltese Pay-TV Operator, Melita
--Softel Announces its IBC2011 Exhibit Plans
--French Broadcaster, TF1, Launches Social VOD Service on Facebook
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: SeaChange International has announced that it is providing a range of technologies and content for Maltese pay-TV operator Melita's new VOD service, which is slated to launch later this summer. "Melita selected the SeaChange Express solution with the SeaChange Adrenalin video backoffice and SeaChange VOD Managed Services, as well as a...

News Round-Up (X): TiVo, Samsung, TV Genius, STV, Amino, HBO, Verizon FiOS TV

--TiVo, Samsung in Deal to Develop Advanced HD DVR
--TV Genius Selected by Scottish Broadcaster STV, Collaborates with Amino at IBC
--Cinemax "TV Everywhere" Service Now Available to Verizon FiOS TV Customers
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 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 your news covered in this issue,...

Dreampark Provides Frontend TV Middleware Solution to Finland's Maxisat

--Solution Billed as Letting Operators Deploy Advanced UI, without Swapping out Existing Infrastructure
--Dreampark Reveals Exhibit Plans for IBC
Swedish middleware (cable, terrestrial, IPTV) provider, Dreampark , said Wednesday that it has supplied a frontend middleware solution to Finnish pay-TV operator, Maxisat . According to the company, Maxisat is the first Finnish operator to offer TV and OTT services using a scalable vector graphics (SVG) client, allowing for high-definition user interfaces. The frontend solution delivered by Dreampark is based on the company's Dreamgallery Next Generation platform which is based on SVG and which it...

News Round-Up

--ANT Reports Higher H1 Revenues, Lower Losses
--BBC Outlines iPlayer Design Strategy
--Evolution Digital to Incorporate EBIF into its DTA's
--Harmonic Reveals Exhibit Plans for IBC
--IMPALA Welcomes BBC's Decision to Open Source its MHEG+ Toolkit
--Netgem Posts Strong H1 Financial Results
--Sony Launches Qriocity OTT VOD Service in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK
--Interactive TV Company, Two Way Media, Launches Web Game on Virginmedia.com
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cambridge, UK-based digital TV client software company, ANT , has released financial results for the first half: revenues totaled £2.1 million, compared to £2.0 million for the year-ago period; and losses from operations totaled £0.5 million, compared to £0.9 million. The BBC has published a detailed account on its BBC Internet blog of the design...

ActiveVideo to Showcase Delivery of Two-Way VOD and Interactive TV over One-Way Networks at IBC

Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , has unveiled its exhibit plans for its booth (3.B20) at the IBC in Amsterdam (September 9th-14th). According to the company--which says that its technology is now available in 5 million homes--its presence at the show will revolve around "two-way services that can immediately transform legacy one-way cable networks," and will be designed to demonstrate how its flagship CloudTV platform can use processing within the network to enable operators...

Concurrent to Unveil "New Video Ecosystem" at IBC

--Company Reports Higher Revenues and Profits for its Fiscal Fourth Quarter
Concurrent , a company that specializes in VOD, media data and advanced advertising solutions, said Tuesday that it will use the IBC show in Amsterdam (booth 4.B74) to unveil a new "video ecosystem" which it bills as connecting media creation, publishing and delivery service companies with consumers via a unified video delivery and data collection platform that can tap into any screen. According to the company, the solution delivers TV-quality video to any device--including TV...

News Round-Up (I): ActionView, Comcast, Amino, AT&T

--ActionView International in Deal to Offer Mixed Martial Arts Programming on Comcast VOD
--Amino to Launch "Amino Solutions" Offering, Focus on OTT Solutions, at IBC
--AT&T Launches Interactive TV Account Manager App
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. Pay-per-view event promoter, ActionView International , and its subsidiary, MatchFights , have announced that their World Championship Full Contact (WCFC) mixed martial arts events are now available on Comcast 's VOD service in the Mountain West region "with plans to expand the offerings...

News Round-Up (VII): Orca Interactive, Alpha Networks, YouGov, YouTube

--Viaccess's Orca Interactive Teams with Alpha Networks to Demo turnKeyTV IPTV Solution at IBC
--New YouGov Survey Appears to Show Significant Consumer Interest in Interactive TV
--Report: YouTube in Negotiations to Launch Streaming VOD Service
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. Viaccess and its IPTV middleware and content-discovery subsidiary, Orca Interactive , have announced that they will demo a white-label IPTV solution in Orca's booth (2.B40) at the IBC in Amsterdam next month. The "turnKeyTV" solution, which employs set-tops from China's Yuxing and service...

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