IBC

Accedo Broadband to Unveil Connected-TV Apps for TV Operators at IBC

Accedo Broadband --a Stockholm-based provider of interactive TV applications and content for IPTV and broadband-connected consumer electronics devices (note: the company, which was founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs, Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson, offers a range of applications, but is best known for its games)--said last week that it plans to unveil a range of applications that will enable TV operators to make their offering available over connected-TV/OTT devices, including Blu-ray players and HDTV...

News Round-Up (I): ABC Family, ANT, AT&T U-verse TV

--ABC Family Launches Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV App for iPad
--ANT Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--AT&T U-verse TV Launches Multiview Interactive TV App for Chicago Cubs Home Games
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few 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, please bear with us. We apologize...

News Round-Up (VI): Ocean Blue, Ooyala, Facebook, Oxygen

--Ocean Blue Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Ooyala Launches Facebook Sharing SDK
--Oxygen Extends OxygenLive Social TV Service with OxygenLive TV
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few 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, please bear with us. We apologize...

News Round-Up (V): Digital TV Labs, Envivio, Epix, Charter

--Digital TV Labs to Launch CI+ Test Tool at IBC
--Envivio Secures $15 Million in New Funding, "Strengthens" Management Team
--Epix's Online Video Service Now Available to Charter Customers
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...

News Round-Up (IV): Dreampark, Epix, FASCINATE, Gotuit

--Dreampark Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Epix Hires Ex-Showtime Exec, Signs First-Look Deal with Albie Hecht's Worldwide Biggies
--Pan-European Interactive TV Project, FASCINATE, Receives EUR 9.35 Million of EU Funding
--Gotuit Powering Broadband Video Portal for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. Swedish middleware provider, Dreampark , has announced the line-up of technologies and products that it will be showcasing in its booth (Hall 4, Stand A75) at...

News Round-Up (VI): NDS, Netflix, News Over Wireless (Yahoo! TV Widgets), Ooyala

--NDS Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Netflix Extends Deal with Warner Bros., Will Launch Streaming Service in Canada
--News Over Wireless Creating Yahoo! TV Widgets for over 30 Local TV Stations
--Ooyala Supports Silverlight, Demo's Interactive Video Capabilities
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , has announced the line-up of technologies and products that it will be showcasing in its booth (Hall...

Kudelski Executive Appointed to OpenTV's Board of Directors

--OpenTV Planning European Push for its Eclipse Ad Campaign Management Platform at IBC
In a regulatory filing earlier this week, interactive TV and advanced advertising technology provider, OpenTV , stated that it has appointed Alex Osadzinski , EVP and director of digital TV product at Kudelski , to its board of directors. Osadzinski is the third Kudelski executive currently on OpenTV's board: the others are Kudelski chairman, Andre Kudelski, and Pierre Roy, COO of Kudelski-subsidiary, Nagravision. Kudelski controls approximately 77% of the voting shares of OpenTV. Earlier this...

ActiveVideo Networks to Demo "Cloud-Based" Interactive TV Solutions for CI+-Enabled TV's at IBC

--ActiveVideo's Edgar Villalpando Provides More Detail in his itvt.com Blog
ActiveVideo Networks (formerly ICTV), a San Jose, Calif.-based company which offers a platform that it bills as intelligently streaming both traditional and Web-based content to digital set-top boxes and Web-connected CE devices and as combining the personalized, dynamic socially connected experience of the Web with the quality, immediacy and remote-control navigation that end-users expect from television (note: the platform, which earlier this year ActiveVideo announced had been deployed by Oceanic Time Warner Cable, and which...

New Interactive TV Company, Intertainment Broadcasting Corporation, Launches

An Irvine, Calif.-based interactive TV start-up called Intertainment Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) announced its existence via a press release, Wednesday, in which it stated that it plans to "deliver live and interactive programming via TV and Internet, nationwide, through [a] partnership with a leading cable and satellite company in the US, beginning September, 2009." The company says it has filed two preliminary patents, "including...technology to allow viewers to immediately purchase gift cards in real time. The...

Companies Announce Plans for IBC

--Accedo Broadband, Softel, Strategy & Technology, SysMedia
A number of interactive TV companies contacted [itvt] last week to let us know about their exhibition plans for the upcoming IBC show in Amsterdam (note: if your company is looking to publicize its IBC plans, let us know, and we may include a brief round-up in a semi-regular IBC preview feature): Accedo Broadband --a Stockholm-based aggregator and distributor of interactive TV applications and content for IPTV and broadband-connected consumer electronics devices (note: the company,...

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