Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Comcast, Comedy Central, Xbox, Commercial Break, Cord-Cutting, Roger Corman, Cox, Digisoft.tv, Icareus, Screen, HbbTV, Digitalsmiths, zeebox, Thuuz

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Dish, Thuuz, DramaFever, Google TV, Espial, Mitsubishi, Fox, Twitter, GetGlue, Harmonic, CCAP, Sony, Alticast, Icareus, HbbTV, iMediaShare, Netflix, A&E, History

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive ( December 10th in New York City--early-bird pricing ends this Sunday! ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format: Dish Network Launches "Game Finder" Interactive TV App for its Hopper DVR; App Powered by Thuuz DramaFever App Brings Korean Television Shows to Google TV Espial TV Browser Powering Mitsubishi Set-Top Boxes for Japanese...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Icareus, Kaltura, Livestream, Perform, Sportal, Revision3, SeaChange, Neon Stingray, Synacor, ThinkAnalytics, Pace, TP Vision, JustAd.tv, Akamai, Verimatrix, TiVo, Opera, Vestel, Yospace

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City)--and because of the large volume of news currently being generated by the IFA and IBC shows--we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format: Icareus Update: Powers Social TV for Kuwait's FASTtelco; Delivers iTV Suite Integrator and Monitor Solutions to Italy's RAI; Delivers Interactive TV Playout Technology for HbbTV...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): HbbTV 1.5, Icareus, Comcast, HBO Go, Xbox Live, Jasmine V, IE

--Version 1.5 of the HbbTV Hybrid-TV Specification Released
--Icareus Expands its Portfolio of HbbTV Solutions
--Comcast to Give Subscribers Access to HBO Go on Xbox Live
--Jasmine V Partners with Microsoft Internet Explorer on Interactive Video
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. The HbbTV Consortium (note: HbbTV--short for "Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV"--is a pan-European hybrid-TV initiative that aims to harmonize the delivery of broadcast and broadband content through connected-TV devices) has published version 1.5 of its HbbTV specification. "Version 1.5 of the HbbTV specification notably introduces support for HTTP adaptive streaming...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC iPlayer, BeeSmart, Icareus, Bravo, Chase

--BBC Trust Publishes Final Version of BBC iPlayer Syndication Guidelines
--BeeSmart Taps Icareus to Develop Social-TV Apps for its Middleware Platform
--Bravo Partners with Chase to Enhance New Culinary Competition Series
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. The BBC Trust has published the final version of its guidelines for syndication of the BBC iPlayer to third-party platforms and devices (note: for background on the guidelines, see the articles published on itvt.com, January 12th, February 23rd and November 9th, 2011). "Stakeholders raised some concerns about our provisional...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- iTunes Creator Helping to Develop TV for Apple -- Shelby.tv Builds Apps for iPhone, iPad -- DirecTV Adds Recommendation Engine to Interactive Program Guide -- NCTC Expands into TV Everywhere Authentication -- Nintendo Lands Hulu Plus for 3DS, Wii -- Alticast Partners with Icareus

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Cablevision, Facebook, Netflix, Icareus

--Cablevision Launches RS-DVR in Brooklyn
--Facebook Names Netflix's Reed Hastings to its Board of Directors
--Finland's Icareus Secures Three New Interactive TV Deals
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: Cablevision launched its $10.95-per-month "DVR Plus" Remote Storage DVR (RS-DVR) service in the New York City borough of Brooklyn last Friday, following a launch in the Bronx in January and a launch in Connecticut in April. Multichannel News's Todd Spangler has more . Facebook has announced that Netflix chairman and CEO,...

Icareus Develops OTT Interactive TV Service Platform for Senior Citizens

--Company Delivers Interactive TV Lab Environment to Indonesian Government Agency
Helsinki-based interactive TV company, Icareus , said Wednesday that it has developed a "new kind" of interactive, over-the-top (OTT) TV offering that will be targeted at senior citizens in Finland. The company says that the first customer of the "SeniorTV" OTT Platform and service is a Finnish company called EcoTec that is launching it under its own brand, SmartCare TV.

According to Icareus, SeniorTV enables Ecotec to offer senior citizens a service...

Alticast Launches Icareus's Casual Interactive TV Games in Taiwan

Interactive TV software specialist Alticast 's Alticast Taiwan arm said Tuesday that it has launched ITV casual games from Icareus Studios , the ITV content production arm of Finnish ITV specialist, Icareus, on Taiwanese cable operator KBro's MHP-based platform (note: for more on Alticast's work on the platform, see the article published on itvt.com, October 7th, 2008). KBro--which is controlled by the Carlyle Group--is Taiwan's largest MSO, with 12 cable systems and 1.1 million subscribers--around...

News Round-Up (IV): Icareus (HbbTV), ITV, LOVEFiLM, MGM

--Finnish Interactive TV Company, Icareus, Launches Object Carousel and Lab Solution for HbbTV
--ITV Live to Enable Two-Screen Interactive TV for "The X Factor"
--LOVEFiLM in Streaming Video Deal with MGM
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. Helsinki-based interactive TV company, Icareus , has announced two new HbbTV-compliant products: Icareus Playout CS100 for HbbTV, which the company bills as a professional DSM-CC object carousel for managing and delivering interactive TV applications in commercial broadcast networks; and Icareus Playout PC100 for...