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Interview: S3 Group's VP of TV Technology, Philip Brennan, on the Company's New Deal with Canoe Ventures

S3 Group , a Dublin-based provider of automated testing solutions for digital TV content delivery platforms and devices, announced Monday that Canoe Ventures has chosen its StormTest Development Center as the automated testing solution for its national deployment of EBIF-enabled interactive TV applications. According to S3, StormTest Development Center will enable Canoe to test multiple set-top boxes from multiple vendors, across different operator networks, seamlessly and from a single testing platform.

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IX): Shazam, Spike TV, Time Warner Cable

--Shazam's Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Tech Enhances Spike TV's "The Deadliest Warrior"
--Time Warner Cable Promises Patch to Fix Bugs in Version 2.0 of its TWCable TV iPad 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: Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"), contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that its Shazam for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CBS Interactive, Clikthrough, Gucci, Hearst, DECE

--CBS Interactive's New "Star Trek" iPad App Proving Popular
--Clikthrough in Interactive Video Deals with Gucci, Hearst Publishing
--DECE Launches B2B Licensing Program for its UltraViolet Digital Rights Locker System
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: CBS Interactive contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that its recently launched $4.99 "Star Trek PADD App " for iPad (see the article published on itvt.com, July 11th) is proving successful. Although "it's only been available for two days, in the US it's beamed up to the #1 Paid...

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...

"Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Channing Dawson , Senior Advisor, Scripps Networks (Moderator) John Hashimoto , Director of Product Development for ITV/VOD/Connected TV, The Weather Channel Scott Maddux , SVP of Product Development, Nielsen Lisa Murphy , Head of Sales...

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 (II): CBS Interactive, "Star Trek," Channel 4, Facebook, Cisco

--CBS Interactive Launches "Star Trek" App for iPad
--Channel 4 to Offer Live Streaming Coverage of its T4 on the Beach Event through Facebook
--Report: Cisco Selling Off its Set-Top Box Manufacturing Facility
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: CBS Interactive on Monday announced the launch of the official " Star Trek PADD " (stands for "Personal Access Display Device") app for iPad. Priced at $4.99 and available in the Apple App Store, the app "features an authentic reproduction of the LCARS interface--the fictional computer operating system depicted in the...

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): NDS, Time Warner Cable, Virgin Media, TiVo, Youku, Warner Bros.

--NDS Joins MoCA
--Time Warner Cable Northeast OH/Western PA Rolls Out ITV App for Ordering Premium Services
--Virgin Media Developing iPad Companion App for its Virgin Media TV Powered by TiVo Service
--China's Youku Signs Broadband VOD Deal with Warner Bros., Launches Premium Service
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 and conditional access technology provider, NDS , has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) as an associate member. "NDS is engaged in a number of service provider projects featuring MoCA," MoCA explains in its press materials. "NDS is responsible for the middleware and user experience in Liberty Global's...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Music Choice, Verizon FiOS, NBC, Netgem, Virgin Mobile France

--Music Choice's Interactive Music Video Network, SWRV, Launches on Verizon FiOS TV
--NBC Launches NBC.com App for iPad
--Netgem Tapped to Power Virgin Mobile France's Virgin Mobile Box TV Offering
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 Music Choice's interactive music video network, SWRV , in all its markets. The launch of the SWRV linear-TV channel, which is available to FiOS TV Extreme HD and Ultimate HD subscribers on channel 1799, follows the recent launch on Verizon FiOS TV of a Music Choice...

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