Outdoor Channel Launches iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App

The Outdoor Channel has launched a free iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app in the iTunes App Store. Key features of the app, according to the network, include: The ability to access video clips of Outdoor Channel shows, exclusive "talent footage," and highlighted event clips. According to the network, the app takes advantage of Apple's new AirPlay technology, allowing users to stream video from their iOS device directly to an Apple TV box. News on hunting, fishing, shooting,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Sigma Designs, "The Voice," Time Warner Cable

--Sigma Designs Unveils Reference Design for Ultra-Thin Set-Top Box
--NBC Reality Show, "The Voice," Offers Extensive Social Media Integration
--Time Warner Cable to Launch Version 2.0 of its iPad App Later this Month
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Sigma Designs has unveiled a platform reference design for an "Ultra-Thin" set-top box that it claims will enable "an experience only found in devices that are combined with networking gateways" and "will add more fuel to the growing market of set-top-boxes by enabling these products to stream high-definition content from the Web, in...

iCueTV Scores Tcommerce Deals with Major MSOs

CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – Several major cable MSOs plan to deploy a tcommerce solution from iCueTV during the fourth quarter of 2011, CEO Michael Huegel said here Wednesday. While Huegel declined to name the distributors that iCueTV has struck deals with, he said the deployments will include "true tcommerce," where cable subscribers will be able to buy products marketed by advertisers with a click of their remote controls. The cable rollouts will also...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Cablevision, Canoe, chumby, Pace, Comcast

--Cablevision Launches, Claims Success for, Optimum Select RFI with Email Fulfillment
--Canoe Ventures Unveils ExpandTV, a New Consumer-Facing Brand for Interactive Ads and Programs
--chumby, Pace Team to Demo chumby Apps on Pace Set-Top Boxes
--Comcast to Unveil "Next-Generation Xfinity TV Experience" This Thursday
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Cablevision has announced the launch of Optimum Select RFI with Email Fulfillment, an interactive TV advertising format that allows viewers to "opt-in and engage directly with advertisers through a few clicks of the remote to request more information via email from a 30-second spot." According to the MSO, which launched its...

SeaChange Demos Nitro Multiplatform User Interface at The Cable Show

-- Interactive Program Guide Challenges Rovi
Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International i s showing off its Nitro user interface and interactive program guide at The Cable Show this week. Nitro, which is a user interface that cable operators can use to deliver content to TVs, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices, is a product that SeaChange could use to challenge Rovi 's domination of the interactive program guide business. Operators that already have licenses with Rovi – which owns the IPG...

Cable Executives Debate Charging Fees for iPad Streaming

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt] CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – News Corp. CEO Chase Carey said here Tuesday that programmers should charge additional fees for distributing live video to Apple's iPad and other mobile devices, debating the issue with executives from major cable MSOs and other programming companies. "I think the consumer is willing to pay fair value for a good experience," Carey said during the opening session at The Cable Show convention when...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): thePlatform, Alcatel-Lucent, TiVo, Zodiac Interactive

--thePlatform Teams with Alcatel-Lucent on Multiscreen Video Platform
--TiVo Unveils Two New Set-Tops to Power "Next Generation" of its Whole-Home Solution
--TiVo Revamps its iPad App with New Features Tailored for Cable Operators
--Zodiac Interactive to Demo New PowerUp Solutions at Cable Show
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: thePlatform and Alcatel-Lucent have announced that they have jointly developed a "multiscreen video platform that supports the delivery of live scheduled TV, video-on-demand (VOD) and 'TV Everywhere' services to a variety of screens, allowing pay-TV subscribers to access their video content in the home or on the go, on whichever device...

Media Heavyweights Back Fanhattan

-- Startup's iPad App Integrates Content from Netflix, Hulu, iTunes
Several media and technology industry veterans are teaming up to back Fanhattan , a San Mateo, Calif.-based digital startup that has developed an iPad app that integrates content from Netflix , Hulu , iTunes , ABC and other online video services. Fanhattan's board includes investor Jarl Mohn, who is the former CEO of E! Entertainment Television and Liberty Digital . TiVo founder Mike Ramsay also sits on the board, and Fanhattan's executive team includes veterans...

Clearleap Shops iPad Solution to Pay TV Providers

-- itaas Builds App Based on Clearleap Platform
Clearleap is looking to boost revenue from pay TV providers that want to develop iPad applications, taking the wraps off of a cloud-based solution that can enable the delivery of IP video to tablets and other connected devices. The Atlanta-based firm said its Stream On Demand product is designed to allow application developers to focus on the user experience, while Clearleap would manage billing, subscriber authentication, security, parental controls for apps for the iPad and...