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never.no to Highlight New "Synchronized Companion App Framework" for its Interactivity Suite at NAB

Norwegian interactive TV technology provider, never.no , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it plans to highlight a new Synchronized Companion App framework--that syncs iPads and other tablets, PC's and smartphones to the action on the TV screen--for its flagship Interactivity Suite (IS) at the 2011 NAB Show in April.

Fox Launches iPad-Based, Broadcast-Synchronized Two-Screen Interactive TV App for "Bones"

BBC to Launch Native iPlayer Apps for iPad and Android Later This Week

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Amino Reports Higher Annual Revenues, H2 Operating Profit
--Report: BBC to Launch Dedicated iPlayer App for iPad This Thursday
--Rovi Replenishes its Cash Reserves
--Sony Launches Qriocity Connected-TV VOD Service in Canada
--Report: Hybrid TV Set to Strike Deal to Ensure Australians Continue to Receive TiVo Service
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related news stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Cambridge, UK-based IPTV/OTT set-top box company, Amino Technologies , has released financial results for the year ended November 30th: Revenues totaled £44 million, compared to £25.3 million for the prior year; gross profit totaled £12.6 million, compared to £8.3 million; gross margins were 28.6%, compared to 32.9%--largely due, the company said, to adverse foreign exchange markets...

Comcast Launches On-Demand Streaming on its Xfinity TV App for iPad

--Says App Has Been Downloaded over 1 Million Times Since its Mid-November Launch

Rovi Launches TV Listings App for iPad

--App Leverages Company's Recently Launched Rovi Media Cloud
Rovi on Tuesday unveiled Rovi What's On TV, a free TV listings app for the Apple iPad. The app, which features what Rovi calls a "graphic, rich magazine-style layout," lets users browse and search local TV listings for 24 hours ahead. In addition, the company says, it uses TV metadata available through API's in the Rovi Media Cloud (note: Rovi bills the latter, which it launched last month at CES, as a suite of entertainment...

Disney/ABC Launches iPad-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV App for "Grey's Anatomy"

--App Is Powered by Nielsen's Media-Sync Technology
As expected (see the article published on itvt.com, January 30th), Disney/ABC Television Group has revived Sync, the broadcast-synchronized two-screen interactive TV app that it originally rolled out last fall in association with the short-lived series, "My Generation" (see the article published on itvt.com, September 19th). This time, however, the app--which is powered by Nielsen's Media-Sync platform--is being offered in conjunction with an established show, the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy," now in its seventh season.

TiVo Launches TiVo Premiere App for iPad

--Allows Users to Manage Recordings, Navigate Content, and Interact via Social Media without Interrupting Viewing Experience
As expected (see the article published on itvt.com, January 11th), TiVo has now launched its TiVo Premiere App for iPad in the Apple App Store. Billed by the company as providing "a true two-screen TV experience that turns your iPad into command central for your TiVo Premiere box," the free companion app is designed to allow TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL users to discover new content, view guides, schedule and manage recordings, receive recommendations...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Comcast, Hillcrest Labs, Jinni

--Comcast Unveils Plans to Extend its Pay-TV Offering to the iPad and to Android-Powered Tablets
--Hillcrest Launches Motion-Control System for Connected TV's, Licenses Freespace Tech to SMK
--"Mood-Based" Programming Search-and-Recommendation Specialist, Jinni, Raises $5 Million
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Miniweb, Digital Telemedia, mSpot, Google TV, NBC

--Miniweb in Connected-TV Partnership with Chinese STB Company, Digital Telemedia
--mSpot Launches Cloud-Based Music and Movies Services on Google TV
--NBC to Offer Sneak Preview of New Series on the Apple iPad
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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...

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