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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): LG, Miso, DirecTV, MobiTV

--New LG PenTouch TV's Let Viewers Interact with the Screen via a Stylus
--Miso Teams with DirecTV to Launch Broadcast-Synchronized Social-TV App
--MobiTV Planning IPO
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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. LG Electronics has...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AdoTube, Evidon, BBC, Brightcove

--AdoTube Implements Evidon's Privacy-Compliance Solution for In-Stream Advertising
--BBC to Phase Out its Red-Button Video Services
--Brightcove Seeks to Raise $50 Million via IPO
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011--we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. AdoTube , a provider of technology for in-stream video advertising, said Wednesday that it is using Evidon 's InForm platform to "execute the first in-stream in-player Advertising Choices ('Ad Choices') icon for behavioral targeting with true third-party assurance. A modified version of Evidon's industry-standard...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): News Corp., Permira, NDS, Orange, Percy3D

--Report: News Corp., Permira Planning New York IPO for NDS
--Orange Launches ACR-Based Social-TV App for iPhone
--PercyFX Lets Users Embed 3D Text in Movie Clips
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: News Corp. and Permira , which jointly own interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , have hired banks to arrange a New York listing for the company, the Financial Times reported last week. The newspaper said that it is not yet clear how much NDS's parent companies expect to...

News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo Networks, AFDESI, AFI, Alticast-Cisco, Amino

--ActiveVideo Demo's "Friends Mozaic" Social TV Application
--AFDESI Announces Nominees for its Eighth Annual Interactive TV Awards
--AFI's Nick DeMartino Retires
--Alticast Plans IPO, Ports its tru2way Middleware onto Cisco Set-Top Boxes
--Amino Sells its 3 Millionth Set-Top Box
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 couple of 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...

Current Media Cancels IPO Plans

Current Media has canceled plans for an IPO, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday. "In light of current market conditions, [Current TV] has determined not to proceed at this time with the public offering contemplated by [its previously submitted registration statement]," the company stated in the document. In a January, 2008 SEC filing, the company had stated that it hoped to raise $100 million via an IPO...