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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II)

--KIT Digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego and Kyte
--NewBay Launches Multiscreen On-Demand Video Delivery Capability for its LifeCache Platform
--PrimeSense Says it Is Conducting Gestural-Navigation Trials with Cable MSO's
Here is the second of two round-ups of interactive TV/multiplatform video-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:

News Round-Up

--BigBand Integrates with Entone, Orca, Verimatrix, Western Mediabridge
--Boxee Selects Vindicia as its Payments Platform Provider
--BrightLine iTV Says 2009 Was its Second Consecutive Year of Record Growth
--Edgeware Integrates Web TV Servers with MediaMelon's MediaCloud SaaS Solution
--Firefly Video Launches Interactive Online Video Advertising Platform
--Kaltura Launches New Version of its Self-Hosted Online Video Platform
--KickApps, Adobe Release OSMF App Studio Drag-and-Drop Media Player Solution
--Motorola Launches tru2way-Compatible Multiroom HD DVR
--NDS Extends Interactive TV Professional Services and Integration Work Contract with Cox
--Panasonic Demoing 3D, tru2way, New RUI
Due to the volume of news generated by the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles this week, [itvt] is covering a number of stories in this issue in round-up/summary form: BigBand Networks has announced IP video integrations with Entone , Orca Interactive , Verimatrix and Western Mediabridge . Boxee has announced the selection of Vindicia as the payments platform provider for its plans to offer premium content on its platform. "Vindicia's CashBox solution will enable...

Social Video Company, KickApps, Hires thePlatform Veteran, Tricia Iboshi, as EVP of Sales

Social video company, KickApps , said Wednesday that it has hired Tricia Iboshi as EVP of sales. Iboshi joins the company from Comcast-owned broadband video platform provider, thePlatform, where she served as VP of sales.

According to KickApps, Iboshi has a decade of experience in delivering broadband video and content syndication solutions to media companies and content aggregators. Prior to her stint at thePlatform, she was a co-founder and VP of business...

Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV)

--Gotuit, ICE Innovative Technologies, Idioma, Immersive Media, Irdeto, Selevision, HTTV, itaas, ITV Network, Jinni, KickApps, Latens, Liveclicker, MatrixStream, MediaFriends, Minerva Networks, MobiTV, Motorola, Music Choice
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the fourth of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: Gotuit Media , a company that offers metadata technologies which, among other things, allow...

Adobe Says Multiple Companies Supporting its New Framework for Building Media Players

Adobe announced Wednesday that over 20 companies are "embracing" its recently announced open framework for building media players (note: for more on the new framework, see the article posted on itvt.com April 21st ). The company bills the framework, code-named "Strobe," as helping establish an open industry standard for media players and as offering production-ready software components to streamline the development of custom media players, thus reducing the time content publishers spend creating their own...