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Interactive TV News Roundup

-- LG Launches Museum App for Connected TVs -- Singapore's MediaCorp to Test 'Toggle' Interactive Video Service -- Microsoft Buys VideoSurf for $70 Million -- Bravo Expands 'Watch What Happens Live' Schedule -- Comcast to Stream Live Video to iPad and Xoom Tablets

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Sling Media to let Users Watch Video through Facebook -- LG Reportedly Developing Google TV -- Zeebox Enhances ‘Desparate Scousewives’ for Channel 4 -- Rovi Licenses DivX to China’s Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric -- ActiveVideo Names Serada CFO
Sling Media says it will soon let users that buy its place-shifting set-top to watch videos while logged into Facebook. In a demo video of its SlingPlayer for Facebook app posted by the company on YouTube, Sling shows how viewers can watch video in partial or full-screen mode, and tell Facebook friends about what they are watching. But Sling users can’t yet share any images or video clips from the shows they are watching with Facebook friends. Engadget has more .

LG Sells Ads on Connected TVs with YuMe

-- Toyota Motor Sales is Charter Advertiser
LG is looking to generate advertising revenue through its connected TV platform, striking a deal with digital video advertising provider YuMe to deliver ads to viewers that buy an LG connected TV or Blu-ray disc player. The companies said Wednesday that they signed Toyota Motor Sales USA as the charter advertiser for LG's ad network. LG and YuMe said they will kick off pilot ad campaigns in the United States with several advertisers in November,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Adobe, LG, TiVo, AT&T, Starz, Avail-TVN, C&W

--LG, TiVo Using Adobe AIR to Bring Flash-Based Apps to Connected TV
--AT&T U-verse Customers Gain "TV Everywhere" Access to Starz/Encore Programming
--Avail-TVN Secures First Deployment of its AnyView Multiplatform Video Solution
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 a couple of 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. Adobe...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Trident Microsystems, Kaon Media, LG, Turner, Univision, Verimatrix, Viewster, Grundig, Samsung, Syabas, Vimond, Wowza, YouTube, Zixi

In order to catch up with the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past two weeks at IBC, IFA, CEDIA, IDF and beyond, we have prepared a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. New Trident Microsystems TSC100 STB SoC's Feature Support for Android, Online Content Viewing Trident Microsystems Powers Android Set-Top Box from Kaon Media Trident Microsystems Powers Android Set-Top Box from LG CNS Turner...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): PayWizard, RCDb, Verimatrix

--PayWizard Adds Voucher Capability, Free Account-to-Account Transfers to its DTV Payment Platform
--RCDb Launches WatchWith Service Delivery Platform for OTT TV Distribution
--RCDb, Verimatrix Team to Deliver Premium Video to LG Connected TV's, Blu-ray Players
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Hulu, IP Vision, Panasonic, LG, Philips, Sharp

--Hulu Launches Subscription Service in Japan
--IP Vision's FetchTV Service to Be Offered via App on Panasonic's Viera Connected-TV Platform
--LG, Philips and Sharp to Work Together to Define Common Standards for Connected-TV Apps
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. As expected (see...

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): Accedo Broadband, SBS, LG, BBC, Bell TV

--Accedo Tapped by SBS to Develop Tour de France Interactive TV App for LG Connected-TV Devices
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 18th
--Bell TV to Close its Interactive TV 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: Accedo Broadband , a Stockholm-based provider of interactive TV applications and app stores for IPTV and broadband-connected consumer electronics devices, has been tapped by Australian broadcaster, SBS , to develop an interactive TV app for the 2011 Tour de France. The app, which is available for download on 2011 LG connected-TV...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, Skype, Concurrent, Hulu, Facebook, Google, LG

--Comcast Publishes Videos Demo'ing its New Skype App
--Concurrent Secures VOD Deals with Four Chinese Cable Operators
--Hulu Launches, then Suspends, Facebook-Powered Social-TV Functionality
--Hulu Suitors Said to Include Google; Hulu Plus Launches on LG LCD TV's
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: At the Cable Show last month (see the article published on itvt.com, June 14th), Comcast revealed that it is teaming with Skype to test HD video calling on the TV, with trials slated to begin in the next few months. Comcast has now published two videos (embedded on this page) that...

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