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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III):, Filmtrip, Google TV, Hulu, ITV, FremantleMedia, LG, Mark Cuban, Gary Lauder, Flingo

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show , as well as moving to a new office (note: our new mailing address is 1274 35th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122), we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Launches Consumer-Facing Social-TV Site, Featuring "Playlist" Tool Filmtrip Launches Sensum "Emotional Response" Platform to Enable...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Movl, Mark Cuban, NDS, Bouygues Telecom, Ooyala

--Movl Receives $500,000 Investment from Mark Cuban, Plans to Launch Three New Apps
--NDS Provides Software Components, Professional Services for Bouygues' New IPTV Platform
--Ooyala Report Sees Strong Growth in Smartphone, Tablet, Connected-TV Viewing
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Movl , the winner of Samsung's inaugural "Free the TV Challenge" (note: the company recently developed an app called Movl SwipeIt that allows users to stream content from their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to their Samsung connected TV via a swiping motion--see the article published on,...

Revision3 Says It Enjoyed Strong Growth in 2010, Achieving Profitability in Q4

--Secures Investment from Internet-TV Skeptic, Mark Cuban
Revision3 --a company which bills itself as "an actual TV network for the Web," and which produces its own original, broadcast-quality programming for distribution on the Web, mobiles, and connected-TV devices--has announced that it achieved profitability in Q4 of 2010, and grew its year-over-year revenues by 80%. It also says that it grew its roster of advertisers to over 60, including such Fortune 500 companies as Verizon, Ford, HP, EA, Sony and HP; and that...

New Sound Off! Column Features Mark Cuban, Steve Necessary, Bob Greene on OTT vs. Cable

[itvt] has just published a new edition of Sound Off! , our new column from the iTV Doctor , Rick Howe . The column features HDNet chairman, Mark Cuban ; Cox Communications ' VP of video product development and support, Steve Necessary ; and Bob Greene , currently managing director of TCM Partners , and formerly EVP of advanced services at Starz Entertainment, discussing over-the-top (OTT) vs. cable.

News Round-Up

--Ceton Launches Digital Cable Quad-Tuner PC Card
--Hallmark Launches Augmented Reality-Enabled Greetings Cards
--HDNet Chairman, Mark Cuban, Attempts to Pour Cold Water on Enthusiasm for OTT
--Kaltura in Integration Partnership with Mzinga
--Ooyala in Broadband Video Deal with New York Daily News
--Vimeo Launches Mobile Version of its Video-Sharing Service
--Xerox Seeks Patent for Tech that Alters TV Shows' Video/Audio to Embed Targeted Advertising
--YouTube Invites Users to Suggest UI Improvements
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) , we are covering a number of stories in this issue in summary form: Ceton Corporation has announced the launch of the Ceton Digital Cable Quad-Tuner card, which it bills as the word's first four-tuner digital cable solution for Windows 7 PC's with Windows Media Center. The solution was demo'd by Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, during...

Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks Tap BIAP to Create EBIF-Based Interactive TV "Team Widget"

--Cuban: "We Believe in the Future of the EBIF Platform and in Interactive Television"
Plano, Texas-based interactive TV software provider, BIAP (note: last year, the company--whose name is an acronym for Broadband Interactive Applications--secured a five-year license agreement for its ETV User Agent with Time Warner Cable--see [itvt] Issue 8.23 Part 2B ), announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to develop what it describes as "the first ever professional sports 'Team Widget'" for the NBA's Mark Cuban-owned Dallas Mavericks . According to the company, the new TV...