Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV):, QVC, MediaTek, Opera, Orange Livebox, "Star Trek," Rabbit, Redbox Instant, Samsung, Shazam, Velti, Softel, Sundance, Tool, Team Coco, Telly

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:'s Interactivity Suite Powers Social-TV Ticker for QVC America; Ticker Displays Viewer Tweets and Facebook Comments, Moderated on the Fly Names Jaron Millner VP of Australia and Asia-Pacific Fabless Semiconductor Company, MediaTek, Integrates Opera TV Store into its Connected-TV Chipsets; HTML5-Based App Store...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Rovi, C Spire Wireless, Hisense, MediaTek, Samsung, TeliaSonera, Smart TV Alliance, TiVo, Viggle, YouTube

--Rovi Launches Digital Copy Solution for Retailers
--Rovi Announces Results of Connected-TV Usage Study, Wins with C Spire Wireless, Hisense, MediaTek
--Samsung, TeliaSonera Partner to Enable Set-Top Box-less IPTV for Connected TV's
--Smart TV Alliance Signs Up New Members, Provides Update on its Standardization Efforts
--CEO Rogers: TiVo Working on Cloud-Based Solution for Cable Operators
--Rewards-Based Social-TV Specialist, Viggle, in Marketing Partnership with DirecTV
--Report: YouTube Planning to Cut Poorly Performing Channels, Fund More New Channels
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City) --and because of the large volume of news currently being generated by the IFA and IBC shows--we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary or headlines format: Rovi on Friday launched Rovi Digital Copy for Retailers, a product that it says is designed to enable consumers to turn their...

Google TV CES Round-Up

--Google Says Google TV Activation Rates Have More than Doubled Since October 2011 Software Update
--Marvell's ARM-Based Foresight Platform Incorporated into Next Generation of Google TV's
--MediaTek Launches 120Hz SoC for Google TV and Other High-End Connected-TV Platforms
--LG Launches 3D Google TV
--Vizio Launches Multiple Google TV Devices
--Sony Unveils Two Google TV Devices
--OnLive Connected-TV Games Platform Integrated with Google TV
--Newly Updated Google Patent Appears to Describe App Marketplace for Video Channels
Google TV generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up of announcements and other news from and about the platform: Just prior to CES, a posting on the Google TV blog announced that the platform has seen its activation rates "more than double" since an update last October that enabled "a simpler interface, a new way to discover great Web and TV content, a more TV-like YouTube experience, and Android Market,"...