Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Comcast-NBC Universal, Virgin Media, YOU On Demand

--FCC Sets Online Video Conditions for Comcast-NBCU Merger
--Virgin Media Forms In-House Digital Advertising Sales Operation
--YOU On Demand Hires Two Senior Executives
Here is the second of two round-ups of interactive TV-related news stories that we didn't have room for in this issue. The FCC has published a list of conditions for the Comcast-NBC Universal merger that it says are designed to ensure the merger does not negatively impact the broadband video market. Among other things, it is requiring that the merged entity "does not exercise corporate control" over Hulu. "Recognizing the risks this transaction could present...

News Round-Up (V)

--RadioactiveGiant Launches Series of Interactive TV Apps for Connected Platforms
--Report: Regulators May Use Veto Power over Comcast-NBCU Merger to Protect Web Video Start-Ups
--Rentrak in VOD Measurement Deals with Eurocinema, Tribeca Enterprises
--Report: Samsung Considering Developing Android-Based "Google TV's"
--SeaChange Sells Stake in Casa Systems
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. A Santa Monica-based company called RadioactiveGiant has announced that it has developed a series of branded TV apps that are slated for distribution this...

Avail, TVN Complete Merger, Become Avail-TVN

Video-on-demand distribution services provider, TVN Entertainment , and Avail Media , a company that provides managed content aggregation services primarily to smaller IPTV operators (note: it offers an extensive line-up of linear TV channels, encoded in MPEG-4, as well as a companion VOD service), announced Tuesday that they have completed their previously announced merger and rebranded as Avail-TVN (note: for more details on the merger, which was financed by Columbia Capital, the NRTC, Novak Biddle...