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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): mgMedia, Fastweb, Miniweb (woomi), devilfish, Motorola

--mgMedia Powers OTT VOD Service for Fastweb
--Miniweb Taps devilfish to Help Position its woomi Connected-TV Platform as an Entertainment Brand
--Motorola Launches IP Set-Top with "Click-In" DVR Module
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: mgMedia has announced that it has been tapped by Italian telco, Fastweb , to create a multidevice OTT delivery system for the latter's broadband VOD service, Chili TV. The system is based on mgMedia's Open4Content platform. "Chili is available on Italian LG and Samsung devices (Smart TV's, BDP and Smart Upgraders),"...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I) By Steve Donohue

--Bravo to Add Multiple Interactive and "Transmedia" Elements to "Top Chef"
--CBS Launches "Tweet Week"
--mgMedia in Connected-TV Apps Deal with LG Electronics
--Studios' Premium VOD Plans May Have Little Impact on Theaters
--Mobile Interactive Group Integrates its Interactive TV Platform with Facebook
Here is the first of two round-ups of recent interactive TV news stories: Billing it as its "first fully-integrated transmedia play," NBC Universal's Bravo is looking to boost revenue and ratings by adding several interactive elements to its " Top Chef " series. Season nine of the reality show will rely on mobile phones, tablet computers, social media, and Bravo's Web site to incorporate viewers into the storyline. More . CBS is recruiting actors, sports...

News Round-Up (X): theChanner, Turner, Adobe, FreeWheel, Verizon, Widevine, LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA

--theChanner Launches Social Music TV App for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
--Turner Teams with Adobe, FreeWheel on "TV Everywhere" Solution for Verizon FiOS TV Online
--Widevine in OTT Deals with LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are 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. It will likely take a short while for us 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...