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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): MTV Networks, "South Park," Netflix, Ovation, Comcast

--MTV Networks Launches Second-Screen App for "South Park"
--Report: Netflix in Talks to Bring its Streaming Service to Cable VOD Platforms
--Arts Programmer Ovation Launches VOD Service on Comcast's Xfinity On Demand Platform
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. MTV Networks has launched "South Park Live," a free second-screen iPad app for its long-running satirical animated series, "South Park." "Want to experience 'South Park' like never before?" the network asks in its promotional materials. "Then visit this kick-ass app and play along with new episodes as they air!...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CMC, Ensequence, Verizon FiOS, MTV Networks, Eros International

--CMC's HITS Incorporates "Express Lane" Solution to Enable Indie Operators to Offer Local VOD
--Ensequence Builds "SpongeBob" Widget for Verizon FiOS TV
--Eros International Trumpets Growth of Bollywood Hits On Demand
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: Comcast Media Center (CMC) says that its HITS offering (note: the latter, short for "Headend In The Sky," provides multiplatform content distribution services to independent cable operators) now includes its Express Lane content management solution. According to the company, Express Lane enables independent operators and MSO's to deliver locally produced VOD...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): tvplus.com, Verizon, MTV Networks, Virgin Media

--Spot411's TVplus Wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase
--Verizon in "TV Everywhere" Partnership with MTV Networks
--Virgin Media Provides Usage Figures for its VOD Service
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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,...

Time Warner, Verizon FiOS TV in "TV Everywhere" Partnership

--Univision to Offer Free, Live Online Streaming Coverage of All 64 FIFA World Cup Matches
Time Warner and Verizon announced Wednesday that they are partnering on a TV Everywhere initiative that will make a range of Time Warner's cable programming available online to Verizon FiOS TV subscribers. (Note: the TV Everywhere distribution model--which was originally championed by Time Warner's chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes--seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those customers on multiple...

Adobe Says Multiple Companies Supporting its New Framework for Building Media Players

Adobe announced Wednesday that over 20 companies are "embracing" its recently announced open framework for building media players (note: for more on the new framework, see the article posted on itvt.com April 21st ). The company bills the framework, code-named "Strobe," as helping establish an open industry standard for media players and as offering production-ready software components to streamline the development of custom media players, thus reducing the time content publishers spend creating their own...

Ensequence Builds ITV Apps for DISH, NBC, MTV, Pepsi, Verizon, QVC UK

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Portland, Oregon-based interactive TV authoring solutions provider, Ensequence, has generated a fair amount of news over the past few weeks: The company was recently tapped by MTV Networks and Pepsi to create an interactive TV application to accompany the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on DISH Network. Starting the week of August 25th, DISH Network viewers were able to use their remote controls to vote for the VMAs' Pepsi-sponsored Best New Artist Award, and to...