Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): SeaChange, Avail-TVN, This Technology

--SeaChange Unveils RS-DVR Solution
--SeaChange, Avail-TVN Launch Integrated, Managed Multiscreen Video Service
--Report: SeaChange in Talks to Acquire This Technology
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: SeaChange International has unveiled its "next-generation" Remote Storage DVR (RS-DVR) solution, which it claims can supplant set-top-based DVR services at roughly 20% of the cost typically incurred by operators to equip and maintain a DVR subscriber. "The SeaChange RS-DVR solution is available today for existing SeaChange Axiom video-on-demand backoffice installations with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Imagine, Miso, Motorola, Music Choice, Verizon FiOS

--Imagine Launches ICE Streaming System for Multiscreen Video
--Miso Lets Sports Viewers Check-in to Specific Games
--Motorola Launches Medios Xperience Platform for Personalizable and Interactive TV
--Music Choice Launches Interactive TV Widget on Verizon FiOS TV
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Imagine Communications has announced that it is entering the "TV Anywhere" market with the launch of the new ICE Streaming System , which it says is currently in beta testing with several North American service providers. The company--which bills the new solution as "allowing service providers to deliver uncompromised video quality...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Motorola, NDS, Nagra, This Technology

--Motorola Televation Device Enables In-Home Streaming of Live TV to Connected Devices
--NDS Announces Exhibit Plans for Cable Show
--Nagra, This Technology to Demo Multiscreen Advertising Solution at Cable Show
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Motorola Mobility has unveiled Motorola Televation, a broadband device that works with a WiFi router to allow consumers to watch live TV on connected devices in their home. "Televation employs a 1GHz digital tuner and CableCard to access broadcast TV channels directly from a coax outlet," the company explains in its...

Multiscreen Advertising Technology Provider, YuMe, Appoints Two Senior Executives

Broadband video advertising technology company, YuMe , on Tuesday announced the appointments of Bryan Everett as EVP of business development and Ed Haslam as SVP of marketing.

Envivio Unveils Third Generation of its 4Caster C4 Live Encoder, Targeting Large-Scale Multiscreen TV

--Also Unveils New Version of its 4Caster C4 Firmware
Envivio , a provider of technologies for processing live and on-demand multiscreen IP video, said Monday that it will unveil the third generation of its 4Caster C4 live encoder/transcoder for mobile-TV, connected-TV and IPTV services at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. According to the company, the 4Caster C4 Gen III, as the new product is called, offers twice the processing power and supports twice the HD channel density of its predecessor, and...

UFC Teams with NeuLion on Online Interactive TV Experience for Pay-Per-View Events

Mixed martial arts fight promoter, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) , has teamed with broadband TV specialist, NeuLion , to create an online interactive TV service featuring UFC pay-per-view events. Dubbed and priced at $44.95 per event (i.e. $10 less than UFC PPV events on multichannel pay-TV services), the service launched Saturday in association with UFC's "Silva vs. Belfort" PPV event. Among other things, the new service--a demo video of which is embedded above and...

News Round-Up (VIII): TransGaming, Boxee, Ustream, Yahoo!, Toshiba

--TransGaming Unveils Revamped User Experience for its GameTreeTV Games-on-Demand Platform
--United Football League App Launches on Boxee
--Ustream Multiview Lets Viewers Switch between Multiple Camera Angles on a Live Event
--Yahoo! Connected TV Available on New Toshiba HDTV's
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last week, TransGaming , unveiled what it billed as a "completely redesigned" user experience for its GameTreeTV videogames-on-demand platform (note: according to TransGaming, GameTreeTV is optimized for HDTV on set-top boxes and other connected consumer...

Insight Launches "QuickView" Interactive TV Multiscreen Apps, Primetime VOD Service

Insight Communications , a cable operator that serves markets in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio (note: it has approximately 750,000 customers and is the ninth-largest cable operator in the US), last week announced the launch of new "QuickView" multiscreen mosaic channels that are available at no extra charge to customers equipped with HD DVR's. The mosaic channels each present viewers with miniscreens of a set of channels in a specific genre: channel 100 showcases basic entertainment...

Update: BBC's Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule for the Coming Weeks

Last Friday, [itvt] reported on the line-up of content that will be available through the BBC 's red-button interactive TV service over the coming weeks. The BBC has since announced a few other upcoming red-button offerings: As part of the BBC's coverage of the June 4th European Parliament and English council elections, BBC Red Button will offer a real-time results service. According to the corporation, results for most of England's 27 county council and seven...

DISH Network News:

--Signs VOD Deals with Gravitas Ventures, Eurocinema
--Offers Multiscreen ITV App for US Elections
--Launches New DVR Products
--Signs Audience Measurement Deal with Rentrak Satellite TV provider, DISH Network, has generated a fair amount of interactive TV-related news over the past few weeks:
--The company has signed an agreement with Gravitas Ventures, a VOD content distributor that offers around 2,500 hours of feature films (available before or "day-and-date" with DVD...