Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Vimond, Visiware, Numericable, France Televisions, Watchwith, Wayin, Twitter, WeSEE, Pace, Witbe, YouTube, Fox Sports

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2013 ( December 11th in New York City ), and because of the huge volume of news generated by the IBC and IFA conferences, we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format (note: if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us): Vimond...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Maker Studios, Blip, MTV VMA's, Netflix, NFL Digital Media, Numericable, Orb Networks, Qualcomm, Roku, RTL

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Media Storm, Nancy Tellem, Microsoft Xbox, NCAA, T3Media, Netflix, DreamWorks,, Google+, Numericable, Panasonic, Roku, Shazam

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: Media/Marketing Agency, Media Storm, Names John F. Collins Managing Director of Broadcast and Interactive TV; Collins Was Previously SVP of Product Management at Canoe Ventures At Industry Event, Entertainment and Digital Media President, Nancy Tellem, Trumpets Microsoft's Efforts to Develop Interactive TV Programming...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Time Warner Cable, USA, Ustream, Zappware, Numericable

--Time Warner Cable Beta-Launches TWC TV Live-Streaming Service for PC
--USA Taps Ustream for Social-TV-Enabled Live-Streaming of Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
--Zappware Designs New Multiplatform User Interface for Numericable
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. Time Warner Cable has launched a beta version of its TWC TV in-home live-streaming service for PC and Mac (note: it has previously launched versions of the service for iPad, iPhone and Android). Key features of the new Silverlight-based Web version of TWC TV, according to the company, include:...

Post Its Acquisition of OpenTV, Kudelski Says It Has Been Ramping Up Its Investment in Middleware

--Wins for OpenTV with HOT and Numericable
In a press release in which it announced its financial results for the first half of 2010, the Kudelski Group , the company which last fall acquired full control of pioneering interactive TV middleware provider, OpenTV (see the article published on, November 16th), revealed that it has, since then, been investing heavily in its middleware operations: "Personnel expenses rose by CHF [i.e. Swiss Francs] 20.5 million from the first half 2009, representing an 11.1%...

News Round-Up (II)

--Report: Blockbuster to Release "Blockbuster Everywhere" API
--Boxee Updates its Platform, Adds More Content Apps
--Bravo Organizes Social TV Event around "Real Housewives" Premiere
--Cablevision Begins Deploying RS-DVR
--Cisco Powering 3D VOD for French Cable Operator, Numericable
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Struggling video rental chain, Blockbuster , is set to release an API called "Blockbuster Everywhere," that is designed to deliver films, reviews and real-time inventory to set-top boxes,...

Visiware Launches New Version of its ITV Games Portal on Numericable

--Launches Games for Apple iPhone and iPod touch Paris-based interactive TV games company, Visiware, recently contacted [itvt] to let us know that it has launched a new version of its Playin'TV games portal on the networks of French cable operator, Numericable. According to the company, the portal--which is offered on Numericable channels 58 and 180 for a monthly fee of 5 Euros--now features a "more appealing" design, that can be adapted for occasions such as...