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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TransGaming, Oberon Media, Unruly, Visiware

--TransGaming to Acquire Oberon Media's Interactive TV and Connected TV Division
--Social Video Advertising Specialist, Unruly, Raises $25 Million
--Visiware Expands Connected-TV Distribution of its Playin'TV Interactive TV Games Channel
--Visiware Launches New Interactive TV Games Channels on Numericable
Because of the volume of news already being generated by next week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Oberon Media, Redux, Google TV, Rentrak, Rovi

--Oberon Media Brings Tetris to Samsung Connected TV's
--Redux Launches its Social Video Discovery and Curation Service on Google TV
--Rentrak Re-Designs OnDemand Essentials to Reflect Multiscreen Video Consumption
--Rovi Launches Solution to Bring its TotalGuide Platform to Legacy Set-Top Boxes
--Rovi Launches Multi-Device Video Distribution Solution
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: Oberon Media , which says it holds the exclusive rights to deliver Tetris to connected TV's, has announced that it is bringing a customized version of the game to Samsung 's Samsung Apps connected-TV app store. According to the company, the game--which is priced at $4.99 (a free trial version is...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): never.no, Oberon Media, Ocean Blue, Ooyala, Orb Networks, Overlay.tv, Oxygen Media, Philo, PlayJam, Popsy Interactive, Pushbutton

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive. This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies...

News Round-Up (VII): NBC, Invidi, NDS, Netflix, Oberon Media, DISH Network, Oregan, Telefonica

--NBC Invests in Addressable Advertising Specialist, Invidi Technologies
--NDS Opens Atlanta Office to Expand US Professional Services
--NDS Teams with DOXTV to Bring Push-VOD to China's Sichuan Cable
--Netflix in Expanded License Deal with NBC Universal, Launches Instant Streaming in Canada
--Oberon Media Launches TV-Themed Interactive TV Games Service on DISH Network
--Oregan in OTT Partnership with Telefonica
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. NBC Universal has made an investment in addressable advertising specialist, Invidi Technologies. More . NDS has announced "the expansion of its US professional services team and facilities...

Oberon Media Unveils Catalog of Interactive TV Games for 3D TV

Multiplatform casual games company, Oberon Media , on Wednesday unveiled a catalog of interactive TV games for 3D TV. According to Oberon, the stereoscopic 3D games are designed to be visually engaging and are based on the company's "commercially proven" casual games catalog, which among other offerings features the "Dream Day Wedding" franchise. The games will "help promote and highlight the capabilities of the latest advancements in 3D TV screens," the company claims.

DISH Network Launches Oberon Media's "Tetris TV" Interactive TV Games Service

--Social Features to Be Added to the Service Later This Year
DISH Network announced Wednesday that it has launched Tetris TV , a subscription-based interactive TV games service from cross-platform casual games company, Oberon Media , which licenses the rights to the Tetris format from The Tetris Company. Oberon, which plans to roll out Tetris TV with additional partners worldwide, says that DISH Network is the first company to launch the service in North America. DISH Network customers can subscribe to the new service, which is...

HSN, Oberon Media, Static2358 (PlayJam), Muzu.tv Announce Widgets for Samsung's Internet@TV

A number of companies last week announced plans to offer interactive TV applications on supported Samsung HDTV's, Blu-ray players and Home Theater Systems through Samsung's recently updated Internet@TV over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its newly announced Samsung Apps app store service (note: for more on the latter, see the article published on itvt.com, January 7th ). They include: HSN , which is launching its HSN Shop by Remote app on the platform. According to the company,...

Oberon Media Secures $20 Million Investment from Infinity I-China Fund

Oberon Media, the multiplatform casual games company that last year acquired interactive TV games company, PixelPlay, has secured a $20 million investment from the Infinity I-China Fund. According to Oberon and Infinity, the investment is part of a larger global strategy between the companies that will see them collaborating to expand Oberon's casual game publishing and distribution business in China and working to establish new partnerships for Oberon in that country. "We have identified the...

Showtime Taps Oberon Media to Develop Interactive TV Promotion for TMC

Oberon Media, the multiplatform casual games company which last year acquired interactive TV games company, PixelPlay, and which recently secured a $20 million investment from the Infinity I-China fund (see article in this issue), has been tapped by premium programmer, Showtime, to develop an interactive TV game on the DISH Network satellite TV platform that promotes Showtime's The Movie Channel (TMC). Dubbed "The Movie Channel Trivia Game" and launched on December 11th, the new game...

**Exclusive: Bell ExpressVu Licenses Oberon's JIVE Platform

--Platform will Add Community Features to "Games Galaxy" Service

--Oberon also Secures Deals with Gamenext, BSkyB, SweetIM, Telefonica

Oberon Media, the multiplatform casual games company that last year
acquired interactive TV games company, PixelPlay, contacted [itvt]
earlier this week to let us know that it has licensed its JIVE platform to
Bell ExpressVu to support the latter's ITV games service, Games
Galaxy. The platform will enable Bell ExpressVu to offer interactive
TV tournaments, advanced community features and online
leaderboards. These new features will initially be available on Game