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News Round-Up:

--Lori Schwartz Elected Co-Governor of ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group
--Ex-Digeo CEO, Greg Gudorf, Resurfaces at Thomson Technicolor
--Free Press: Comcast's "TV Everywhere" Service Poses a Threat to Online Video Competition
--New Online Reality Show Involves Hulu, MySpace
--Jinni Secures $1.6 Million in Series A Funding Round
--Ooyala Provides Live Streaming Coverage of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
--Report: SeeSaw Secures Content Deals with Channel 4, Five
--Teletext Closes Down
--Thoughts from thePlatform's Ian Blaine and SysMedia's Andrew Lambourne
--Google's Eun: YouTube Mulling Subscription Option
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: As [itvt] was going to press, we learned that Lori Schwartz , SVP and director of the Interpublic Emerging Media Lab, has just been elected as co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (note: the other co-governor is Geoff Katz , VP of business development and marketing at Transpond). We hope...

Live Streaming Interactive Reality Show Centers on Development of New iPhone App

Italian software company, Command Guru , recently produced an interactive, live streaming, fly-on-the-wall reality TV show, centering on the efforts of an international team of 10 developers, led by Cocoa guru, Aaron Hillegass (author of "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X"), to develop a free, open source, social networking iPhone application in seven days ("from start-to-publish on the App Store").

The show--entitled simply " iPhone Reality Show ," powered by Ooyala's broadband...

Japan's Gotcha Media Taps Ooyala to Deliver Live Stream of Mixed Martial Arts Event

Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala , said last week that it partnered with Tokyo-based Gotcha Media to deliver a live stream of last month's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) heavyweight title bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers. According to the company, its live Internet streams of the event generated "ground-breaking" viewer numbers in Japan, and viewership of the on-demand version of the fight continues to grow even a month after the event. Ooyala claims that...

Brazil's NetMovies Taps Ooyala to Power New Online Movie Streaming Service

--London Symphony Orchestra Taps Kaltura for Interactive Broadband Video
Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala (note: the company claims to have over 140 global media and enterprise customers, including Warner Bros., Electronic Arts and Sybase), announced last week that it has been tapped by Brazilian movie rental company, NetMovies , to power the latter's new, Web-based movie-streaming service, NetMovies Live. The browser-based service, which requires no plug-in download, is available on the http://NetMovies.com.br Web site. According to Ooyala, it allows customers to simply select a...

Broadband Video Company, Ooyala, Appoints New President and CEO

--Other New Hires Announced Monday by National Geographic, NDS, BigBand, Red Bee Media
Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala , announced Monday night that it has appointed Jay Fulcher as president and CEO, effective immediately. Fulcher, who will also join the company's board, replaces Ooyala co-founder and CEO, Bismarck Lepe, who will now take on the position, president of product strategy, and report to Fulcher. Fulcher most recently served as president and CEO of publicly held Agile Software, a provider of product lifecycle management solutions, and led its sale...

Interactive Video Company, Ooyala, Expands its Sales Team

--New Hires Come from Neulion, Akamai, The FeedRoom
Ooyala , a Silicon Valley-based company that offers solutions for broadband video management, delivery, syndication, and monetization (note: those solutions include an interactive video platform that the company claims automates video object recognition and tracking, and allows the creation of clickable objects within a video, enabling viewers, for example, to access more information on products featured in a commercial or show), announced Monday that it has expanded its US sales and business development operations with...

Interactive Broadband Video Company, Ooyala, in Technology Partnership with Japan's Akarag

Ooyala , a Silicon Valley-based company that offers solutions for broadband video management, delivery, syndication, and monetization (note: those solutions include an interactive video platform which the company claims automates video object recognition and tracking, and allows the creation of clickable objects within a video, enabling viewers, for example, to access more information on products featured in a commercial or show), will announce today that Akarag , a Japanese company that specializes in helping companies...

Japan's NTT Signs MOU on Interactive Video with Ooyala

--Companies to Explore Collaboration on Interactive Video Advertising
Japanese incumbent telco, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), announced Tuesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Silicon Valley-based Ooyala, to launch a "joint exploration of the business potential and technologies related to interactive video advertising." Ooyala, which was founded in 2007 by former Google employees, Bismark Lepe, Belsasar Lepe and Sean Knapp and which last year announced that it had raised $8.5 million in a funding round led by Sierra Ventures,...

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