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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Opera Software, MIPS, Intel, Orange, Orca, Viaccess

--Opera TV Store Update Includes Companion SDK, Pre-Roll Ads, WebGL Support, Side-by-Side Apps
--Opera Solutions Now Available for MIPS Architecture, Intel 32nm SoC
--France's Orange Migrates its IPTV Service to Orca Interactive, Viaccess
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. Opera Software said Tuesday that it has expanded the capabilities of the Opera TV Store, its HTML5-based app-store solution for connected TV's and set-top boxes (note: for more on the solution, see the article published on itvt.com, January 10th). "So what's new?" the company asks in its press materials...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Integrates with Entone, Orca, Verimatrix, Western Mediabridge
--Boxee Selects Vindicia as its Payments Platform Provider
--BrightLine iTV Says 2009 Was its Second Consecutive Year of Record Growth
--Edgeware Integrates Web TV Servers with MediaMelon's MediaCloud SaaS Solution
--Firefly Video Launches Interactive Online Video Advertising Platform
--Kaltura Launches New Version of its Self-Hosted Online Video Platform
--KickApps, Adobe Release OSMF App Studio Drag-and-Drop Media Player Solution
--Motorola Launches tru2way-Compatible Multiroom HD DVR
--NDS Extends Interactive TV Professional Services and Integration Work Contract with Cox
--Panasonic Demoing 3D, tru2way, New RUI
Due to the volume of news generated by the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles this week, [itvt] is covering a number of stories in this issue in round-up/summary form: BigBand Networks has announced IP video integrations with Entone , Orca Interactive , Verimatrix and Western Mediabridge . Boxee has announced the selection of Vindicia as the payments platform provider for its plans to offer premium content on its platform. "Vindicia's CashBox solution will enable...

Pace Launches Microsoft Mediaroom-Based IPTV Set-Top Box Platform

--Orca, Viaccess Powering White-Label IPTV Platform
--ITU Announces First IPTV Interop Event
UK-based set-top box company, Pace , on Wednesday launched a new set-top platform that uses Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV software. According to the company, its engineering team developed the customizable platform in order to enable operators to quickly and easily roll out IPTV, hybrid broadcast/broadband and OTT services.

Pace--which claims to have developed custom IP technologies for major pay-TV operators around the world, including Canal+ in France and Viasat in Scandinavia and the...

France Telecom to Use Orca Interactive's Compass Content Discovery and Recommendations Solution

Israeli IPTV middleware and applications provider, Orca Interactive , said Monday that France Telecom has selected its Compass technology in order to implement a multi-screen content discovery and recommendations solution across all the services offered in association with its Orange IPTV platform.

According to Orca, Compass incorporates a variety of recommendations engines to provide a blend of optimized recommendations to TV, PC and mobile users. With Compass, the company claims, Orange subscribers...