WebTView Launches Mobile Extension for its OTT Video Platform

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ADB, Espial, Kudelski Release Financial Results
--Kudelski Provides an Update on its OpenTV "Turnaround Plan"
--ADB Says it Has Secured Deals with Two Tier-1 US Cable MSO's in 2011
--Reports: "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" to Support Voting via Facebook
--BBC to Offer "Waterloo Road" Spin-Off through the Red Button
--E! Entertainment Television Teams with Trailer Park on Red-Carpet App for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
--Liveclicker Enables Interactive Video Shopping via Facebook Pages
--Connected-TV App Developer, MOVL, Appoints Director of Technology, Acquires Interactiva Colombia
--Rdio Social Music Service Launches on Roku
--Report: Samsung May Launch Google TV Devices Based
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related news we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB , Espial and the Kudelski Group have all released their latest financial results this week. Kudelski 's results announcement contains the following update on OpenTV , the interactive TV technology provider it acquired early last year: "With the full acquisition of OpenTV completed at the beginning of 2010, the Group launched a turnaround plan, with a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Samsung, SCTE, Alcatel-Lucent, Aurora, Genband, Juniper, SeaChange

--Samsung Announces Winners of its European Connected-TV App Development Contest
--Samsung Announces European Availability of its "Smart Hub" Connected-TV Offering
--SCTE Announces Technology Challenge Contestants
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. At its 2011 European Forum in Budapest, Monday, Samsung announced the winners of its European connected-TV application development contest, the Samsung Smart TV Challenge, which focused on the UK, Germany and France (note: Samsung recently announced the winners of a similar contest in the US--see the article published on itvt.com, January 6th)...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Strategy & Technology, TiVo, Univision, Anvato

--Strategy & Technology Announces Exhibit Plans for NAB 2011
--TiVo Launches "Award Winning Films" Collection
--Univision Interactive Media Selects Anvato's Video Publishing Platform
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Strategy & Technology , a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, has announced its exhibit plans for the upcoming NAB Show (Booth SU7921, April 11th-14th in Las Vegas). The company says it will be showing two products for the first time at NAB: RedKey3 and TSProcessor. "RedKey3 [is a]...

blinkx Brings its Online Video Index to Miniweb's woomi Connected-TV Platform

Vodafone Webbox Brings Connected TV to Developing Countries

--Device Delivers GSM/EDGE Internet Connectivity to Consumers' Existing TV's via RCA Connectors
Vodafone on Monday unveiled a device called Vodafone Webbox, which it says will bring affordable Internet access to any standard television set. Targeted at customers in emerging markets, where technology and cost barriers exclude many from accessing the Internet at home, Vodafone Webbox is a black, 14x25cm QWERTY keyboard that uses standard RCA connectors to plug into the television and convert it into an "Internet portal," Vodafone says. Internet connectivity is provided by an integrated GSM/EDGE modem.

Suddenlink Rolls Out TiVo Premiere-Based Hybrid TV in Three More Texas Cities

VOD Content Provider, Sportskool, Launches Two Channels on Roku's OTT Platform

--Enters Asian Pay-TV Market via New Deals with StarHub and PCCW
Sportskool , a Grace Creek Media-owned VOD content provider that specializes in sports training/instruction videos (note: for more on Grace Creek's acquisition of the company from Rainbow Media, see the article published on itvt.com, January 2nd, 2009), recently launched two new, original channels--Sportskool Yoga and Sportskool Fitness--on the Roku OTT platform.

Tvinci Updates its "Pay-OTT" Platform to Support HbbTV

ANT Galio Powers Humax's New TV Portal

--Portal Brings BBC iPlayer, Internet Radio, Flickr and Other OTT Services to Freeview STB's
Cambridge, UK-based digital TV software specialist, ANT , contacted [itvt] Thursday to let us know that its ANT Galio platform is powering set-top box manufacturer Humax 's new TV Portal. The company says that an automatic, over-the-air update to all Humax's HDR-FOX T2 Freeview+ set-top boxes in the UK ran from Friday, February 4th through Sunday, February 6th, and that the update included the addition of ANT Galio in order to facilitate the new portal...