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Cedar Point Holds First North American Public Demo of its Visual Communications Applications

--Apps Work with EBIF, tru2way and IPTV to Deliver Communications Services to STB's, Connected TV's, Other Devices
--CableLabs Innovation Showcase Technologies Focus on Connectivity between Cable Infrastructure and IP Devices
Cedar Point Communications , a company best known for its VoIP switching technologies, said Monday that it is holding the first North American public demonstration of its new SafariFusion Visual Communications Suite of applications at the CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone Colorado this week.

According to the company, which recently announced that it had joined itaas's istart application developer program, the applications are designed to optimize subscriber control over telecommunications functionalities. The...

Dyyno Offers "Turnkey" Service to Facilitate Launch of Video Channels on Roku OTT Platform

--Says It Can Develop a Branded Channel for a Publisher within Two Weeks
Dyyno , a company that specializes in enabling businesses to launch custom video portals, last week announced the launch of a "live TV portal" service on the Roku OTT platform. According to the company, the Dyyno Live TV Portal on Roku, as the new offering is called, provides a turnkey solution for businesses to bring their live, VOD and linear-TV channels to the living room. It bills the launch as meaning that owners and distributors...

Samsung Holds Contest to Encourage Development of Interactive TV Apps for its Connected-TV Devices

--Launches Free, Exclusive "ESPN Next Level" App, Reveals Plans to Launch 3D Movie Trailer App
Samsung Electronics America on Wednesday launched the " Free the TV Challenge ," a competition which it says will award $500,000 in prizes and is designed to encourage development of innovative interactive TV applications for connected TV's, Blu-ray players and Blu-ray home theater systems. The company also announced Wednesday that the number of applications available through its Samsung Apps store has more than doubled since the latter's launch five months ago, and that the store...

Report: New Apple TV to Be Branded as "iTV," Will Offer Apps, Will Only Support 720p

Earlier this year (see the article published on itvt.com, May 31st), the blog Engadget--citing "a source very close to Apple"--reported that Apple has been developing a new version of its Apple TV platform (the current incarnation of the latter having been famously described by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, as a "hobby") that will be based on the iPhone 4 and its A4 CPU (note: it was described by one of Engadget's sources as "an iPhone...

News Round-Up (III): Clikthrough, Autobytel, Deutsche Telekom, Flixster, Roku

--Clikthrough Powering Interactive Video for Autobytel
--Deutsche Telekom Launches Third Annual Interactive TV Award Contest
--Flixster Launches on Roku's OTT Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. We apologize...

News Round-Up (I): ABC (Australia), Sony, ADB, Alcatel-Lucent

--ABC iView Launches on Sony Bravia
--ADB Secures Hybrid TV Deployments in Slovakia, Poland
--Alcatel-Lucent's MiViewTV Interactive TV Platform Selected by Spain's TeleCable
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your...

News Round-Up (II): Amino, ANT, Topfield, Antik, Google TV

--Amino Reports Higher Revenues, Lower Losses
--ANT Galio HbbTV Platform Selected by Set-Top Box Vendor, Topfield
--Antik Technology to Incorporate Google TV into its Juice Set-Top Boxes
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your...

News Round-Up (X): theChanner, Turner, Adobe, FreeWheel, Verizon, Widevine, LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA

--theChanner Launches Social Music TV App for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
--Turner Teams with Adobe, FreeWheel on "TV Everywhere" Solution for Verizon FiOS TV Online
--Widevine in OTT Deals with LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your...

News Round-Up (VI): NDS, Netflix, News Over Wireless (Yahoo! TV Widgets), Ooyala

--NDS Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Netflix Extends Deal with Warner Bros., Will Launch Streaming Service in Canada
--News Over Wireless Creating Yahoo! TV Widgets for over 30 Local TV Stations
--Ooyala Supports Silverlight, Demo's Interactive Video Capabilities
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , has announced the line-up of technologies and products that it will be showcasing in its booth (Hall...

News Round-Up (VII): Project Canvas, Orange, Five, Redbox, MP3tunes, Roku, S3 Group, BSkyB

--Reports: Orange May Join Project Canvas, Five May Re-Join
--Redbox Planning to Offer Video Streaming
--MP3tunes Support Lets Roku Customers Play their Personal Music Collections on the TV
--S3 Group Trumpeting its Work on Sky's New HD Set-Top Boxes
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. UK mobile phone company, Orange , is considering becoming a member of Project Canvas , according to a report in The Guardian (note: Project Canvas is...

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