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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DISH, EchoStar, Move Networks, Electra Entertainment, Access, ES3, Pace

--DISH Network Launches DISH Remote Access for Android Tablets, Demo's Sling Extender
--EchoStar Acquires Move Networks Assets
--Electra Entertainment in Interactive TV Partnership with Access
--ES3, Pace Team to Develop Interactive TV Apps for Microsoft Mediaroom
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. DISH Network has announced that DISH Remote Access, its free application that allows subscribers to its service to watch live and recorded TV on their smartphones, is now available for Android tablets. The app allows DISH...

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Acquire Lovefilm
--AT&T Teams with NCAA Football on Social App
--BBC Commissions Second Series of "Interactive Episodes" of "Doctor Who"
--CBS Sports Launches Pro Football App for Apple iPad
--ivi Receives Cease-and-Desist Letters from Broadcasters, Files Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
--Motive Television to Acquire Adecq, Provider of the Bestv DTT-Based VOD Solution
--Ofcom Hands over Responsibility for VOD Content Regulation to Association for Television on Demand
--Open IPTV Forum Adds Four More Members
--Pace Hires Nokia UK & Ireland MD, Mark Loughran, to Head New Convergence-Focused Unit
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: According to a report in the now paywall-blocked Sunday Times, Amazon has initiated a takeover bid for Lovefilm , the company often referred to as "the European Netflix." The bid is said to value Lovefilm at around £200 million. AT&T and NCAA football have announced the launch of a free NCAA Football Fan Zone App...

News Round-Up (VIII): Ooyala, Pace, Project Canvas

--Online Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Raises $22 Million
--Pace Launches Pace App Cafe, Unveils New MDC1000 Capabilities
--Project Canvas Publishes Draft Technical Specs, Receives Expressions of Interest from 40+ CE Manufacturers
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of 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,...

News Round-Up (VIII): Pace, 2Wire, Panasonic (tru2way), Philo

--Pace Targets US Tier-One Telco Market with 2Wire Acquisition
--Panasonic No Longer Selling tru2way Devices in Retail
--Social TV Start-Up, Philo, Secures Funding, Launches New Features
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 (V): ITV Player, NBC, Pace-MultiChoice

--Report: ITV Looking to Launch ITV Player App on Smartphones
--NBC Invites Viewers to Create "Fanisode" of "The Office"
--Pace Develops New HD DVR for South Africa's MultiChoice
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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 commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is in talks with Apple , RIM (BlackBerry) and Google (Android) about launching a mobile app for its ITV Player programming catch-up...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Pace to Incorporate WiFi into Set-Tops
--Red Bee Powering Web-Based iPhone Simulcast Streaming App for ITV
--Roku Launches Six More Channels on its OTT Platform
--SeaChange Expands Board of Directors in Compromise Deal with Investor
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be 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-based set-top box company, Pace , has announced that it has joined the WiFi Alliance and that it will incorporate WiFi technology into certain...

Pace Named World's #1 Supplier of Set-Tops to Pay-TV Industry, Beating Out Motorola and Technicolor

--Company Releases Freeview+ HD DVR
UK-based set-top box company, Pace , contacted [itvt] Monday to let us know that IMS Research has named it the world's largest supplier of set-top boxes to the pay-TV industry, beating out Motorola and Technicolor (formerly Thomson), which in 2008 had been numbers one and two respectively. According to the company, IMS Research's figures show that a major increase in its set-top sales propelled Pace from third place in 2008 to first place in 2009...

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...

Pace Unveils Set-Top Solution for Making PC Games Available on HDTV Sets

--Solution Developed as Part of EU-Funded Games@Large Project
UK-based set-top box company, Pace , has unveiled an HD set-top box that is designed to make games developed for the PC accessible in the living room. According to the company, the device, which was developed under the auspices of the European Union-funded Games@Large project (of which Pace is a consortium member), allows high-quality PC games to be played on the TV, using a combination of game servers and streaming technology. It is being demo'd...

Irdeto, OpenTV, Pace, TeleIdea Team on VOD, HD PVR Solutions for Satellite TV Provider, Digiturk

Content protection specialist, Irdeto , said Tuesday that it has teamed with interactive TV middleware provider, OpenTV , set-top box vendor, Pace , and interactive TV applications provider, TeleIdea , to develop and implement a "highly complex" broadcasting solution for Turkish satellite TV provider, Digiturk. According to Irdeto, the companies' joint solution is now enabling Digiturk to deliver various advanced digital TV offerings, including push- and subscription VOD (P/S-VOD) with HD PVR. Since the launch...

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