Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Google Chromecast, HBO, Pandora, Redbox, Revision3, Vimeo, Netflix, Google TV, Google "Helpouts," Harmonic, CCAP, Freeview Australia, HbbTV, TWC, Hulu

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Channel 4, The Digital Fiction Factory, Dish, Pandora, Dyyno

--Channel 4 Joins The Digital Fiction Factory in Push to Create New Multiplatform Drama Concepts
--Dish Adds Pandora App to its Hopper Whole-Home DVR System
--Dyyno Launches "Economical and Turnkey" TV Everywhere Solution
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. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your...

Amazon to Offer Netflix App on Kindle Fire

-- Kindle Fire Downloads available for Facebook, Pandora, Twitter, Rhapsody, Zynga, GameLoft, Rovio
An application that will allow Netflix subscribers to watch TV shows and movies from its Watch Instantly library is among the apps Amazon will offer to consumers that buy its Kindle Fire tablet next week. The $199 tablet, which ships Nov. 15, will also allow support apps for Facebook , Pandora , Rhapsody , Zynga , Rovio , The Weather Channel and games from Electronic Arts . Amazon cited several other examples of apps and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (X): Verizon FiOS, Pandora, Vision IPTV, Roku, Visiware

--Verizon FiOS TV Launches Pandora Widget
--Vision IPTV Lets Broadcasters Deliver Video to Roku's OTT Platform
--Visiware Reveals its Exhibit Plans for IBC 2011
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Verizon FiOS TV has launched Pandora 's streaming music service to subscribers in California, Texas and Virginia, and plans to roll it out in additional markets over the coming months. "FiOS TV subscribers can access their existing personalized radio stations from Pandora, or create a new account with the popular service...

Pandora Launches Comedy Channels

Internet radio site Pandora expanded into comedy, debuting six free comedy channels. In addition to letting listeners create personalized comedy stations based on their favorite comedians, Pandora has created comedy channels for genres such as political comedy, working class comedy and PG comedy. Pandora's comedy channels are also available on TV to Web surfers with connected devices such as Roku 's over-the-top video receiver and TiVo's Premiere DVR. More

Pandora's Personalized Internet Radio Service Now Available on TiVo Premiere DVR's

DVR vendor/service provider, TiVo , continues to add to the line-up of OTT content that can be accessed through its broadband-connected set-tops. The company said Monday that Pandora 's personalized Internet radio service is now available on all broadband-connected TiVo Premiere DVR's. "Just as TiVo revolutionized your television and personalized your viewing content, the Pandora application brings additional music customization to the all-in-one TiVo box," Jim Denney, TiVo's VP and general manager of product marketing,...

News Round-Up I: Connected TV

--DivX Launches DivX TV: Will Be Deployed by LG Electronics
--Home Jinni Launches Social Entertainment Platform/Media Center for Android-Based HDTV's/BDP's
--LG Electronics Expands its Netcast Entertainment Access Service
--Panasonic Adds Fox Sports, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter and Skype to Viera Cast
--Samsung Launches App Store, Napster Launches TV Widget on Samsung's Internet@TV
--Sony Launches 3D-Enabled Bravia Connected TV's, Blu-ray Players
--Toshiba Launches Broadband-Connected CELL TV, Featuring 2D-to-3D Conversion and More
--Trinity Convergence Working with Skype to Embed Skype Video Calling in Connected TV's
--Vizio Launches New Connected HDTV's, Expands its Vizio Internet Apps Service
A number of pieces of connected TV news came across [itvt]'s desk, Tuesday. Here is a brief--and by no means exhaustive--round-up (note: also see " Vudu Unveils Vudu Apps OTT Service ," " ActiveVideo Networks in Deal to Provide Blockbuster with Cloud-Based User Interface ," and " Showtime Networks, Betfair Launch Interactive TV Widgets "): DivX has announced DivX TV, which it bills as a "comprehensive embedded Internet TV platform that provides access to a...