Project Canvas

News Round-Up (VI): Opera, Toshiba, PlayJam, Freeview, Tesco, Project Canvas (YouView)

--Opera Browser to Be Offered on New Toshiba HbbTV Devices
--PlayJam Games Now Available on Freeview Set-Tops through Partnership with Tesco
--Project Canvas Incorporates as YouView, Names Richard Halton CEO
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Oslo, Norway-based browser specialist, Opera Software , has announced that a customized version of its Opera browser will be offered on Toshiba's latest HbbTV sets in Europe, the REGZA VL and WV series. (Note: HbbTV--short for "Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV"--is a pan-European initiative...

News Round-Up (II): CloverLeaf, DTG, Project Canvas, Envivio, Edgeware, Verimatrix

--Three More ILEC's Launch CloverLeaf Digital's Localized Interactive TV Services and Games
--DTG to Offer Testing for Connected TV, HbbTV, Project Canvas
--Envivio, Edgeware, Verimatrix Partner on Multiscreen TV Solution
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 few more 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): 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,...

UK Terrestrial Broadcaster, Channel Five, Rejoins Project Canvas

Just a few weeks after announcing (see the article published on itvt.com, July 11th) its withdrawal from Project Canvas --an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and other UK public-service broadcasters, 2) UK ISP's, BT and TalkTalk, and 3) UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, partnering in order to attempt to develop a common standard and interface for the delivery of online catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer, the ITV player and 4oD, as well...

News Round-Up

--Report: TV Networks Reluctant to Support Google TV
--IP Vision Files Complaint with Ofcom over Project Canvas
--Monsoon Launches its Vulkano Platform, which it Bills as Replacing TiVo, Slingbox and Roku
--Total Immersion Uses Augmented Reality to Promote Environmental Awareness
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: " Google Inc . is launching a campaign to line up TV networks' support for its new Google TV software, but many remain reluctant to partner with a service they believe encroaches on their turf," Jessica Vascellaro reports in the Wall Street Journal . According to Vascellaro's report, while Google has met with officials of ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and...

Project Canvas Invites CE Manufacturers to Submit Expressions of Interest in Developing Canvas Devices

The partners behind Project Canvas on Wednesday formally invited expressions of interest from consumer equipment manufacturers to develop and bring Canvas devices to market in 2011 (note: Project Canvas is an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and UK public-service broadcasters, ITV and Channel 4, 2) UK ISP's, BT and TalkTalk, and 3) UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, partnering in order to attempt to develop a common standard and interface for the delivery of online...

News Round-Up (II): Bravo, Groupon, CableLabs (tru2way), Citrus Suite, Project Canvas

--Bravo Launches Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV App for iPad, Partners with Groupon
--CableLabs Interop Demo's Sharing of DVR Content Between tru2way STB's and DLNA-Certified Devices
--Citrus Suite Tapped to Develop Interactive TV Application for Project Canvas
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 (VI): HSN, Project Canvas, Monsoon Media

--HSN Awarded Interactive TV Commerce Patent
--Kip Meek Named Project Canvas Chair
--Monsoon Multimedia Touts New Vulkano Platform as Replacing TiVo, Roku and Slingbox
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 (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...

News Round-Up

--Report: Kip Meek to Be Named Chairman of Project Canvas
--never.no Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Social Animal Creates Interactive 360-Degree Video for Zipfizz
--Unicast Report Details Engagement Levels with Different Interactive Ad Formats
--Zee TV Invites Viewers to Help Name and Market New Show
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we are following: Project Canvas --an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and other UK public-service broadcasters, 2) UK ISP's, BT and TalkTalk, and 3) UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, partnering in order to attempt to develop a common standard and interface for the delivery of online catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer, the ITV player and 4oD, as well as other Internet-based services...

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