Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ADB, Antik, Griffin Technology, Dijit Media

--ADB Delivering its Commercial Video Solution to Charter Communications
--Antik Launches "End-to-End IPTV Outsourcing Solution for OTT Video"
--Beacon Device Transforms iOS Devices into Universal Remotes
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: ADB has announced that it is delivering its Commercial Video Solution to Charter Communications (note: it says that it began shipping equipment to the MSO last month). "ADB's Commercial Video Solution plays a role in Charter's plan to enhance hotels' video entertainment services with the latest in-room video solutions, including a...

Verizon FiOS TV Expands Availability of its Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager Apps

--Adds New Features to Mobile Remote
Verizon said Wednesday that it is expanding the availability of two of the mobile applications--Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager--that it offers to customers of its FiOS TV service, and that it is also adding new features to the Mobile Remote app.

Effective immediately, Verizon says, Mobile Remote can be downloaded to a range of additional smartphones: the Droid Eris by HTC, the Droid Incredible by HTC, the HTC Touch Pro2 from...

Comcast Unveils "Xfinity Remote" for iPad, Other IP-Enabled Devices

Comcast Labs has developed a prototype of a Web-based remote control application that it says will extend its interactive programming guide to many IP-enabled devices. Dubbed the Xfinity Remote and designed to work with EBIF-enabled set-top boxes, the prototype was demo'd on an Apple iPad, Wednesday, by Comcast CEO, Brian Roberts, at the NCTA Cable Show.

According to Comcast, the Xfinity Remote will allow users to search for their favorite shows on...

New iTV Doctor Column on Playcast Media's Technology for Enabling Console Games on Legacy STB's

--Plus the Ladies of ITV Look Back at the Past Year in Interactive TV and Forward to 2010
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This week's column features Peter Flood , head of business development for North America at Playcast Media , discussing how that company's technology enables video games--including sophisticated console games--to be played on legacy set-top boxes.

We have also just published a new episode of our talk radio show , " Radio [i]tvt...

Clicker Media Launches Programming Discovery Application for the Boxee OTT Platform

--MobileTribe Enables Social Networking on Roku OTT Devices
In a posting on its corporate blog last week, Clicker Media --the company that 1) recently launched, a service which it bills as "the first complete programming guide to Internet television" and as "the first truly comprehensive, structured and unbiased resource for navigating all broadcast- and broadcast-quality programming online" ( see the article published on, November 16th ), and 2) also recently announced that Sling Media co-founder, Blake Krikorian, had invested in it...