SeeSaw

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Virgin Media Sees Increased Demand for TiVo Service -- British Streaming Video Service SeeSaw Shuts Down -- Zeebox Targets Connected TVs with iPad App -- MSG Varsity Launches Apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Top UK cable operator Virgin Media said its increased marketing efforts focused at distributing TiVo DVRs and broadband entertainment service to subscribers is paying off. The company ended the third quarter with 162,900 TiVo customers, more than quadrupling its TiVo subscriber base during the period. Growth is continuing during the fourth quarter, with Virgin reporting that it counted 222,000 TiVo subscribers as of Oct. 26. While many customers are upgrading to TiVo service, the DVRs -- which integrate Web video content -- are also helping the company sign new customers. It said about one third of its TiVo subscribers are new Virgin Media customers.

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Orca Interactive, Philo, LocalResponse, PlayLater, Prescreen, Red Bee Media, Scripps, SeeSaw, thePlatform, TiVo

In order to catch up with the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past two weeks at IBC, IFA, CEDIA, IDF and beyond, we have prepared a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Silknet to Launch IPTV Service Based on Orca 's RiGHTv Middleware, Compass Content Discovery Social-TV Check-In Company, Philo , Acquired by Social Advertising Company, LocalResponse PlayLater "DVR for Online Video" Launches Prescreen...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CNBC, Channel 4, SeeSaw

--CNBC Launches Connected-TV App for EMEA Region
--Channel 4 Begins Publishing Monthly Usage Reports for 4oD
--Channel 4 Terminates Content Deal with SeeSaw
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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. CNBC has launched...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Criterion Capital, SeeSaw, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Adobe

--Criterion Capital Partners Takes Controlling Stake in UK Broadband VOD Service, SeeSaw
--Sony Launches 3D VOD Service for its Bravia Connected-TV Platform
--STMicroelectronics Ports Adobe AIR to its Connected-TV SoC
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: As expected (see the article published on itvt.com, June 21st), Criterion Capital Partners has acquired a controlling stake in SeeSaw , the online video service previously owned by broadcast transmission company, Arqiva (note: Arqiva launched the service after acquiring the platform assets of Project Kangaroo, the VOD platform developed by UKVOD,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: BBC, SeeSaw, HBO, Hulu, Rovi, Suddenlink, Cogeco, Shaw

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 4th
--Criterion Capital Partners Set to Acquire SeeSaw
--HBO Go to Offer Preview of "True Blood" Episode
--Hulu Considering Sale
--Rovi in TotalGuide Deals with Suddenlink, Cogeco
--Shaw Launches Gateway in Edmonton
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The BBC has released the schedule of programming and interactive content that will be available via the BBC Red Button service through July 4th. Criterion Capital Partners , the company that acquired the struggling social media service, Bebo , is set to buy SeeSaw , the broadband TV service from UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, according to a report in The Guardian...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeeSaw, Sony UK, Moshcam, Time Warner Cable, NBC, TiVo

--SeeSaw CEO Steps Down
--Sony UK Offering Moshcam's Live Video Music Channel on its Connected-TV Platform
--Time Warner Cable Launches NBC Full Season Catch-Up on its VOD Platform
--TiVo Plans $120 Million Private Offering
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Arqiva (SeeSaw), ATVOD, Brightcove, LG Electronics

--Arqiva Appoints Financial Advisor to Lead Search for SeeSaw Investor
--Facing Shortfall, ATVOD Proposes New Fee Schedule for VOD Regulation
--Brightcove Expands into the Living Room via Connected-TV Partnership with LG Electronics
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva , has announced that it has appointed Ingenious Corporate Finance to lead the search for an investment partner for its broadband TV service, SeeSaw (offers programming from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as from Disney, MTV and NBC Universal), with the aim of...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rogue Paper, Samsung, ScreenReach, SeeSaw, Boxee

--Rogue Paper Launches TV Tune-In to Enable Broadcasters to Develop Two-Screen Interactive TV Apps
--Samsung Touts Line-Up of Super Bowl-Related Connected-TV Apps
--Social/Interactive TV Company, ScreenReach, Raises £500,000
--SeeSaw Testing its Service on Boxee
Because the [itvt] editorial team was busy last week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.

UK Broadband VOD Service, SeeSaw, in Multi-Year Licensing Deal with NBC Universal

SeeSaw --the UK broadband VOD service that broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, launched following its acquisition of the platform assets of Project Kangaroo, the VOD platform developed by UKVOD, a joint venture between the BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, and terrestrial broadcasters, ITV and Channel 4, for a price believed to be in the £8 million range (note: Project Kangaroo was believed to be close to launch, when it was nixed in February, 2009 by the...

SeeSaw Enhances Functionality of its Broadband VOD Service, Adds Range of Premium Content

SeeSaw --the broadband VOD service that broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, launched following its acquisition of the platform assets of Project Kangaroo, the VOD platform developed by UKVOD, a joint venture between the BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, and terrestrial broadcasters, ITV and Channel 4, for a price believed to be in the £8 million range (note: Project Kangaroo was believed to be close to launch, when it was nixed in February, 2009 by the Competition...

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