Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Shaw, Swisscom, S3 Group

--Shaw Adds ACR-Enabled Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Experience to its Global Video App
--Swisscom Taps S3 Group for IPTV Set-Top Software Testing
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. Canadian MSO Shaw Media contacted [itvt] Monday to let us know that it has added a live, automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled, broadcast-synchronized companion experience to its Global Video App, an Internet-TV app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that was launched last spring. The new feature is designed to...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Boxee Pitches ‘Live TV stick’ to Cable Cord Cutters -- Netflix Targets Consumers that Buy Nook and Kindle Fire Tablets -- Shaw Deploys Motorola DreamGallery Solution -- YuMe Raises $12 Million from Samsung Ventures, Translink Capital -- Buckeye Launches Rovi TotalGuide

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...

Shaw Launches Arris DVR with Six Tuners

-- Canadian MSO Markets 'Shaw Gateway' in Calgary
Shaw Communications launched a multiroom DVR from Arris that contains six tuners, tripling the number of shows that most other pay TV providers allow subscribers to record. The Canadian MSO debuted the Arris DVR as part of a deployment of the Arris Whole Home Solution, which Shaw is marketing to customers as the "Shaw Gateway Experience." In addition to a 500-GB multi-room DVR capable or recording up to six TV programs simultaneously, the platform comes...

News Round-Up (VII): Rovi, SeaChange-StarHub, Sezmi, Shaw, Sling Media

--Rovi Launches Advertising Network, Signs Deals with I-O Data Device,
--SeaChange Powers Mobile TV for StarHub, SeaChange's ODG Launches SVOD with SFR Neuf
--Sezmi Expands Entry-Level Version of its Hybrid Service into 10 New Markets
--Shaw Launches Broadband VOD Player
--Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer Mobile for Android
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 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, please bear with us. We...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Revision3 to Use Miso iPhone/iPod touch Social TV App to Drive Interest in its Shows
--Rovi Launches Cable Operator Version of its TotalGuide EPG
--Rovi Licenses Passport EPG and Applications to Two Latin American Cable Operators
--Shaw Taps Verivue to Power Expansion of its VOD Service
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Revision3 has announced that it will use Bazaar Labs ' new iPhone/iPod touch app, Miso, to help drive awareness and tune-ins for its shows. According to the company, it is hoping that its viewers "will use Miso's brand new platform to 'check in' and share their entertainment...