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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Accedo, Filmin, Samsung, AFDESI, Visiware, BBC Worldwide, UltraViolet, "Boxee TV," Civolution, HyperTV, Sky Italia, CodecSys, Comcast RDK, Digitalsmiths

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City) , we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format: Accedo Tapped by Spanish VOD Provider, Filmin, to Develop Apps for Multiple Connected-TV Platforms; First App Launched on Samsung Smart TV's and Blu-ray Players Wiztivi, Dotscreen, Nickelodeon, Stingray Digital, TDF/France TV, Visiware, nacamar, httv Win AFDESI's International Interactive TV...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Rovi, Sky Italia, Columbus Communications, Panasonic, S3 Group, SeaChange International, Sky, Vevo, Ouya, You on Demand, Paramount

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Cisco, NDS, Sky Italia, Ooyala, WordPress

--Cisco to Acquire NDS, Merge it into its Service Provider Video Technology Group
--NDS Powers New User Interface for Sky Italia
--Ooyala Participates in WordPress Featured Partner Program
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. Cisco , which back in 2006 acquired digital TV equipment provider, Scientific-Atlanta, for $6.9 billion, announced Thursday that it plans to acquire interactive TV and content-security technology provider, NDS , for approximately $5 billion. "The acquisition of NDS will complement and accelerate the delivery of Videoscape, Cisco's comprehensive platform...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Espial, HyperTV, Sky Italia, Wiztivi, iConcerts, Panasonic, Toshiba

--Espial to Showcase "TV Everywhere" Solutions at CSTB 2012
--HyperTV, Sky Italia Bring ACR-Powered Second-Screen Interactivity to "The X Factor"
--Wiztivi Powers iConcerts VOD Apps on Panasonic and Toshiba Connected-TV Platforms
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Mirada Powers Interactive TV Advertising for Sky Italia

Mirada , the Anglo-Spanish interactive TV company that was formed via the merger of YooMedia and Fresh IT (note: for extensive background on the merger, see the article published on, January 15th, 2008), announced Monday that it is partnering with News Corp.-owned pay-TV provider, Sky Italia , to deliver interactive TV advertising on the latter's OpenTV middleware-powered platform.

According to the company, the new interactive TV advertising service allows Sky Italia...