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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): TVGuide.com, Ustream, Mobile Roadie, Wowza, Encoding.com

--TVGuide.com Revamps its Watchlist Entertainment Guide
--Ustream Partners with Mobile Roadie to Enable its Customers to Develop Custom Smartphone Apps
--Wowza, Encoding.com Partner to Simplify Adaptive Bitrate Streaming
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. TVGuide.com earlier this month launched a new version of its Watchlist entertainment guide. "The new version of Watchlist enables users to easily find and share where to watch their favorite shows, sports teams and actors," the company states in its press materials. "It...

News Round-Up (IV): Howcast, Interactivation, Stingray Digital, Ligos, Zodiac Interactive (EBIF)

--Howcast Claims Its Smartphone Apps Have Been Downloaded by over 2 Million Users
--Interactivation Sells Concert TV VOD Service to Canada's Stingray Digital
--Ligos Joins Zodiac Interactive's Partner Program, Will Use Zodiac's EBIF UA for its Ligos ETV Suite
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...

Report: Apple Developing $99 Apple TV Based on iPhone 4 Architecture and OS

--Hulu Blocks New Version of Hillcrest Labs' Kylo TV Web Browser
--Boxee Seeking to Attract BBC iPlayer, Other UK Content Providers, to its Platform
--Wolfgang's Vault App Launches on Boxee
The blog Engadget reported last week that it had received a tip--which it said had been confirmed by "a source very close to Apple "--about the next generation of Apple TV , a platform whose current incarnation has been famously described by CEO Steve Jobs as a "hobby." According to the blog, the new version of Apple TV has been in development for some time now (i.e. before Google announced its new Android-based Google TV...

CBS Television Stations, Fuel TV Launch Video-Enabled iPhone/iPod Touch Applications

Broadcast network, CBS , and action sports programmer, Fuel TV , both announced the availability of free, video-enabled iPhone/iPod touch applications in the Apple App Store Wednesday.

The new CBS app, which is the result of a collaboration between the broadcaster's CBS Mobile and CBS Television Stations arms, is offered in different versions for CBS-owned TV stations in 13 markets (WCBS-New York, KCBS/KCAL-Los Angeles, WBBM-Chicago, KYW-Philadelphia, WBZ-Boston, KPIX-San Francisco, KTVT-Dallas/Fort Worth, WCCO-Minneapolis/St...

NDS-Subsidiary, CastUP, Launches End-to-End Video Delivery Solution for Apple iPhone

CastUP , a subsidiary of interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , that specializes in IP streaming media products and CDN systems, on Tuesday announced the launch of an end-to-end video delivery solution for the Apple iPhone .

According to the company, the new solution provides the framework for high-quality video content to be delivered to the iPhone via multiple delivery mechanisms (including live broadcast and VOD), using either streaming...

L5 Launches Solution to Transform iPhone/iPod touch into Universal Remote Control

Fort Lauderdale-based L5 Technology on Monday launched a solution--comprised of a hardware accessory and a free software application--that it bills as transforming any iPhone/iPod touch into a universal remote , capable of controlling TV sets, DVD players, DVR's, cable set-top boxes, audio equipment, and most other products that come with an infrared remote (including, the company points out, ceiling fans and air conditioners).

According to the company, the L5 Remote's hardware component...

AdMob Launches Interactive Video Ad Unit for the iPhone

--Company Was Recently Acquired by Google for $750 Million
AdMob --a mobile advertising network which, earlier this month, was acquired by Google for $750 million--on Tuesday announced the launch of a new Interactive Video Ad Unit for the iPhone . The company claims that the new ad unit is "the first to bring true interactivity to mobile video advertising" via in-player actions that enable consumers to browse Web sites, view additional videos and more while the video they were watching plays. The first ads...

LocateTV iPhone/iPod touch App Launched

--Smartphone Round-Up: Kyte, National Film Board of Canada, Universal Studios
Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that it has launched an iPhone/iPod touch app for LocateTV , an online programming guide which it operates and which allows users to search for programming on TV, the Web and DVD (note: according to Quantcast figures cited by the company, the site, which launched in October, 2007, reaches over a million people each month in the US and...

thePlatform Launches Service to Facilitate Delivery of Video Content to the iPhone

--Brightcove Launches "Developer TV"
Comcast-owned white-label video management company, thePlatform , has launched a service intended to make it easier for its customers to deliver video content to the Apple iPhone . "As you may know, delivering mobile content sometimes requires specialized development resources," the company wrote on its blog, Wednesday. "And if you're developing a custom application for the iPhone, going through the Apple App Store approval process can add extra work. thePlatform wanted to make the mobile...

Targeting TV Widget Space, Sigma Designs Announces "Broad Scale Support" for Android OS

--Will Offer Vantage 8654 SDK's for Porting Android Apps to its IP Set-Top Box and Blu-ray Platforms
Sigma Designs , a provider of system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for set-top boxes and consumer electronics, announced Tuesday that it is committed to "broad scale support" of the Android operating system on its media-processor SoC's, and also announced the availability of a ported version of Android on its Vantage SMP8654 development platform. In addition, the company said that it will be teaming with MIPS Technologies to demo Android-powered 1080p video on a full-HD flat-screen display at...

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