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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): ruwido, Mediaset, S3 Group, Spike TV, Loyalize

--ruwido's New Companion Box Connects Smartphones to TV to "Personalize the Viewing Experience"
--Mediaset Selects S3 Group's StormTest as its Multiplatform Test-Automation Solution
--Spike TV Taps Loyalize to Add Real-Time Interactivity to "Deadliest Warrior" Season Finale
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Motive Television, MultiChoice, Orb Networks

--Motive Television Launches "Video to Go" Sideloading Capability
--South Africa's MultiChoice Launches Transactional VOD Service
--Orb Live App Enables Streaming of Premium Online Programming to Smartphones
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: Motive Television has announced "Video to Go," which it bills as a "major advancement" in its Television Anytime Anywhere platform, enabling "the seamless loading of recorded movies and other pre-recorded material to laptops, iPads and other tablet and mobile devices. The advancement allows viewers to transfer a recorded file from their...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Peel, Showtime Networks, GroupMe, Time Warner Cable

--Peel Launches Android Version of its Programming-Discovery Smartphone App
--Showtime's "Dexter" Smartphone App Launches Social-TV Functionality via GroupMe Integration
--Time Warner Cable Launches Whole House DVR, Start Over, Look Back, Caller-ID on TV in Dallas
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: Programming discovery specialist, Peel , has launched an Android version of its flagship smartphone app (note: for more on the iPhone version, see the article published on itvt.com, March 8th). "The app's home screen displays colorful thumbnails of 'Top Picks,' or favorite shows," Peel explains in its press materials. "Touch one...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Twentieth Century Fox, Cablevision, Verizon, Verismo, Verimatrix

--Twentieth Century Fox to Allow Blu-ray Customers to Transfer Movies to Android Smartphones
--USITC Rules in Cablevision's Favor on Four of the Five STB Patents at Stake in Dispute with Verizon
--OTT Specialist, Verismo Networks, Taps Verimatrix for Content Protection
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: Twentieth Century Fox has struck a deal with Google that will enable consumers who purchase certain of its Blu-ray disc movies (starting in October with "X-Men: First Class") to download a digital file of the movie to their PC and then sideload it to their Android smartphone, the Financial Times reported...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Netflix, Neulion, Roku

--Netflix Now Supported on 22 Android Smartphones and Tablets
--Neulion Powering Broadband Video for Billie Jean King's World TeamTennis League
--Next Generation of Roku's OTT Set-Tops Features Support for Casual Gaming
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: In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, Netflix announced that it has just added support for its service on "a large number" of Android devices. According to Netflix's Android Market page, its service is now supported on the following Android smartphones and tablets: Casio G'zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, ESPN, Hulu, Intel, Toshiba

--DirecTV, ESPN Offer Interactive TV Coverage of The Open Championship
--Hulu Plus Launches on Four More Android Smartphones
--Intel, Toshiba Collaborate on Interactive "Social Film" Featuring Hollywood Talent
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: DirecTV recently teamed with ESPN to offer interactive TV coverage of golf's Open Championship . Key features of "The Open Championship Experience," as the DirecTV-ESPN offering was branded, included: 1) A multiscreen "mix" channel that allowed viewers to watch, and switch between the audio of, three supplemental channels of coverage in...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Interview with Channing Dawson, Senior Advisor at Scripps Networks

--Dawson Discusses Interactive TV Advertising, VOD Monetization, the Significance of the iPad, and More
[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! "

In this edition, the iTV Doctor interviews CHANNING DAWSON , senior advisor at Scripps Networks . The interview sees Dawson sharing his views on, among other things, interactive TV advertising, VOD monetization, the emergence of the iPad and smartphones as TV companion devices, and the most significant ITV and TV Everywhere challenges he...

News Round-Up (VII): YouTube, Zappware, linkID, Concurrent, Zon TVCabo

--YouTube Trials Social TV-Enabled Live Streaming Video Platform
--Zappware, linkID Develop "Red-Button" Interactive TV Application for Smartphones and Tablets
--Zon TVCabo Taps Concurrent to Expand its VOD Offering
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

Justin.tv Launches Live Broadcasting App for Android Smartphones

In a posting on its corporate blog Wednesday, Justin.tv , a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video," announced that it has launched a live broadcasting app for the Android platform (note: the company previously launched an iPhone app that allows users to receive broadcasts from its service; it plans to roll out a live broadcasting app for the iPhone in...

News Round-Up (II): Cablevision, CBS, Comcast, Hulu, Charter

--Cablevision's Rutledge Reveals Plans to Offer Linear TV, VOD on iPad and Smartphones
--CBS-Comcast Deal to Include "Greatly Expanded" VOD on Cable and Online, CBS Eyes Hulu Plus
--Charter Launches "TV Everywhere" Trial
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...

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