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News Round-Up (V): ITV Player, NBC, Pace-MultiChoice

--Report: ITV Looking to Launch ITV Player App on Smartphones
--NBC Invites Viewers to Create "Fanisode" of "The Office"
--Pace Develops New HD DVR for South Africa's MultiChoice
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is in talks with Apple , RIM (BlackBerry) and Google (Android) about launching a mobile app for its ITV Player programming catch-up...

News Round-Up (VIII)

--TV Genius Wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
--Verizon FiOS TV Launches International Soccer Widget
--V Cast Now Available on Verizon Wireless's Android-Based Smartphones
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. TV search and recommendations specialist, TV Genius , has announced that it has won a Red Herring Top 100 Europe award. "We're delighted to...

News Round-Up

--Brightcove Launches Operations in France
--Google Launches WebM Open Web Media Project
--Kyte Launches Android SDK and Application Framework
--QuickPlay Media Launches PrimeTime2Go on Android-Powered Motorola Smartphones
--Project Canvas Gets Green Light from Office of Fair Trading
--Roku Publishes Demo Videos of its New Netflix UI and its UFC Channel
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , has announced the official launch of company operations in France. It has opened an office in Paris and appointed Henri Hallynck as director of regional sales for France. It has also announced a strategic partnership with Hub Sales, and customer wins with Societe Generale, Audi France and Roche. The company has...

Fox Using Augmented Reality to Promote "Dollhouse"

--iPhone Layar AR Browser Submitted to App Store, Two Wikipedia-Based iPhone AR Apps Launch
Broadcast network, Fox , has tapped marketing agency, Blitz , and Adobe Flash developer, gskinner.com , to develop an Adobe Flash/Adobe AIR-based interactive/augmented reality application to promote its new show, " Dollhouse ." Dubbed "Virtual Echo" (note: Echo is the name of the show's lead character, played by Eliza Dushku) and available as a free download from http://www.fox.com/virtualecho , the application is billed as bringing Echo to life in two ways: 1) it presents viewers...

TiVo Remote-Scheduling App Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

--TiVo's Audience Research Arm Has Mixed News for "The Jay Leno Show"
TiVo and Research in Motion (RIM) on Wednesday launched a free remote-scheduling application for BlackBerry devices. The app, which works with standalone TiVo Series2 and later DVR's (but not with TiVo-enabled cable and satellite boxes) and requires BlackBerry OS 4.2.0 or later, features an interface that replicates the look-and-feel of the standard TiVo set-top interface. Among other things, the app lets users browse programming categories, popular shows, and daily picks; search for shows by keyword,...

QuickPlay Media Launches VOD Service for BlackBerry Smartphones

QuickPlay Media has launched a subscription-based VOD service for the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphones. Dubbed PrimeTime2Go, the service offers full-length recent episodes of primetime and premium shows from a line-up of content partners that includes ABC, CBS, NBC Universal, The CW, ABC Family, Animal Planet, Bravo, Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney XD, ESPN, Sci Fi and USA. It is accessed via an application that can be downloaded from BlackBerry's BlackBerry App World service...

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