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News Round-Up (VII)

--Clearleap, itaas Develop EBIF App for Continuous, Lean-Back Viewing of Short-Form VOD
--Ustream Launches in Japan
--Verizon Adds YouTube Access, Internet Radio to FiOS TV, Extends Media Manager to All HD Subs
--Virgin Media Launches Online VOD Service, "Virgin Media Online Movies"
--Vidiactive Launches Social TV Platform
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. Clearleap , an Atlanta-based company which offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, has announced that it has partnered...

Brightcove Announces Support for Facebook's Open Graph and Social Plug-Ins

Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , says that its platform will provide support for the Open Graph and new set of Social Plug-ins that were announced by social networking giant, Facebook , at its f8 Conference in San Francisco, Wednesday (note: an explanation of the Open Graph and the new plug-ins can be found here ).

"We have created a way for Brightcove online video platform customers to quickly embed the Facebook...

Dailymotion Integrates Facebook's "Like" Button

Paris-based video-sharing site operator, Dailymotion , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that users of its site can now share videos in their Facebook profile, using the new Facebook Social Plug-In "Like" button. With one click of the button, the company says, a video is embedded into a Facebook user's Wall, and the button will also allow users to associate a personal comment with the shared video.

Dailymotion also says that... to Offer Social TV-Enabled Live Video Coverage of NFL Draft

CBS Sports contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know about its plans to provide social TV-enabled broadband video coverage of Thursday's 2010 NFL Draft. According to the company, the centerpiece of its coverage will be "Inside the Draft Live," a show that will air live on and that will also be simulcast on the CBS College Sports Network. Produced by, the show will provide coverage of the first, second and third rounds of...

News Round-Up

--Brightcove Names Paul Goetz SVP of Sales for North America
--"Doctor Who" Breaks iPlayer Record
--Sigma Designs Announces Major Corporate Reorganization
--Starz Offering Sneak Previews of "Party Down" on Free VOD, Online
--USC Annenberg to Launch Social Online Video Editing Platform
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Brightcove has named Paul Goetz SVP of sales for North America. "Paul Goetz brings more than 20 years of technology sales experience, most recently serving as senior vice president of US sales and consulting at SAVVIS Corporation, where he led engagements with major consumer brands, media organizations and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers," Brightcove says in its...

News Round-Up

--Verizon Launches FiOS Labs Site
--Over 200,000 Users Participate in ITV's Social Coverage of Election Debate
--ITC to Investigate Certain Cablevision STB's
--Microsoft Releases Silverlight 4
--MHL Consortium Aims to Develop New Interface Standard for Connecting Mobiles to HDTV's
--Sony to Integrate PlayTV with Facebook
--TiVo Calls on FCC to Probe Economics of CableCARD
--Widevine Selects Arxan's Application Hardening and Key Protection Solutions
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Verizon revealed via Twitter Sunday that it has launched a FiOS Labs site , which it says will allow interested parties to "take a look backstage at some ideas we're working on, along with some of our most recently launched features." Projects listed on the site include an initiative with iheartradio to bring the latter's...

IneoQuest-Subsidiary, Vloop, Launches Social TV Platform

--Company Claims Platform Offers Tangible Benefits for Content Providers, Operators
Vloop , a start-up that is a subsidiary of IneoQuest, a provider of solutions for monitoring digital video delivery, officially launched its eponymous social TV service at the NAB show in Las Vegas Wednesday. According to the company, the free service, which is currently available in beta at and for which it says patents are pending, lets users: join their Facebook friends or people in their local area to interact with one another around...

News Round-Up

--Major Broadcasters Form Mobile TV Content Joint Venture
--History Channel Using Foursquare to Promote New Show
--Intel Demo's PVR Concept
--ON24 Launches "Social Webcasting" Platform
--Softel Working to Streamline Closed Caption Workflow on Avid Editing Systems
--Interactive Video Specialist, Veeple, Launches "VeepleTV"
--YuMe Announces Support for Microsoft Silverlight
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: 12 major US broadcasters-- Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, EW Scripps, Fox, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television, ION Television, Media General, Meredith Corp., NBC, Post-Newsweek Stations and Raycom Media -- have announced plans to form a standalone joint venture to develop a new national mobile content service. According to the broadcasters, the service will use existing...

Music Choice Taps Norway's to Power its New Interactive TV Network, SWRV

Norwegian interactive TV software company, , announced Monday that its flagship Interactivity Suite is a key technology component of SWRV , the new 24/7 interactive music video network that was launched earlier this year by multiplatform programmer, Music Choice. The network--which is currently available to Cox digital cable subscribers in New England and Virginia on Channel 900 and to Cox broadband subscribers nationwide (note: Music Choice says that the network will be rolled out...

Mozaik Launches Two-Screen Interactive TV Application for Apple iPad and iPhone

--Ustream Offers Live, Social TV Coverage of Bon Jovi Concert on the iPad
--Shazam Planning iPad-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV, Based on its Audio "Tagging" Tech
At the NAB show in Las Vegas, Monday, a company called Mozaik Multimedia launched a two-screen interactive TV application for the Apple iPad and iPhone . Dubbed " MovieBuddy " and based on the company's !Content technology, the new app is billed as allowing viewers to learn more about products, people and places they see on a movie or TV program, purchase featured products, and share information via Facebook, Twitter or email.