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Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ActiveVideo Announces its Cable Congress Exhibit Plans
--BBC Releases January iPlayer Usage Statistics, Says New iPlayer iPad App Proving Popular
--Mobile Interactive Group Posts Strong 2010 Results
--Report: NDS Seeking $1.05 Billion in Loans to Refinance Debt
--Rovi Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Sonic Solutions Shares
--Sorenson Media, Kulabyte Team on Cloud-Based Live Video Encoding Platform
--Telefonica Unveils Cloud-Based Multiplatform Apps Environment
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , has announced its exhibit plans for this week's (February 15th-17th) Cable Congress show in Lucerne, Switzerland. The company says that it "will demonstrate how its CloudTV Platform can uniformly bring smart-TV functionality and applications to any set-top box or television equipped with CI Plus (Common Interface Plus) modules. During the...

New Interview on Rovi's Acquisition of Sonic Solutions

[itvt] has just published an INTERVIEW with Corey Ferengul , EVP of product management and marketing at digital entertainment technology provider, Rovi . Ferengul discusses Rovi's recent announcement that it will acquire digital media delivery infrastructure company, Sonic Solutions , for approximately $720 million (see the article published on itvt.com, January 3rd).

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): NBC Universal, Next New Networks, Nielsen, Ocean Blue Software, Philo, Rovi, Sonic Solutions, Cox

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Sonic Solutions, Suddenlink, TiVo, thePlatform, Tunerfish, TVGuide.com

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...

News Round-Up (IX): Tunerfish, WGBH, Widevine, Sonic Solutions, Saffron Digital, Hisense

--Tunerfish Launches iPhone/iPod touch Version of its Social TV Service
--WGBH Appoints Former ABC Digital Media Exec as VP of Broadband and Interactive Media
--Widevine in Deals with Sonic Solutions, Saffron Digital, Hisense
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...

Sonic Solutions in OTT Deal with Consumer Electronics Manufacturer, Haier

OTT video infrastructure provider, Sonic Solutions , said Tuesday that Haier, a Chinese manufacturer of home appliances and consumer electronics, has chosen its RoxioNow platform to enable delivery of a library of Hollywood movies and TV shows over the Web to a new line of Haier -branded Blu-ray players and HDTV sets. "Digital movie services powered by the RoxioNow platform will play an important role in our next-generation connected devices and help make it easy...

News Round-Up (VIII): Softel, Sonic-Boxee-Sears, theChanner, thePlatform, TiVo-FrameChannel

--Softel Announces IBC 2010 Line-Up
--Sonic Solutions in OTT Deals with Boxee and Sears
--theChanner Launches iPhone and Android App for Live, Social, Mobile TV
--thePlatform Enables Video Publishing to Broad Range of OTT Services and Devices
--TiVo's New FrameChannel App Brings Customized Web Content to TV
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 couple of 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...

News Round-Up (VI): Samsung-Facebook-Google Maps, Sonic-RealD-DTS, Sony-Eurosport

--Facebook and Google Maps Applications Launched in Samsung Apps Store
--Sonic Solutions in 3D Partnership with RealD, Audio Partnership with DTS
--Sony in Connected TV Partnership with Eurosport
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. Samsung Electronics America has announced the availability of Facebook and Google Maps interactive TV applications in its Samsung Apps store. The apps can be downloaded for use in...

Sonic Solutions to Acquire DivX

OTT video infrastructure provider, Sonic Solutions , and codec specialist, DivX , said Wednesday that they have signed a definitive merger agreement, under which Sonic will acquire DivX for around $323 million in cash and stock. The companies--which in recent months have announced two partnership agreements (see the articles published on itvt.com, December 17th and March 22nd)--are billing their merger as creating a "digital video delivery powerhouse" that will streamline OTT distribution of Hollywood movies...

Best Buy Launches "CinemaNow" Download Service, Powered by Sonic Solutions

Electronics retailer, Best Buy , on Tuesday announced the availability of its new download service, branded as CinemaNow , which it says will provide consumers with free, same-day instant access to new-release movies and TV shows: titles will be available for rent at around $4 each, and for purchase at around $15. The CinemaNow brand was formerly owned by Sonic Solutions (note: Sonic acquired the pioneering OTT service of the same name back in 2008),...

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