Strategy & Technology

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): ABC, Yahoo!, comScore, Digisoft, Strategy & Technology, Dish Network, FCC, Disney, AT&T U-verse, "Downton Abbey"

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news generated last week by CES 2013--we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Rovi, Microsoft, Belkin, Broadcom, ruwido, Strategy & Technology, SimpleStream, Vision21, Sharpie, Synacor, Technicolor, Broadpeak, Teleste, Verimatrix

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City)--and because of the large volume of news being generated by the IBC--we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Hulu, Panasonic, LXD, icueTV, Strategy & Technology

--Hulu Plus Launches on Select Panasonic Connected TV's and Blu-ray Players
--Third Season of "Legion of Extraordinary Dancers" Debuts on Hulu This Week
--icueTV in Integration Partnership with Strategy & Technology
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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 yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Hulu has announced...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange, Squrl, Strategy & Technology, Tribune Media Services

--SeaChange Launches "Express" Service to Facilitate Operators' Launch of Multiscreen Video Services
--Squrl Adds New Social Features, Becomes More iPad- and Apple TV-Friendly
--Strategy & Technology to Demo MHEG-Based Emergency Warning Broadcast System
--Tribune Media Services Launches Metadata Products for Entertainment Guide Providers
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: SeaChange International has launched the SeaChange Express multiscreen cloud video service, which it says will allow operators to add PC, tablet or mobile screens (including Apple and Android) to their existing pay-TV services within a few weeks. Key features of the service, according to the company, include: "1) SeaChange Adrenalin multiscreen...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Strategy & Technology, TiVo, Univision, Anvato

--Strategy & Technology Announces Exhibit Plans for NAB 2011
--TiVo Launches "Award Winning Films" Collection
--Univision Interactive Media Selects Anvato's Video Publishing Platform
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Strategy & Technology , a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, has announced its exhibit plans for the upcoming NAB Show (Booth SU7921, April 11th-14th in Las Vegas). The company says it will be showing two products for the first time at NAB: RedKey3 and TSProcessor. "RedKey3 [is a]...

Strategy & Technology Forms Dedicated Hybrid Systems Business Unit

--Taps Freeview Australia Veteran to Lead New Unit
Strategy & Technology , a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, said last week that it is setting up a dedicated Hybrid Systems business unit.

The new unit will be headed up by Matt Whitfield, who joins S&T following a stint at Freeview Australia, where he most recently served as technical director of phase 2 (MHEG-5 Platform EPG) of the national free-to-air digital TV platform. He will have the...

News Round-Up (VI): Sony, Google TV, Strategy & Technology, Widevine

--Sony Demo's Google TV Device at IFA
--S&T to Launch HbbTV Version of TSBroadcaster, Player App for MHEG IC and CI+ Markets
--Widevine Allowed Patent on Transcoding Broadcast Content for Internet Delivery
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. 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...

Strategy & Technology to Offer HbbTV Interactive TV Solution via Deal with Access

Strategy & Technology --a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, which recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of the significant growth in international sales of its products that it has achieved over the past four years (see the article published on itvt.com, April 21st)--said Tuesday that it has signed a licensing agreement with Access Systems Europe , a subsidiary of Access, a company that bills itself as a provider...

Freeview Australia's MHEG-Based EPG Goes Live

--Guide, Based on Tech from S&T, Billed as Preparing Way for New VOD and Interactive TV Services
Strategy & Technology --a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, which recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of the significant growth in international sales of its products that it has achieved over the past four years (see the article published on itvt.com, April 21st)--contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that Freeview Australia's EPG platform has launched nationally (note: Freeview Australia, which is a non-profit joint venture between...

Strategy & Technology Appoints Ex-OpenTV Exec as Director of Sales for the Americas

--Herb Scannell Named President of BBC Worldwide America
--Frances Berwick Named President of Bravo Media
Strategy & Technology --a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, which recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of the significant growth in international sales of its products that it has achieved over the past four years (see the article published on itvt.com, April 21st)--said Wednesday that it has hired Vincenzo (Enzo) D'Anna as director of sales for the Americas.

D'Anna joins the company from interactive TV...

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