BBC Trust Publishes Conclusions of its iPlayer Review, Begins Consultation on New Syndication Policy

--New Policy Would Ban iPlayer Self-Builds, Ensure iPlayer Branding on Third-Party VOD Platforms
--BBC Closes Red Button Blog, Launches New Comedy Site
The BBC's governing body, the BBC Trust , on Tuesday published the conclusions of its review of the BBC's on-demand services, including the BBC iPlayer (note: the BBC is expected to announce the addition of a number of social features to the iPlayer today). It also announced an eight-week consultation on changes that the BBC Executive has proposed to the corporation's online programming syndication policy. The proposed changes would mean that BBC programs could not...

New "iTV Doctor" Column Features Will Kreth Explaining the Work of OEDN

--Plus TubeMogul Interview, New Blog Posts on Interactive TV Games, AT&T's CruiseCast
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column , "The iTV Doctor Is In!" This week, Will Kreth , senior director of advanced video strategy at Time Warner Cable and founder of OEDN (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards, explains how OEDN is working with academic...

Unicorn Media Launches Transcoding and RSS-Feed-Creation Solution for Syndicating Videos to TiVo

--Launch Follows TiVo's Announcement Last Week that it Is Opening Up its Platform to Video Podcasters
As [itvt] reported last week ( see article published on, August 6th ), TiVo recently announced that it is making available "hundreds" of free broadband videos to broadband-connected TiVo Series3, TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL subscribers via new "podcast channels," and also announced that it is now possible for any video podcast provider to publish video content to TiVo DVR's using industry-standard Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and H.264 video (note: TiVo users can...