Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Stingray Digital, Baeblemusic, SysMedia, Teleste, Tvinci

--VOD Programmer, Stingray Digital, in Programming Deal with Baeblemusic
--SysMedia to Launch "SysMedia Connect" Content-Management Solution for Connected TV
--Teleste to Demo Hybrid-TV Solutions at IBC 2011
--Tvinci to Showcase Integration of its "Pay-OTT" Technology at IBC 2011
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA and IBC trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --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...

SysMedia Claims New Entry-Level Version of Plasma Gold "Future-Proofs" Teletext

--Platform Can Be Upgraded via Modules to Support Interactive TV Services
SysMedia , a UK-based company that specializes in content transmission and production systems for teletext, subtitling and interactive TV, contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that it has launched a digital-ready teletext version of its Plasma Gold production system.

According to the company, this new "entry-level" version of its flagship product was developed in direct response to requests from broadcasters, and addresses the market need to support both analog and digital...

Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI)

--RCDb, Red Bee Media, Five, Revision3, Roku, Roundbox, Jacked, Rovi, FourthWall Media, Scripps Networks, SeaChange International, SeeSaw, Sezmi, Sonic Solutions, Strategy & Technology, Synacor, SysMedia
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the sixth of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: At last month's CableLabs Winter Conference, RCDb demo'd the integration of its Web services...

News Round-Up:

--Lori Schwartz Elected Co-Governor of ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group
--Ex-Digeo CEO, Greg Gudorf, Resurfaces at Thomson Technicolor
--Free Press: Comcast's "TV Everywhere" Service Poses a Threat to Online Video Competition
--New Online Reality Show Involves Hulu, MySpace
--Jinni Secures $1.6 Million in Series A Funding Round
--Ooyala Provides Live Streaming Coverage of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
--Report: SeeSaw Secures Content Deals with Channel 4, Five
--Teletext Closes Down
--Thoughts from thePlatform's Ian Blaine and SysMedia's Andrew Lambourne
--Google's Eun: YouTube Mulling Subscription Option
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: As [itvt] was going to press, we learned that Lori Schwartz , SVP and director of the Interpublic Emerging Media Lab, has just been elected as co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (note: the other co-governor is Geoff Katz , VP of business development and marketing at Transpond). We hope...

Companies Announce Plans for IBC

--Accedo Broadband, Softel, Strategy & Technology, SysMedia
A number of interactive TV companies contacted [itvt] last week to let us know about their exhibition plans for the upcoming IBC show in Amsterdam (note: if your company is looking to publicize its IBC plans, let us know, and we may include a brief round-up in a semi-regular IBC preview feature): Accedo Broadband --a Stockholm-based aggregator and distributor of interactive TV applications and content for IPTV and broadband-connected consumer electronics devices (note: the company,...

SysMedia Expands Plasma Gold to Support Mobile Content

SysMedia, a UK-based company that specializes in content-management and production systems for teletext, subtitling and interactive TV, contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that it has expanded its Plasma Gold interactive content production and management system with a new output module that enables delivery to mobiles (note: according to SysMedia, Plasma Gold separates content from the way it's presented, using a templated design, and so offers "a powerful author-once/publish-to-many solution for multiplatform content...