Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Netflix, Neulion, Roku

--Netflix Now Supported on 22 Android Smartphones and Tablets
--Neulion Powering Broadband Video for Billie Jean King's World TeamTennis League
--Next Generation of Roku's OTT Set-Tops Features Support for Casual Gaming
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, Netflix announced that it has just added support for its service on "a large number" of Android devices. According to Netflix's Android Market page, its service is now supported on the following Android smartphones and tablets: Casio G'zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2,... to Highlight New "Synchronized Companion App Framework" for its Interactivity Suite at NAB

Norwegian interactive TV technology provider, , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it plans to highlight a new Synchronized Companion App framework--that syncs iPads and other tablets, PC's and smartphones to the action on the TV screen--for its flagship Interactivity Suite (IS) at the 2011 NAB Show in April.

Rovi's Connected Platform to Be Available Pre-Ported on Android Devices

--Will Enable Users to Stream Content from their Android Devices to Connected TV's, STB's and More
Rovi said Tuesday that its Connected Platform technologies will be available pre-ported on the Android platform, enabling end-users to share and stream entertainment content from their Android devices to a range of connected devices throughout the home. According to the company, at the core of the Connected Platform are advanced home-networking capabilities that will allow consumer electronics manufacturers to quickly and easily deploy interoperable device functionality to their Android-based mobile device, phone and tablet offerings.

BBC to Launch Native iPlayer Apps for iPad and Android Later This Week

News Round-Up (VII): YouTube, Zappware, linkID, Concurrent, Zon TVCabo

--YouTube Trials Social TV-Enabled Live Streaming Video Platform
--Zappware, linkID Develop "Red-Button" Interactive TV Application for Smartphones and Tablets
--Zon TVCabo Taps Concurrent to Expand its VOD Offering
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

News Round-Up (V): Limelight, Delve Networks, Motorola, Verizon FiOS TV, Notion

--Limelight Acquires Delve Networks
--Report: Motorola Developing Tablet Device for Verizon FiOS TV
--Ireland's Notion Develops "Meta-Mirror" Concept Platform for Two-Screen Interactive 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 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...

Cedar Point Launches Suite of Visual Communications Apps for TV and Other Devices

--Apps Compatible with EBIF, tru2way, IPTV and other Standards
Cedar Point Communications , a company best known for its VoIP switching technologies, on Wednesday unveiled a suite of "visual communications applications" for cable operators and network service providers, that it says will optimize subscriber control over telecommunications functionalities on the TV and other endpoints.

Dubbed the SafariFusion Visual Communications Suite (VCS), the new offering is billed by the company as providing a "holistic" approach to communications management that includes several variations...

Starling Unveils New Social TV Platform for Mobiles, Tablet Computers and the Web

At the MIPTV show in Cannes, Tuesday, a start-up called Starling unveiled a new, two-screen social TV platform. Starling is the brainchild of Kevin Slavin, founder of area/code, a New York-based company that specializes in what it calls "Big Games" (note: according to area/code, Big Games are "games that spill out over the edges of our screens and devices to blend with the real world in new and surprising ways," and that "are building a...