Tools

Ocean Blue Releases Triton MHEG-5 and CI+ Authoring Tool as Open Source and Royalty-Free Product

Bristol, UK-based digital TV software provider, Ocean Blue Software , said Wednesday that it has released its Triton MHEG-5 and CI+ authoring tool as an open source and royalty-free product for application authors and developers. According to the company, the tool contains many of the features commonly found in professional integrated development environments (IDE), and allows developers to create dynamic and visually impressive GUI applications for digital TV platforms. In a prepared statement, Ocean Blue...

News Round-Up (III)

--Cox Unveils Cisco/tru2way-Powered "Plus Package," Featuring Frog-Designed/NDS-Built "Trio" Guide
--DISH Network, Univision Partner on National RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product
--DVB Completes First Live Transmission Using New DVB-C2 Standard
--Ensequence Partners with Softel, S&T, VDS to Offer Single-Source Interactive TV Platform
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Cox Communications has announced a new "TV experience," called the Plus Package, that is based on tru2way-powered Cisco 8642 HD/DVR and 1642 HD receivers. While the new offering features, among other things, whole-home DVR functionality and an expanded line-up of HD channels, what Cox calls its "crown...

Ensequence Cuts More Jobs, in Effort to Focus on Core Interactive TV Business

Portland, Oregon-based interactive TV authoring solutions provider, Ensequence , has conducted another round of layoffs in an effort to refocus its efforts on its core business, hometown newspaper The Oregonian reported last week. The company--which in September announced that it had secured an additional $20 million in funding, and that it had appointed New York-based Peter Low, who was formerly president and COO, as president and CEO, replacing founder Dalen Harrison ( see the article...

EU-Funded ELU Project Develops MHP-Based Interactive TV Learning Tools

ICT Results , an editorial service created by the European Commission to showcase European Union-funded research in information and communications technology (ICT), published a report, Wednesday, on an EU-funded project called Enhanced Learning Unlimited (ELU) , that was established to develop methodologies and tools for enabling learning via interactive TV ("t-learning"). According to ICT Results, ELU was tasked with extending the advantages of "e-learning" (i.e. learning via an Internet-connected PC) to a wider audience--especially to...