TV Everywhere

Round-Up (VII)

--Showtime Said to Be Developing TV Everywhere-Type Service
--Sigma Launches Version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, Featuring EBIF Support
--Speed's New Broadband Video Channel to Be Available to Pay-TV Subs via Authentication
--VividLogic Announces Commercially Available tru2way Solution, Integrated with CableLabs' OCAP RI
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. CBS-owned Showtime is developing an authentication-based "TV Everywhere"-type broadband video service for its subscribers, according to a report by Bloomberg. IP service fulfillment solutions specialist, Sigma Systems , has announced version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, which it says offers EBIF support and several other new...

News Round-Up (X)

--Warner Bros. Launches New SVOD Service on BT Vision
--Widevine to Provide DRM, Video Optimization for DISH Network's "TV Everywhere" Service
--YouTube Once Again Available on Syabas Popbox and Popcorn Hour OTT Devices
--Cisco Joins Zodiac Partner Program to Support Cable tru2way Deployments
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Warner Bros. has launched a new subscription VOD service, dubbed WarnerFilms, on the Microsoft Mediaroom-powered hybrid DTT/IPTV platform, BT Vision. According to the company, the service will provide...

Funai Taps Widevine to Enable "TV Everywhere" Distribution on its Connected Devices

--Devices Include Philips-, Magnavox-, Sylvania- and Emerson-Branded Products
Content security specialist, Widevine , said Tuesday that Funai Electric Co .--which manufactures consumer electronics sold in the US under the Philips, Magnavox, Sylvania and Emerson brands--will incorporate its adaptive streaming technology, virtual DVD/Blu-ray-like controls and DRM solution on its Internet-connected HDTV's, Blu-ray players and other connected devices. According to the company, the deal means that its video optimization and DRM technology will enable cable, satellite and Internet providers to deliver a high-quality "TV Everywhere"...

ExtendMedia Announces "TV Everywhere" Support for Mobile, Gaming and CE Platforms

Multiscreen video-management software solutions provider, ExtendMedia , on Tuesday announced that its flagship OpenCASE platform now supports multiple mobile, gaming and CE platforms. The company says that it is integrating the video delivery software platform with the five major operating systems for mobile devices--iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry--and that it has also integrated the platform with the Sony PS3, Oregan Onyx-based set-top boxes and connected TV's, and the Yahoo! TV Widgets framework. According...

News Round-Up: Regulatory and Government

--Comcast: Union with NBCU Will Help "TV Everywhere" and Broadband Market in General
--NCTA Urges FCC not to Rush to Mandate "Standardized Gateway"
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of regulatory/government news for the past few days: In a Public Interest Statement filed with the FCC last week, Comcast argues that its proposed union...

Rogers in "TV Everywhere" Deals with MGM Studios, Corus Entertainment, E1 Entertainment

--Rogers Sportsnet Launches Apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
Canadian cable MSO, Rogers Communications , said Tuesday that it has expanded the content line-up of Rogers On Demand Online , its implementation of the "TV Everywhere" distribution model, via new deals with MGM studios , Corus Entertainment and E1 Entertainment (note: the "TV Everywhere" distribution model seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those customers on multiple Web...

Brightcove Launches "TV Everywhere" Solution Pack

--Taps Ping Identity for Authentication, Promotes Eric Elia to Head Up New Service Offering
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , today (Monday) launched the Brightcove TV Everywhere Solution Pack (TVE-SP), which it claims provides TV programmers with everything they need in order to operate rich, branded and authenticated TV Everywhere-compatible catch-up TV services. (Note: The "TV Everywhere" distribution model seeks to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available, via authentication technology, to those customers on multiple platforms, and thus...

Rogers Claims Successful First Month for its "TV Everywhere" Service, Unveils Roadmap

--New Features to Include Live Streaming, User Ratings, Recommendations, Navigation Enhancements
Canadian cable MSO, Rogers Communications , is claiming that Rogers On Demand Online Beta, its implementation of the "TV Everywhere" distribution model, is proving popular with its subscribers (note: the "TV Everywhere" distribution model seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those customers on multiple Web sites and platforms, and thus aims to head off the threat posed to...

SetJam Says It Is Working with "Major Media Companies" on "TV Everywhere" Widgets

Online TV search engine developer, SetJam , announced Tuesday that it is working with major media companies (which it did not identify) to build a suite of specialized "TV Everywhere" widgets that it says will transform static entertainment sites into "on-demand interactive TV watching destinations." "TV and movie content owners are bringing their vast libraries online," SetJam CEO, Ryan Janssen (who was formerly COO of online financial tool builder, Angelsoft.net), said in a prepared statement...

New iTV Doctor Column on Playcast Media's Technology for Enabling Console Games on Legacy STB's

--Plus the Ladies of ITV Look Back at the Past Year in Interactive TV and Forward to 2010
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This week's column features Peter Flood , head of business development for North America at Playcast Media , discussing how that company's technology enables video games--including sophisticated console games--to be played on legacy set-top boxes.

We have also just published a new episode of our talk radio show , " Radio [i]tvt...

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