TV Everywhere

Digitalsmiths Launches "TV Everywhere" Version of its Flagship VideoSense Product

--Forms New R&D Division, Digitalsmiths Labs
Multiscreen media analysis, operations and publishing technology provider, Digitalsmiths , on Wednesday launched a new version of its flagship VideoSense product that has been designed expressly to support the "TV Everywhere" content distribution model (note: the "TV Everywhere" model, which has long been championed by Time Warner and its chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes, seeks to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those...

ExtendMedia Targets OTT and TV Everywhere with New Video Monetization Capabilities

Multiscreen video-management software solutions provider, ExtendMedia (note: the company recently launched a product called OpenCASE Publisher, which it bills as designed to help cable, telco, satellite, mobile and other video service distributors take advantage of the growing momentum of the "TV Everywhere" distribution model, by providing a platform for them to quickly build and deploy multiscreen video offerings-- see article published on itvt.com, August 4th ), last week launched a new commerce, subscription and pay-media...

News Round-Up

--Brightcove Tapped by STV to Power Long-Form, Catch-Up HD Programming Initiatives
--BSkyB Attacks Project Canvas in New Submission to BBC Trust
--Channel 4 Said to Be Close to Deal to Offer Majority of its Content on YouTube
--Monotype Licenses Typefaces to Yahoo! for TV Widget Development Kit
--Nielsen Invites Clients to Meeting to Discuss Implications of "TV Everywhere"
--Redux Supporting Facebook and Twitter Feed Importing
--Scripps' New Cooking Channel to Feature VOD, "Fully Interactive Internet and Broadband Platform"
--Shaw Communications Adding More Content to its VOD Service
--Virgin Media to Trial Delivery of TV over Copper Phonelines
--Layoffs at ZillionTV
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Brightcove has announced that Scottish broadcaster, STV, is using its platform to launch "a series of new HD-quality, long-form video initiatives for catch-up viewing purposes," including making its three-part documentary series, "Scotland Revealed," available through its STV Player service for 90 days without the geo-restrictions typically imposed by UK broadcasters' catch-up TV services. In a submission to...

News Round-Up:

--Alcatel-Lucent Trumpets Work on Vodafone Portugal's Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service
--Amino IPTV Set-Top Boxes Selected by Tele2 Netherlands
--BBC Switch Revamps its Web Portal
--beActive Launches Multiplatform Thriller, Featuring Social and AR Elements
--Blockbuster in VOD Alliance with Suddenlink and Mediacom
--Epix Launches Initiative to Create Largest Online Movie Catalog
--Five, UEFA, Livestation Launch Europa League iPhone/iPod touch App
--HBO Launches "HBO Imagine" Interactive Video Experience
--Hillcrest Labs Launches New Products for OEM's
--Hulu Launches Social TV Apps for Facebook Users, "Continuous Play" Feature
--Inverto Supporting HbbTV
--IP Vision in Over-the
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time constraints, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Alcatel-Lucent is trumpeting its role in developing Vodafone Portugal's new Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, Vodafone Casa TV...

News Round-Up

--TiVo Files Patent Infringement Complaints against AT&T, Verizon
--Time Warner Cable, Verizon to Test "TV Everywhere" Model
--Yelp.com Launches Augmented Reality App for iPhone
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time restraints, we have decided to focus our editorial efforts this week on news that has been less widely covered (or not covered anywhere else at all). Three of the more widely covered news stories from the past few days are covered in summary/round-up form below. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule over the next few days,...

CBS Interactive's Quincy Smith: "TV Everywhere" May Not Reach Critical Mass until 2014

Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News organized a breakfast panel event called " TV Everywhere and Anywhere " at New York's Paley Center, Tuesday, that provided updates on the "TV Everywhere" distribution model from Quincy Smith, CEO of CBS Interactive; Marty Roberts, VP of marketing at thePlatform; and Bob Bowman, president and CEO of Major League Baseball Advanced Media (note: the "TV Everywhere" model, which has long been championed by Time Warner and its chairman...

Discovery to Provide Programming for Comcast's On Demand Online Trial

--Trial Is Part of "TV Everywhere" Initiative, Announced by Comcast and Time Warner in June
Comcast , the US's largest cable MSO, announced Thursday that Discovery Channel has joined its On Demand Online trial and is now making a selection of its full-length programming available online to trial participants. On Demand Online, which was launched last month, was announced in June as part of an agreement between Comcast and Time Warner to develop "broad principles" for the so-called "TV Everywhere" distribution model (note: the "TV Everywhere" model, which has long...

ExtendMedia Launches Solution for the "TV Everywhere" Model: OpenCASE Publisher

--Solution Billed as Designed to Addressed "What Happens after Authentication"
Multiscreen video software solutions provider, ExtendMedia , on Monday launched a product called OpenCASE Publisher, which it bills as designed to help cable, telco, satellite, mobile and other video service distributors take advantage of the growing momentum of the " TV Everywhere " distribution model, by providing a platform for them to quickly build and deploy multiscreen video offerings (note: the "TV Everywhere" model, which has long been championed by Time Warner and its chairman...

HBO, Cinemax to Provide Premium Content for Comcast's On Demand Online Trial

--Trial is Part of "TV Everywhere" Initiative, Announced by Comcast and Time Warner Last Month
Just days after announcing a similar deal with Starz Entertainment ( see article published on itvt.com, July 13th ), Comcast , the US's largest cable MSO, announced Monday that Home Box Office 's HBO and Cinemax premium programming services will make a selection of their content available online, at no extra charge, to their subscribers who are also Comcast customers, under the auspices of the MSO's recently announced trial of a service called On Demand...

Starz to Provide Premium Content for Comcast's On Demand Online Trial

--Trial is Part of "TV Everywhere" Initiative, Announced by Comcast and Time Warner Last Month
Comcast , the US's largest cable MSO, and premium programmer, Starz Entertainment (operates 16 premium movie channels, including its flagship Starz and Encore brands), announced last week that Starz will make a selection of its content available online to its subscribers who are also Comcast customers, under the auspices of the MSO's recently announced trial of a service called On Demand Online. On Demand Online was announced last month as part of an agreement between...

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