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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): TOLN, UMG, TVplus, Disney, Universal, Comcast

--TOLN Partners with Universal Music Group to Bring Music Purchases to Online Soap Operas
--ACR Company, TVplus, Powers Second Screen Experience for Disney's "The Lion King"
--Universal Abandons Plan to Release "Tower Heist" Three Weeks after Theatrical Release
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. The Online Network (TOLN) contacted [itvt] last week to let us know about a new deal which, among other things, will see it enabling ecommerce on its online versions of the soap operas, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." TOLN "has partnered with Universal Music Group (UMG)...to license music...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Universal, Warner Bros., "Vampire Diaries," YuMe

--Universal to Offer New Eddie Murphy Movie on VOD Just Three Weeks after Theatrical Premiere
--Warner Bros. Launches "Vampire Diaries" Facebook Game
--YuMe Unveils New Interactive/Social Cross-Platform Video Advertising Products
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. Universal Pictures is teaming with its corporate parent, Comcast , on a premium VOD test that will see it making its new Eddie Murphy movie, " Tower Heist ," available to 500,000 Comcast subs in Atlanta and Portland, Oregon three weeks after its November 4th theatrical premiere, the Los Angeles Times'...

News Round-Up

--AirTies, GooMe Interactive in OTT Partnership
--Brightcove Tapped to Power New Finnish Broadband TV Service
--Analyst: EchoStar May Buy TiVo
--Google Launches Search Stories Video Creator
--Juniper to Acquire Ankeena
--Telstra in OTT Deal with LG Electronics, ABC (Australia) in OTT Deal with Sony
--Netflix's New Deals with Fox, Universal Impose 28-Day Delay on Streaming New Releases
--ninemsn Launches Catch-Up TV Service
--Visible Measures to Support HTML5 Video Measurement
--Wowza, Digital Rapids in Three-Screen Video Partnership
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: AirTies and GooMe Interactive have announced a joint OTT solution, consisting of 1) an AirTies set-top box with advanced graphics capabilities, supporting pause-live-TV and progressive download via Flash memory (i.e. without the need for a hard drive), and 2) GooMe's M Cube platform, which the company bills as "a content management system that allows the...