News Round-Up (VII): Total Immersion, TVLinks, Univision

--Total Immersion-Powered Augmented Reality Promotion Invites Consumers to "Iron Man Yourself"
--TVLinks Launches Service that Integrates Web TV Guide with Video Search Engine
--Univision Releases Stats for its Online and Mobile World Cup Coverage
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 apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). Augmented reality specialist, Total Immersion , was recently tapped by LG Mobile Phones to create an integrated digital promotion, entitled "Iron Man Yourself," around the movie " Iron Man 2 ." The project--which...

News Round-Up (III): Charter-Disney, Coincident TV-Fox, Univision-DISH

--Charter Adds Free VOD Content from a Range of Disney Networks
--Coincident TV Develops Interactive Video Player for Fox's "Glee"
--Univision World Cup Channel on DISH Network Features Interactive TV Voting
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. Charter Communications has announced that it has completed the launch of free VOD programming from Disney-owned networks ABC , ABC Family , Disney Channel , Disney XD ,...

News Round-Up

--CBS Interactive Embraces VAST 2.0
--Ceton Once Again Delays Launch of its InfiniTV 4 CableCARD Tuner
--DISH Network, Weather Channel Resolve Carriage Dispute
--FCC Requests Info from Comcast on TV Everywhere, FanCast Xfinity, iN Demand, thePlatform
--Report: TWC, Hollywood Studios Discussing Making Movies Available on TV 30 Days After Release
--Univision Interactive Media to Offer Extensive Array of Online Programming
--Ustream Launches Production Services Department
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: CBS Interactive has announced that a number of its news, sports and entertainment properties have been certified as fully compliant with the Interactive Advertising Bureau 's (IAB) new Video Ad Serving Template (VAST) 2.0 standard. "Digital video has transformed the online experience and VAST allows for a standardized communication between ad servers and players, which is critical...

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...

Univision Launches Soccer App for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch

--iPad Version to Launch Before 2010 World Cup
Univision Interactive Media , the digital division of US Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, announced Wednesday that it has launched a free, video-enabled soccer application, called Univision Futbol, in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was developed in partnership with July Systems, is currently available for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, and a version that has been optimized for the new Apple iPad will be available in time for the upcoming...

TNT and NBA Digital to Present Special Interactive Edition of "TNT NBA Thursday"

--CBS Lets Viewers Decide Which Song Brooks & Dunn Will Perform at CMA's
--Fox Mobile Group Launches Mobile Subscription VOD Service, Bitbop
--Univision to Offer All World Cup Soccer Games on VOD and Live Online
--Showtime Teams with Comcast on Free VOD Promotion
Turner Broadcasting -owned cable channel, TNT, and NBA Digital, the new media arm of the National Basketball Association (NBA) , will tonight (Thursday) present a special interactive edition of the show " TNT NBA Thursday ," (airs at 8:00PM Eastern) that integrates TNT, NBA TV and NBA.com.

According to the companies, during the first of the two games (Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat) that will be broadcast live on "TNT NBA Thursday"...

Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII)

--Univision, Veeple, Veoh, Verizon FiOS TV, Showtime Networks, Viacom, Hulu, Vpype, Vudu, YuMe, ZillionTV
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the eighth of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision , has announced the availability of its new Univision Video App...

News Round-Up

--Bollywood Hits On Demand Launches on Time Warner Cable's NYC Networks
--UCLA Taps Clicker to Develop Broadband Video Portal for its Students
--Move Networks' New Strategic Focus Results in Layoffs
--OMVC, Harris Interactive, Rentrak to Study Consumer Mobile TV Viewership Patterns
--Sneak Peek of a New Verizon FiOS TV User Interface?
--Verizon to Offer Dedicated Interactive TV App for Winter Olympics
--Report: Sundance Rentals on YouTube Generate Only $10,709 in Revenue
--Univision Channel Launches on YouTube
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 recent news in various categories: Eros International and International Media Distribution have launched Bollywood Hits On Demand, a subscription VOD service targeted at South...

News Round-Up: Video-on-Demand

--Virgin Media: 2009 a Record-Breaking Year for VOD
--On Demand Group Appoints General Manager for Middle East
--Comcast Launches Black Cinema On Demand
--Time Warner Cable, Univision Team on VOD Sweepstakes
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 the latest VOD news: UK cable operator, Virgin Media , announced Monday that 2009 was a record-breaking year for its VOD service, with over...

Univision Launches Free "Univision Movil" Video App for Apple iPhone/iPod touch

--Al Jazeera Launches Mobile Video App for Symbian and Windows Mobile Phones
Spanish-language broadcaster Univision 's Univision Interactive Media arm has launched a " Univision Movil " application for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch. The free app, which is now available in the Apple App Store, provides users with access to short- and long-form content from Univision's shows via what the broadcaster claims is an "easy-to-navigate and innovative" multi-touch user interface. Video is presented in a number of categories, including news, entertainment, soccer, TV shows, sports, horoscopes and...