Delivery Agent Raises $25 Mil to Extend eCommerce Tech into Set-Top Boxes, Online Video, Mobile

--Will Also Use New Funding to Expand Internationally
Delivery Agent , a company that specializes in developing what it calls "shopping-enabled" entertainment (i.e. ecommerce marketplaces) for entertainment/media companies (note: it claims to have developed such services for over 125 major entertainment properties, including broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX, as well as Discovery Communications, HBO, Showtime, A&E Television Networks, MTV Networks, Univision, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The Weinstein Company, the Boston Celtics, and the Chicago Bulls), announced last week that it has...

Marks & Spencer Says Its Interactive Video Service Has Increased Sales

--Service Based on eCommerce-Enabled Player, Developed by Adjust Your Set
UK high-street retailer, Marks & Spencer , says that its interactive broadband video service, Marks & Spencer TV ( ), which launched around six months ago, has now delivered over a million minutes of video. According to the company, the service's player, which was developed by Adjust Your Set , has hosted over 190 "films," including interviews with such celebrities as Zandra Rhodes, Twiggy and Marie Helvin, documentaries, catwalk footage, Marks & Spencer TV...

Ooyala Teams with WheelsTV to Test "POV Reviews" on eBay Motors

--Google Reported to Be in Discussions to Acquire Brightcove Switches from Silverlight to Flash to Power Online Video
UPDATE: After we went to press, Ooyala contacted [itvt] to let us know that
the launch of "POV Reviews," which was expected to take place today, has
been temporarily delayed. Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala (note: the company claims to have over 140 global media and enterprise customers, including Warner Bros., Electronic Arts and Sybase), said Wednesday that it is teaming with WheelsTV , a producer and distributor of automobile test drive videos,...

HSN Launches "HSN Shop App" iPhone Application

--App Offers Live Video Streaming, Interactive Features
HSN , the home shopping network, which has long been a pioneer in adopting new technologies (its Shop-by-Remote interactive TV application, for example, launched on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in early 2006), announced Monday the launch of a free iPhone/iPod touch application, which it bills as enabling it to offer the ecommerce industry's first "live-video 3-screen experience." According to the company, the new application, which is available for download in both the iTunes App Store...