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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Music Choice, Verizon FiOS, NBC, Netgem, Virgin Mobile France

--Music Choice's Interactive Music Video Network, SWRV, Launches on Verizon FiOS TV
--NBC Launches NBC.com App for iPad
--Netgem Tapped to Power Virgin Mobile France's Virgin Mobile Box TV Offering
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Verizon FiOS TV has launched Music Choice's interactive music video network, SWRV , in all its markets. The launch of the SWRV linear-TV channel, which is available to FiOS TV Extreme HD and Ultimate HD subscribers on channel 1799, follows the recent launch on Verizon FiOS TV of a Music Choice...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Imagine, Miso, Motorola, Music Choice, Verizon FiOS

--Imagine Launches ICE Streaming System for Multiscreen Video
--Miso Lets Sports Viewers Check-in to Specific Games
--Motorola Launches Medios Xperience Platform for Personalizable and Interactive TV
--Music Choice Launches Interactive TV Widget on Verizon FiOS TV
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Imagine Communications has announced that it is entering the "TV Anywhere" market with the launch of the new ICE Streaming System , which it says is currently in beta testing with several North American service providers. The company--which bills the new solution as "allowing service providers to deliver uncompromised video quality...

Verizon FiOS TV Adds CNN and CNN Headline News to its "TV Everywhere" Line-Up

In a posting on its corporate blog, Tuesday, Verizon FiOS TV announced that it has expanded its "TV Everywhere" offering by making CNN 's main US channel and Headline News (HLN) companion channel available live online to authenticated subscribers. (Note: the "TV Everywhere" distribution model--which was originally championed by Time Warner's chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes--seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV...

New iTV Doctor Column on Verizon FiOS TV's Companion Device (iPad/Tablet/Smart Phone) Strategy

[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " In this edition, Rachelle Zoffer , director of content strategy and acquisition at Verizon FiOS TV , and Maitreyi Krishnaswamy , the company's director of interactive video services product management, discuss Verizon FiOS TV's companion device (tablet/smart phone) strategy--which generated some buzz last week when the company demo'd a new app that brings live TV to...

Time Warner Launches Three More "TV Everywhere" Services for Verizon FiOS Customers

--Verizon FiOS TV Launches New Features for IMG 1.8, Reveals Feature Plans for IMG 1.9
Verizon said last week that Time Warner is launching broadband VOD services for three more of its channels-- Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and truTV --on Verizon FiOS TV Online . The new "TV Everywhere"-type services join similar services from Time Warner-owned TNT and TBS, which launched on FiOS TV Online in June (note: the "TV Everywhere" distribution model--which was originally championed by Time Warner chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes--seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming...

News Round-Up (IV): Cadreon, Visible World, Clearleap, Verizon FiOS TV, Clicker

--Cadreon, Visible World Partner on Targeted Advertising Initiative
--Clearleap's Cloud-Based Platform Deployed by Verizon FiOS TV
--Clicker Launches Clicker Social and Clicker Mobile
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your...

News Round-Up (X): theChanner, Turner, Adobe, FreeWheel, Verizon, Widevine, LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA

--theChanner Launches Social Music TV App for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
--Turner Teams with Adobe, FreeWheel on "TV Everywhere" Solution for Verizon FiOS TV Online
--Widevine in OTT Deals with LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your...

News Round-Up (VIII): Sigma Designs, Microsoft, Ski Channel, Comcast, SnagFilms, Verizon, SyFy

--Sigma Designs Launches "Low-Cost" Set-Top Box Solution for Microsoft Mediaroom
--Ski Channel in VOD Deal with Comcast
--SnagFilms Plans to Increase Distribution, Starting with VOD Deals with Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV
--SyFy Launches Three iPhone Apps
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. System-on-chip (SoC) specialist, Sigma Designs , has announced the availability of what it describes as a "low-cost" Microsoft Mediaroom -compatible set-top box platform, based on its...

News Round-Up (X): TVNZ, WealthTV, Verizon FiOS TV, XStreamHD, Zappware, naxoo

--TVNZ Commissions Second Season of Emmy-Winning Interactive Online Series, "Reservoir Hill"
--WealthTV Offering 3D Episode on Verizon FiOS TV's VOD Platform
--Satellite VOD Company, XStreamHD, in Distribution Deal with Lionsgate
--Zappware in Interactive TV Deal with Swiss Cable Operator, naxoo
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. New Zealand public broadcaster, TVNZ , has commissioned a second season of the online interactive TV drama series, " Reservoir Hill ." The series, which won...

Verizon FiOS TV Launches Interactive TV Customer Support Application, "My Account"

--Verizon Teams with House Party to Recruit FiOS TV Subs to Host World Cup Viewing Parties
Verizon FiOS TV has launched an interactive TV customer support application, called My Account, that provides customers with a breakdown of their monthly bills, expiration dates for current promotions, and information on its rewards program for customers who refer family and friends to its service. "My Account is an another innovative tool that offers customers direct access to information they otherwise would have to obtain online or by calling Verizon directly," Shawn Strickland, Verizon's VP...

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