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News Round-Up (IX): Tremor Media, Two Way Media-Betfair-Samsung, Ustream, Verizon FiOS TV, Videotron, Widevine-Samsung, Yahoo!-Sony

--Tremor Media Names Ex-Googler, Matthew Corbin, VP of Global Platform Solutions
--Two Way Media Develops Connected TV Betting App for Betfair and Samsung
--Ustream Live Mobilizer Enables Brands, Artists to Launch Custom Ustream iPhone Apps
--Verizon FiOS TV Launches Zona Latina Interactive TV Widget
--Videotron Launches Broadband TV Service
--Widevine in Global Connected TV Deal with Samsung
--Yahoo! Expands Availability of its Interactive TV Widget Platform on Sony Bravia TV's
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 anticipate that it will take a couple of days 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 covered in this issue, please bear with us. We...

News Round-Up (IX): Verizon FiOS TV, Western Digital

--Verizon FiOS TV Rolls Out Visual 411 Interactive TV Widget in Multiple Markets
--Western Digital Launches Netflix-Enabled OTT Set-Top Box
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. Verizon FiOS TV has announced the roll-out of its Visual 411 directory assistance interactive TV widget--which allows viewers to search for local businesses by name, type of business...

AT&T U-verse TV Rolls Out Enhancements to its DVR Service and its YP.com Interactive TV App

--EBIF-Based "Showtime Sports Interactive" HD App Makes Third Appearance on Verizon FiOS TV
AT&T said last week that, over the coming weeks, it will roll out several enhancements to the DVR service of its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV platform, U-verse TV, and also add new functionality to the platform's YP.com (Yellow Pages) interactive TV application.

According to the company, U-verse TV customers will shortly be able to place calls within the YP.com app. The app, which debuted back in 2007, allows viewers to enter their zip...

Verizon FiOS TV Expands Availability of its Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager Apps

--Adds New Features to Mobile Remote
Verizon said Wednesday that it is expanding the availability of two of the mobile applications--Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager--that it offers to customers of its FiOS TV service, and that it is also adding new features to the Mobile Remote app.

Effective immediately, Verizon says, Mobile Remote can be downloaded to a range of additional smartphones: the Droid Eris by HTC, the Droid Incredible by HTC, the HTC Touch Pro2 from...

Time Warner, Verizon FiOS TV in "TV Everywhere" Partnership

--Univision to Offer Free, Live Online Streaming Coverage of All 64 FIFA World Cup Matches
Time Warner and Verizon announced Wednesday that they are partnering on a TV Everywhere initiative that will make a range of Time Warner's cable programming available online to Verizon FiOS TV 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 subscriptions available to those customers on multiple...

News Round-Up (IX)

--Time Warner Cable to Showcase EBIF-Based Interactive TV App for its CAMM Initiative
--Report: Time Warner Cable to "Pilot" IPTV Service in LA, Using Microsoft Mediaroom
--TV Genius's Content Discovery Solution Integrated into Zenterio's Middleware
--Canadian Branch of TVWorks to Close Next Month
--Verizon FiOS TV's New YouTube and Internet Radio Capabilities Prove Popular
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. Time Warner Cable has announced that it will preview a new EBIF-based interactive TV app for its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) philanthropic initiative (which it says is...

News Round-Up (VII)

--Clearleap, itaas Develop EBIF App for Continuous, Lean-Back Viewing of Short-Form VOD
--Ustream Launches in Japan
--Verizon Adds YouTube Access, Internet Radio to FiOS TV, Extends Media Manager to All HD Subs
--Virgin Media Launches Online VOD Service, "Virgin Media Online Movies"
--Vidiactive Launches Social TV Platform
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be 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. Clearleap , an Atlanta-based company which offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, has announced that it has partnered...

News Round-Up: Pay TV

--FCC Publishes Notice of Inquiry on "AllVid"
--Arris Sues Harmonic over VOD Patents
--Comcast Media Center Expands into Latin America
--Frito-Lay Using Current TV VCAM for National Campaign
--NetPlayTV in Interactive TV Gambling Deal with UK Broadcaster, ITV
--Verizon FiOS TV Revamps its Interactive TV Widgets Service
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be 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. Here is a round-up of interactive TV-related news pertaining primarily to the pay-TV (cable, satellite, telco) space: The FCC last week published a Notice...

News Round-Up

--Verizon Launches FiOS Labs Site
--Over 200,000 Users Participate in ITV's Social Coverage of Election Debate
--ITC to Investigate Certain Cablevision STB's
--Microsoft Releases Silverlight 4
--MHL Consortium Aims to Develop New Interface Standard for Connecting Mobiles to HDTV's
--Sony to Integrate PlayTV with Facebook
--TiVo Calls on FCC to Probe Economics of CableCARD
--Widevine Selects Arxan's Application Hardening and Key Protection Solutions
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Verizon revealed via Twitter Sunday that it has launched a FiOS Labs site , which it says will allow interested parties to "take a look backstage at some ideas we're working on, along with some of our most recently launched features." Projects listed on the site include an initiative with iheartradio to bring the latter's...

Verizon FiOS TV, Interactivation and Spin The Bottle Team on VOD-Based Interactive TV Show

Verizon FiOS TV and Interactivation , a New York City-based company that was formed in 2008 when Rainbow Media Holdings sold its Mag Rack properties to media and technology entrepreneurs, Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, said Wednesday that FiOS TV customers will be the first to access a new "interactive on-demand television experience" called "Spin The Bottle" that will be presented by Interactivation's Concert TV arm and will be available through May 10th on FiOS...

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