Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): ITV, Miniweb, Syabas, Vestel, MSNBC, NBA

--ITV to Revamp Commercial and Online Division for Multiplatform
--Miniweb in Connected-TV Deals with Syabas, Vestel
--MSNBC Launches Social TV-Enabled iPad App to Accompany "Rachel Maddow Show"
--NBA Game Time to Launch on Connected-TV Platforms from LG, Panasonic, Samsung
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , has announced that it is revamping its commercial and online division as part of a strategic plan to "create world-class content, delivered across multiple platforms." According to the company, the...

News Round-Up (VII): Yahoo!, Vestel, YouTube, Zappware

--Yahoo! in Connected-TV Deal with European TV Manufacturer, Vestel
--YouTube Launches Interactive Gallery for User-Generated Documentary Project, "Life in a Day"
--Zappware to Launch Cloud-Based Interactive TV Platform at IBC, Demo Flux Enhancements
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. 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...

Vestel to Integrate Miniweb's Connected TV Services Platform into Connected TV Devices

--Miniweb Platform Enables Converged Broadcast/Broadband Viewing Experiences
Miniweb , a London-based company that offers a platform designed to enable converged broadcast and broadband entertainment on the TV, said Monday that it has formed a strategic partnership with Turkish "white label" consumer electronics manufacturer, Vestel Electronics , that will see it integrating its Connected TV Services Platform and broadband content guide across a range of the latter's connected TV devices. According to the company, the first Vestel devices to incorporate its technology will...