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UK Takes Lead in Delivering Video to Connected TVs

If NBC or another major network allowed viewers without pay TV subscriptions to access any program they missed in the last week through a broadband connected TV, there may be a backlash from providers that pay license fees to deliver VOD programs and catch-up services such as Time Warner Cable's "LookBack" feature. But it's another story in the UK, where the BBC iPlayer is expanding the number of connected TVs and devices that viewers can...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): VDS, Vidiom, Virgin Media, TiVo

--VDS Launches Broadcast-Synchronized Social-TV Tool, Watercooler
--Vidiom Slashes its Staff
--Virgin Media Promotes TiVo-Based Hybrid-TV Service via Pop-Up "Private Members' Club"
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): tvplus.com, Verizon, MTV Networks, Virgin Media

--Spot411's TVplus Wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase
--Verizon in "TV Everywhere" Partnership with MTV Networks
--Virgin Media Provides Usage Figures for its VOD Service
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): AllVid, Trailer Park, Verizon FiOS TV, ESPN, Virgin Media, TiVo

--TiVo, Best Buy, Google, Mitsubishi, Nagravision, SageTV, Sony form AllVid Tech Company Alliance
--Trailer Park Advanced Content Hires Senior Director for its Interactive TV Business
--Authenticated Verizon FiOS TV Customers Can Now Access Live Streaming ESPN Channels
--CEO Berkett: Virgin Media Has Already Received 50,000 Pre-Registrations for its New TiVo Service
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. TiVo , Best Buy, Google, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Nagravision, SageTV and Sony Electronics have formed an organization called the AllVid Tech Company Alliance to lobby for the FCC's "AllVid" proposal to require all pay-TV operators to conform to a common set of technical video interfaces, Todd Spangler reports in Multichannel News...

Virgin Media to Offer ESPN Classic on Demand

UK cable operator, Virgin Media , said Friday that it is adding content from ESPN 's ESPN Classic channel to its TV Choice VOD service, starting February 14th.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Comcast-NBC Universal, Virgin Media, YOU On Demand

--FCC Sets Online Video Conditions for Comcast-NBCU Merger
--Virgin Media Forms In-House Digital Advertising Sales Operation
--YOU On Demand Hires Two Senior Executives
Here is the second of two round-ups of interactive TV-related news stories that we didn't have room for in this issue. The FCC has published a list of conditions for the Comcast-NBC Universal merger that it says are designed to ensure the merger does not negatively impact the broadband video market. Among other things, it is requiring that the merged entity "does not exercise corporate control" over Hulu. "Recognizing the risks this transaction could present...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (X): Suddenlink, Technicolor, TalkTalk, TiVo, Virgin Media, UltraViolet, Ustream

--Suddenlink Offering 3D VOD
--Technicolor Launches Multiscreen Content-Navigation Solution, Secures Deal with TalkTalk
--TiVo News: Virgin Launches TiVo Service, TiVo iPad App to Launch this Month
--DECE Trumpets UltraViolet "Milestones"
--Ustream Partners with Verizon Wireless, Panasonic and Boxee, Launches 10-Foot Version of its Service
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. Cable operator, Suddenlink , has announced that it is now offering 3D movies through its VOD service. "The initial menu of Suddenlink 3D on-demand titles includes: 'Bolt,' 'Chicken Little,' 'Jonas Brothers,' 'The Last Airbender,' and 'Scar,'"...

News Round-Up (X): Two Way Limited, Two Way TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Cablevision, Vidiom, Virgin Media, yap.TV

--Two Way Limited (Australia) in New License Deal with Two Way Media (UK)
--Verizon FiOS TV Enhances its Visual 411 Interactive TV Widget
--Verizon and Cablevision Fail to Resolve their Patent Dispute
--Verizon in TV Everywhere Deal with Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group
--Vidiom Unveils Solution for Accelerating Cable Operators' Migration to IP Video
--Virgin Media Launches 3D VOD Service
--yap.TV Launches Social TV/Content Discovery App for iPad
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. Australian interactive TV company, Two Way Limited , has announced that it has signed a new license agreement with UK-based Two Way Media (TWMUK). "Under the new...

TiVo to Target Pay-TV Operators at IBC 2010

TiVo on Monday disclosed its plans for next month's IBC, which will see it showcasing its solutions for pay-TV operators via private briefings for invited attendees. According to the company--which over the past year or so has secured a number of new deployment deals with pay-TV operators, including RCN and Suddenlink in the US, Virgin Media in the UK and ONO in Spain, and which says that its IBC presence will provide a "special opportunity...

Two Way Media Teams with FremantleMedia to Launch Interactive TV Games on Virgin Media

--Games Are Based on FremantleMedia Shows, "Family Fortunes" and "Britain's Got Talent"
UK-based interactive TV applications developer, Two Way Media , says that it has teamed with FremantleMedia to launch two new interactive TV games on UK cable operator Virgin Media's red-button platform.

Last week, a pay-to-play interactive TV game based on the FremantleMedia show, "Family Fortunes," launched on both Two Way Media's and UK terrestrial broadcaster ITV's red-button services. According to Two Way Media, the game closely follows the TV format: players are...

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