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News Round-Up (VII): Syfy, Shazam, TV Genius, Verizon FiOS TV

--Syfy Offering Extra Content to Shazam Users Who Tag "Eureka" and "Warehouse 13"
--TV Genius Releases Research on Programming Discovery
--Verizon FiOS TV Adds New Features to its Interactive TV Football Widget
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

News Round-Up (VI): Samsung-Facebook-Google Maps, Sonic-RealD-DTS, Sony-Eurosport

--Facebook and Google Maps Applications Launched in Samsung Apps Store
--Sonic Solutions in 3D Partnership with RealD, Audio Partnership with DTS
--Sony in Connected TV Partnership with Eurosport
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. Samsung Electronics America has announced the availability of Facebook and Google Maps interactive TV applications in its Samsung Apps store. The apps can be downloaded for use in...

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...

Nokia Siemens Networks' IPTV Platform Enables Daktel to Offer Interactive TV Widgets, OTT Video

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) said Monday that Daktel Communications , a subsidiary of Dakota Central Telecommunications Cooperative, a telco that serves central North Dakota, has deployed its IPTV platform, enabling it to offer a range of advanced services, including DVR, VOD and interactive TV. According to the company, Daktel is one of the first operators in the US to deploy the platform. "Today's subscribers require higher-quality television experiences and content that is for their individual...

News Round-Up

--Canoe Ventures Testing Dynamic VOD Advertising
--Envivio Tapped to Support Meo's New Internet TV Service
--MGM Mirage Launches "Vegas Reality" Augmented Reality App for iPhone
--Netflix to Use Microsoft PlayReady in "Netflix-Ready" OTT Devices
--Saffron Digital Powering NBC Universal International's New Online Video Platform
--Sezmi Updates its Service
--Stoneroos Launches TV Guide App for iPhone/iPod Touch, Yahoo! Widget Platform
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Light Reading Cable's Jeff Baumgartner has an update on Canoe Ventures ' ongoing tests of methods for dynamically inserting advertising into VOD programming. The tests are being conducted in the company's Innovation Lab, and are using This Technology 's SpotBuilder Placement Opportunity Information Service (POIS) software. Envivio has announced that Portugal Telecom has selected its Three Screens...

News Round-Up (V)

--FourthWall Media's EBIF-Based Ad Widgets System Deployed by Puerto Rico's OneLink
--FourthWall Media in Interactive TV Advertising Deal with Axesa Servicios de Informacion
--Report: Google May Unveil Android-Based TV Software at I/O Developer Event Later this Month
--Gotuit Powers "The VIEWer's Choice" for ABC's "The View"
--High-Profile Interactive TV Advertising Figure, Tim Hanlon, Joins Catalyst S+F
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. FourthWall Media , the interactive TV technology company formerly known as BIAP, has announce d that the OneLink San Juan cable system in Puerto Rico has deployed its...

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

--Germany's 7P Developing Interactive TV Widgets for Yahoo! Widget Engine
--Accenture Launches OTT TV Solution
--Amino in IPTV Set-Top Deal with CDE Lightband
--Brightcove Releases Version 4.1 of its Platform
--bwin Launches Social TV System
--Edgeware Appoints New CMO, EVP of Sales
--Fox Networks Names Julie Simon SVP of Advanced Services
--New IneoQuest Social TV Service Will Also Gather Feedback on Pay-TV QoS
--iStreamPlanet Integrates Silverlight Rough Cut Editor into its Video Workflow Automation Platform
--China's JENA to Integrate Qtv's Internet Media Player into its Connected TV's, STB's
--Netflix on Wii Now Available to All US Consumers
--Nordija Partners with
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cologne-based Seven Principles (7P) has announced that it is developing interactive TV widgets as a development partner of Yahoo! Connected TV . The company says that it will launch a phone book widget later this quarter, which it says "allows a search by name and place as well as a reverse search using the phone...

New iTV Doctor Column on DirecTV's App Store and Widgets

--[itvt]'s Daily News Coverage to Return after TVOT and EBIF Intensive
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This week, Tyler Slocum, senior director of advanced services at DirecTV, discusses the satellite TV operator's app store and its line-up of widgets.

In addition, [itvt] blogger, Edgar Villalpando , SVP of marketing at ActiveVideo Networks , shares some thoughts on interactive TV and the Super Bowl .

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Verizon FiOS TV Launches Interactive TV Coupon Widget

--Widget Is Part of Cross-Platform Digital Couponing Partnership with Cellfire
Verizon has launched a Spend Smart interactive TV coupon widget in its FiOS TV Widget Bazaar Applications Marketplace as part of a cross-platform initiative with electronic and mobile couponing specialist, Cellfire, that also sees it offering free Spend Smart coupons on its Wireless and Internet services. According to the company, Cellfire's Spend Smart coupons cover a wide range of products and can be redeemed at over 4,000 locations of more than 20 national grocery chains,...

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