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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, CBS, Vudu, ViewSonic, Brightcove, Disney-ABC, Yahoo!

--Boxee Product News: Boxee Box Firmware, CBS Deal, Vudu 3D, Boxee for iPad, ViewSonic TV
--Chief Product Officer, Zach Klein, Leaving Boxee
--Brightcove Launches "Open Source @ Brightcove"
--Report: Disney in Talks about Offering Content on Yahoo! Connected TV
--Karin Gilford Named SVP of Digital Media for ABC Television Network
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. OTT specialist, Boxee , has generated a fair amount of news over the past few days: 1) The company has released a new version of the firmware for its D-Link-manufactured Boxee Box. According to a blog...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Vizio, Vudu, Yahoo!

--Hulu Plus, Blockbuster On Demand Launch on Vizio's Connected-TV Platform
--Vudu to Offer 3D Movies on Connected-TV Devices
--Yahoo! Reveals Plans to Offer "Broadcast Interactivity" on its Connected-TV Platform
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (X): Two Way Media, Ustream, Verismo, Verizon FiOS TV, VideoClix, Vimeo, Virgin Media (TiVo) Widevine (Google), Yahoo!, YouTube, YouView, ZillionTV

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

Neovia to Process Payments for Sony/Disney-Owned Broadband VOD Service, FilmFlex

--Broadband VOD Service, Lovefilm, Launches Yahoo! App
Payment solutions provider, Neovia Financial , says that UK-based FilmFlex will use the Neovia Payment Network to process all online payments for its recently launched broadband VOD service. Neovia has also previously announced deals with UK broadband video platforms, SeeSaw and Perform.

FilmFlex, a joint venture between Sony and Disney, secured its first customer win earlier this year (see the article published on itvt.com, April 28th): a deal to provide content...

News Round-Up (VIII): TransGaming, Boxee, Ustream, Yahoo!, Toshiba

--TransGaming Unveils Revamped User Experience for its GameTreeTV Games-on-Demand Platform
--United Football League App Launches on Boxee
--Ustream Multiview Lets Viewers Switch between Multiple Camera Angles on a Live Event
--Yahoo! Connected TV Available on New Toshiba HDTV's
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last week, TransGaming , unveiled what it billed as a "completely redesigned" user experience for its GameTreeTV videogames-on-demand platform (note: according to TransGaming, GameTreeTV is optimized for HDTV on set-top boxes and other connected consumer...

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...

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 (IV)

--mDialog Hires Two Execs to Support Dynamic Video Ad-Insertion Platform for iPad/iPhone
--metaio Launches First-Person Augmented Reality Shooter Game
--Miniweb in Connected TV Partnership with Brightcove
--NBA Game Time Widget Launches on Vizio Connected TV's
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. Mobile video and in-stream ad management company, mDialog (note: the company recently launched in-stream interactive overlay ads for the new Apple iPad--see the article...

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

--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...

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