Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VII): SocialGuide, Nielsen, Twitter, NowThis News, Ofcom, Pace, Patreon, Philips uWand, Gamious, Rdio, Redbox Instant by Verizon, TYT, Roku, Sigma Designs, yes

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

News Round-Up (III): Fox Mobile, Google TV, Harmonic, Yes

--Fox Mobile Launches Android Version of its Bitbop Mobile VOD Service
--Report: Google TV Launch Pushed Back Two Weeks to October 17th
--Harmonic Powers OTT VOD Service for Israeli Satellite-TV Operator, Yes
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,...

NDS Powers Progressive Download-Based VOD Service for Israel's Yes

--Partners with China's Changhong on Interactive TV Apps that Support China's NGB Initiative
Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , announced Tuesday that Israeli satellite TV operator, Yes , has launched an NDS-powered VOD service, based on progressive download (PDL) technology, for its hybrid satellite/IP DVR platform. According to NDS, the service, which allows users to download movies or series to their MaxTotal HD DVR over the open Internet to watch immediately or later, currently provides access to 5,000 free and paid titles, including HD content,...