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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Verizon FiOS TV, Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group, You on Demand, YouTube, zeebox, Digitalsmiths, Bravo

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...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): USA Network, "Psych," Viggle, Vimeo, Vuclip, Jigsee, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, WD, Google TV, You On Demand, Youtoo, Zugara

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: USA Network to Hold Six-Hour Social-TV "Slumber Party" for "Psych"; Elements Include On-Air Twitter Ticker, Video Touts, Second-Screen Trivia and Prize Giveaways, GetGlue Stickers USA Network to Launch Eight-Week Interactive, Multiplatform Murder Mystery, "Psych: The S#cial Sector"; Fans Invited to Help Solve Mystery via...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): TWC, TiVo, Motorola, TNT, TOK.tv, TVGuide.com, Vicki Lins, Xbox SmartGlass, yap.TV, YOU On Demand, NBCU, Zenverge, Intel, Digital Keystone

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format: Report: Time Warner Cable Issues RFP for IP-Only Set-Top Boxes; Expects to Pick at Least Four Suppliers TiVo Seeking Billions in Damages from Motorola TNT, PGA.com Unveil Multiplatform Coverage Plans for 2012 PGA Grand Slam of Golf TOK.tv Launches...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Rovi, Sky Italia, Columbus Communications, Panasonic, S3 Group, SeaChange International, Sky, Vevo, Ouya, You on Demand, Paramount

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- SeaChange Supplies VOD Gear to Bulgaria's M-Tel -- Ericsson Powers China's YOU On Demand VOD Platform -- SWRV Hits Milestone of 30M Interactions -- Ruwido: Remote Controls Aren't Going Away -- Softel Launches MediaSphere Digital Transport Adapter
SeaChange International 's On Demand Group said it struck a deal with top Bulgarian telecom company M-Tel to manage its VOD services. M-Tel provides GSM mobile phone service to about 5 million subscribers, and it is expanding into fixed line Internet and entertainment service. ODG has similar agreements to manage VOD and pay-per-view services with Virgin Media in the UK, SFR in France, KBW and Unity Media i n Germany, OTE in Greece, TTNet in Turkey, and du in Dubai.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): VDS, Warner Bros., YOU On Demand

--VDS Demo's its New Watercooler Social-TV Tool at Cable Show
--Warner Bros. in China VOD Deal
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: VDS and its cable market sales partner, UniSoft , have announced that they are demo'ing Watercooler, VDS's new automated, rules-based social-TV tool, in the Cable Show's CableNET exhibit this week. "With Watercooler by VDS, an exciting new product for the generation of social media posts synchronized with television content playback, broadcasters...

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...