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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Tunerfish, Ustream, Warner Bros., Facebook, Weather Channel, YouView

--Social-TV Service, Tunerfish, Launches "Fanning" and "Liking"
--Ustream Launches New Version of its iPhone App
--Warner Bros. to Offer Movies through Facebook
--Weather Channel Uses Nielsen's Media-Sync for New Broadcast-Synchronized iPad App
--YouView Names Alan Sugar Non-Executive Chairman, Replacing Kip Meek
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

--Report: Apple May Bring Gaming to Apple TV
--Current TV's Will Wright-Created Interactive TV Series, "Bar Karma," Premieres Tonight
--Court Lifts Stay of EchoStar Patent-Infringement Lawsuit against TiVo
--Envivio: Sales Have Doubled Due to Demand for Multiscreen Video Technologies
--Report: Google "in Final-Stage Discussions" to Acquire Next New Networks
--NCTA Denounces Google-Sony Proposal in FCC's AllVid Inquiry
--Netflix to Redesign its API
--Skype iPhone App Adds H.264 Support to Enable Video Calls to Connected-TV Devices
--Time Warner Cable Launches Standalone Whole House DVR Service for East Coast Customers
--YouView Confirms Commercial Launch Delayed until 2012
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: "New code in the iOS 4.2 beta 3 firmware hints that Apple TV may soon support online gaming," Engadget reported Wednesday. According to the publication, the code contains several references to "ATVGames" and "ATV Thunder" that "point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards (think Game Center), a way to schedule games (multiplayer?), and a store front...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): TVO, Verismo, Techstorm, Visiware, Fox, will.i.am, YouView

--TVO's Academic Outreach Efforts Result in Three New Connected-TV Apps for Boxee and Yahoo! TV
--Verismo Powers Connected-TV Programming Service for UAE-Based Techstorm
--Visiware's "Money Drop" Play-Along Game to Premiere Tuesday, February 1st
--will.i.am Launches App Featuring 360-Degree Music Video, AR and other Interactive Elements
--Report: YouView Launch Could Be Delayed into 2012
Because the [itvt] editorial team was busy last 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, please...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Google TV, NBC, Ooyala, Sony Ericsson, YouView

--Report: Google to Launch ARM-Powered Google TV Platform
--NBC Launches iPhone App for "The Cape"
--Ooyala Support Community Launched for Users of Ooyala's Backlot Platform
--Sony Ericsson Plans Tennis-Themed Interactive Online and Mobile Reality Show
--Report: YouView Launch Delayed by Technical Problems, "Discord" between Backers
Here is the second of two round-ups of some other interactive TV-related news stories we didn't have room for in this issue: According to the blog, ARMdevices.net , Google will shortly launch an ARM-powered version of its Google TV platform, thus making possible sub-$100 Google TV set-top boxes. NBC has launched an iPhone app for its new superhero-themed drama series, "The Cape." "Fans can immerse themselves into the world of 'The Cape' with on-the-go access...

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...

News Round-Up (VI): Opera, Toshiba, PlayJam, Freeview, Tesco, Project Canvas (YouView)

--Opera Browser to Be Offered on New Toshiba HbbTV Devices
--PlayJam Games Now Available on Freeview Set-Tops through Partnership with Tesco
--Project Canvas Incorporates as YouView, Names Richard Halton CEO
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. Oslo, Norway-based browser specialist, Opera Software , has announced that a customized version of its Opera browser will be offered on Toshiba's latest HbbTV sets in Europe, the REGZA VL and WV series. (Note: HbbTV--short for "Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV"--is a pan-European initiative...

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