Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Appear TV, Avira, Labwise, BBC, CBS, DTG, DVB, Edgeware, Entropic, Rovi, GlobalSat, EchoStar,, TiVo

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)--and because of the large volume of news being generated by the IBC--we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or pre-briefed us on an announcement, and don't see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us:

  • Appear TV Launches Hardware-Based Multiscreen Delivery Solution
  • Avira and Labwise Partner to Protect Connected-TV Platforms from Malware
  • BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through September 15th
  • CBS's "The Talk" Embraces Social TV with "'The Talk' Gets Social Week"
  • UK's DTG to Submit D-Book 7 Part B for Inclusion in HbbTV 2.0 Specification
  • DVB Mulls Standardizing Second-Screen Process, Bringing HbbTV under its Wing
  • Edgeware Unveils Enhancements to its Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) System
  • Dutch Cable Operator, Ziggo, Using Edgeware's D-VDN System to Power Live Video Streaming to iOS Devices
  • Edgeware Powers Pan-European CDN for EpicTV's Premium OTT Sports Service
  • Entropic, Rovi, GlobalSat Team on GOOSAT S1-44HD Hybrid Set-Top Box
  • Entropic Says Multiple Ethernet-to-Coax Adapters (ECA's) Are Using its MoCA Silicon and Software to Support European Service Providers
  • Inverto Digital Labs Using Entropic CSS Silicon in its New LNB Solution for FTA and Pay-TV Markets
  • Entropic SoC and Demodulator Technology Deployed in Three EchoStar Set-Top Models for Bell Canada, Dish Mexico and Telus
  • Entropic SoC Deployed in EchoStar's New Freeview+ HD Ultra Slim Box
  • Entropic Achieves CI+ Certification for's IP+DVB-S2 Hybrid Set-Top Box
  • Entropic's MoCA Silicon and Software Powering TiVo Premiere 4 DVR
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