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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC, BitTorrent, Vestel, CBS

--Report: BBC Trialing Audio Watermarking-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV
--BitTorrent, Vestel to Showcase Prototype of "BitTorrent Certified" TV Set
--CBS Launches Fall Preview iPad App
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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. The BBC is...

News Round-Up (II): Canoe Ventures, Disney/ABC, Nielsen, FourthWall Media, Blue Ridge

--Canoe CTO: US Cable Industry to Focus on Interactive TV Commerce
--New Disney/ABC-Nielsen iPad App Uses Audio Watermarks to Enable Broadcast-Synchronized ITV
--FourthWall's "My Football Tracker" EBIF App Launched by Blue Ridge Communications
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. Cable operators and technology vendors are increasing their focus on tcommerce and plan to launch tcommerce trials next year, Arthur Orduna , CTO of Canoe Ventures , the company tasked with implementing the US cable industry's plans for interactive and addressable advertising, told...

News Round-Up (IV): Icareus (HbbTV), ITV, LOVEFiLM, MGM

--Finnish Interactive TV Company, Icareus, Launches Object Carousel and Lab Solution for HbbTV
--ITV Live to Enable Two-Screen Interactive TV for "The X Factor"
--LOVEFiLM in Streaming Video Deal with MGM
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/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Helsinki-based interactive TV company, Icareus , has announced two new HbbTV-compliant products: Icareus Playout CS100 for HbbTV, which the company bills as a professional DSM-CC object carousel for managing and delivering interactive TV applications in commercial broadcast networks; and Icareus Playout PC100 for...

News Round-Up (V): Limelight, Delve Networks, Motorola, Verizon FiOS TV, Notion

--Limelight Acquires Delve Networks
--Report: Motorola Developing Tablet Device for Verizon FiOS TV
--Ireland's Notion Develops "Meta-Mirror" Concept Platform for Two-Screen Interactive TV
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 few 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 apologize...

News Round-Up (II): Bravo, Groupon, CableLabs (tru2way), Citrus Suite, Project Canvas

--Bravo Launches Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV App for iPad, Partners with Groupon
--CableLabs Interop Demo's Sharing of DVR Content Between tru2way STB's and DLNA-Certified Devices
--Citrus Suite Tapped to Develop Interactive TV Application for Project Canvas
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 few 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 apologize...

Channel 4, Endemol Offer Two-Screen Interactive TV Experience for "The Million Pound Drop"

UK terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 4 , has teamed with "Big Brother" creator, Endemol , to offer broadcast-synchronized two-screen interactive TV functionality around the new live game show, "The Million Pound Drop" (airs at 10:00PM for six nights this week, starting May 24th), UK trade publication, New Media Age, reports .

Viewers of the show will be directed to a Web site (channel4.com/drop) that features a Flash-based game developed by marketing agency, Pancentric...

Jacked Trumpets Usage Numbers for its Big Ten Network ITV Service

--Secures New Deals with the NBA, New York Giants Santa Monica, Calif.-based two-screen interactive TV specialist, Jacked, Inc. (note: the company's first product, Jacked SportsTop, is a browser-based virtual desktop that features a dashboard of widgets and that is designed to provide synchronized two-screen ITV experiences specifically for sports broadcasts), has announced initial usage numbers for the two-screen ITV service it offers in partnership with college-sports channel, the Big Ten Network. According to the company,...

LiveHive in Two-Screen Interactive TV Deal with Rogers Sportsnet

LiveHive Systems, an Ontario-based company that specializes in two-screen interactive TV solutions, has signed an agreement with Rogers Sportsnet to make a service based on its flagship NanoGaming platform available in conjunction with the latter's broadcasts of regional NHL games. The service, dubbed "Game in the Game," debuted October 12th and is being offered for the 2008/09 and 2009/10 hockey seasons. Viewers access it by logging into a dedicated area on the Rogers Sportsnet Web...

LiveHive Creates Two-Screen ITV Apps for NBA's Raptors and 76ers

--Teams with NBC on Two-Screen App for 2008 Figure Skating Championships LiveHive Systems, an Ontario-based company that specializes in
two-screen interactive TV solutions, said last week that it has signed an
agreement with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to provide a
synchronized interactive experience on www.raptors.com to
accompany broadcasts of the Toronto Raptors' NBA playoff games.
Dubbed "Raptors Shot Caller presented by Ford," the new service
debuted last Sunday in conjunction with the start of the Raptors'
first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic. Fans access the
service by going to the Raptors' Web site and clicking on a "Shot
Caller" game banner, or by simply going directly to