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Clicker Media Launches "iPad Edition" of its Online Programming Guide

--Says It Will Shortly Launch a Dedicated iPad App
--Envivio Launches iPad Support
In a posting on its corporate blog Monday, Clicker Media --the company which last fall 1) launched Clicker.com, a service which it bills as "the first complete programming guide to Internet television" and as "the first truly comprehensive, structured and unbiased resource for navigating all broadcast- and broadcast-quality programming online" (see the article published on itvt.com, November 16th), and 2) revealed that Sling Media co-founder, Blake Krikorian, had invested in it and joined its board...

Apple iPad TV and Video News Round-Up

--Brightcove, CBS, Discovery, Disney, Howcast, Jackson Fish Market, MTV, NBA, NBC, Netflix, The Weather Channel, Ustream, Yahoo!, and More
Here is a round-up of recent announcements and news related to the Apple iPad which [itvt] readers might find of interest: Apple has published a list of Web sites that offer iPad-compatible video. The sites include CNN.com, Reuters.com, Vimeo.com, TED.com, MLB.com and NHL.com, among others. Spin Media has announced that it will use Brightcove's new Brightcove Experience for HTML5 solution to deliver video to the iPad, as well as to the Apple iPhone and iPod...

In Time for Apple iPad Launch, Brightcove and Ooyala Launch HTML5 Video Solutions

--CBS Reported to Be Working to Ensure its Online Video Offerings Support HTML5/iPad
In time for the April 3rd launch of the Apple iPad, broadband video platform providers, Brightcove and Ooyala , have both announced HTML5-based solutions that support delivery of online video to the new tablet device.

Brightcove bills its solution, dubbed the Brightcove Experience for HTML5 and announced today (Monday), as a framework for publishing and delivering "high-quality interactive and advertising-supported Web video experiences for HTML5-compatible devices." The company says that it is...

MLB.TV to Be Available on Apple's New iPad, Other Portable Devices

MLB.com , the digital arm of Major League Baseball , announced Wednesday that, starting with the 2010 season, its subscription-based, live streaming-enabled broadband video service, MLB.TV, will for the first time offer portability. According to the company, subscribers to the service will be able to access a complete season of 2,430 games on a range of portable interactive platforms, including the new Apple iPad and the MLB.com At Bat 2010 app for iPhone/iPod touch. The...

White House Launches iPhone/iPod touch App with Live and On-Demand Video

--Will Offer Live Streaming of Next Week's State of the Union Speech
In a posting on its official blog, Tuesday evening, the White House announced the availability of a new, free White House App for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch . "One feature that stands out is live video streaming," the blog post stated. "Now anyone with this app can watch the president's public events at the White House, frequent Web chats with administration officials, and other events like key speeches and press briefings, in real time. In...

L5 Launches Solution to Transform iPhone/iPod touch into Universal Remote Control

Fort Lauderdale-based L5 Technology on Monday launched a solution--comprised of a hardware accessory and a free software application--that it bills as transforming any iPhone/iPod touch into a universal remote , capable of controlling TV sets, DVD players, DVR's, cable set-top boxes, audio equipment, and most other products that come with an infrared remote (including, the company points out, ceiling fans and air conditioners).

According to the company, the L5 Remote's hardware component...

HBO Launches Free iPhone/iPod touch Application

--Qik Launches Live Streaming App for All iPhones, Recording App for iPhone 2G and 3G
Premium programmer, HBO , has launched a free iPhone/iPod touch application in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was designed by Atimi Software , is designed to provide an "in-depth, interactive experience" that incorporates a range of branded entertainment, including video clips and in interactive episode guide. "We think the HBO App for iPhone and iPod touch will quickly attract both HBO's loyal fans as well as new consumers," HBO's...

Augmented Reality Round-Up

--Brightkite Launches AR Local Advertising Solution
--Layar AR Browser for iPhone Pulled from Apple App Store Due to Crashes
--Version 1.5 of metaio's junaio AR Platform Now Available in Apple App Store
--Japan's Tonchidot Launches "Sekai Camera" AR App Internationally
--Total Immersion Teams with McDonald's on AR Promotion for "Avatar"
A number of items of augmented reality news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up: "Social discovery network" provider, Brightkite , has launched a local advertising solution for its Layar browser-based AR service (available on both iPhone and Android). "Using the Brightkite service, users can look at the world around them through their phone's camera to see real-time digital information on top of real-world locations," the company...

Report: CBS, Disney Show Interest in Apple's Plans for Subscription-Based OTT Service

A report by Sam Schechner and Yukari Iwatani Kane in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal claims that Apple is planning to launch a subscription-based over-the-top-TV service , and that CBS and Disney are considering participating. The report, which cites unnamed sources "familiar with the matter" (note: Apple, CBS and Disney all apparently refused to comment), also claims that Apple is hoping to launch the service next year.

However, the service, which would presumably...

Broadband Video/Live-Streaming News Round-Up

--Babelgum in Deal to Offer Cinelan's Library of Three-Minute Non-Fiction Films
--Bambuser's Live Streaming iPhone App Receives App Store Approval
--Conviva Names Former NBCU CTO, Darren Feher, President and CEO
--Episodic Powers Showtime Sports' "Strikeforce: All Access"
--Justin.tv Launches Unified Chat Option, Plans to Launch Pay-Per-View Service
--Livestream to Provide Live-Streaming Coverage of Times Square New Year Celebrations
--Netflix Web Site Updated to Push "Watch Instantly" Option
--Next New Networks Announces "Next New Creators" Program
--NHL Teams with NeuLion to Launch "NHL VideoCenter" Player
--VidZapper Integrated with Amazon CloudFront
--Chinese Broadband Video
A number of items of broadband-video and live-streaming news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up: Broadband/mobile video content platform provider, Babelgum , has announced a partnership with Cinelan , a company which specializes in publishing three-minute non-fiction films--often from prominent filmmakers--and which was co-founded by filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). Babelgum says it will make Cinelan's complete library of films available on a Cinelan-branded channel...

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