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News Round-Up (III): Avail-TVN, BBC Red Button, blip.tv

--Avail-TVN in Deals with NewWave Communications, Toner Cable Equipment
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through August 13th
--blip.tv Develops Pre-Roll Ad that Lets Viewers Click to Remotely Download Game Demo to Xbox
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. It will likely take a short while 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 Round-Up (I): ABC News, Starz, AllVid, Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, BBC Red Button

--ABC News, Starz Release iPad Applications
--Multiple Companies and Organizations Submit Comments to FCC's AllVid Inquiry
--Alcatel-Lucent Launches Compact Microsoft Mediaroom-Based IPTV Solution for Smaller Operators
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 30th
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. ABC News has announced the release of a new application for the Apple iPad . "The new application takes full advantage of the form and functionality...

News Round-Up (II): BBC iPlayer, Boxee, Cedar Point, itaas

--BBC's New Five-Year Deal for British Open Includes Red-Button, iPlayer Coverage
--BBC Releases iPlayer Usage Statistics for June
--Boxee Releases Video Demo of Boxee Box
--Cedar Point Joins itaas's istart Program to Facilitate Deployment of its EBIF Communications Apps
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The BBC has signed a deal with The R&A that will give it exclusive live TV rights to the British Open golf championship through 2016, and...

News Round-Up

--Report: Kip Meek to Be Named Chairman of Project Canvas
--never.no Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Social Animal Creates Interactive 360-Degree Video for Zipfizz
--Unicast Report Details Engagement Levels with Different Interactive Ad Formats
--Zee TV Invites Viewers to Help Name and Market New Show
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we are following: Project Canvas --an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and other UK public-service broadcasters, 2) UK ISP's, BT and TalkTalk, and 3) UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, partnering in order to attempt to develop a common standard and interface for the delivery of online catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer, the ITV player and 4oD, as well as other Internet-based services...

BBC Interactive TV Exec, Rahul Chakkara, Named Director of Online at TalkTalk

UK ISP, TalkTalk , has announced the appointment of Rahul Chakkara to the newly created position of director of online. Chakkara was previously controller of TV platforms for the BBC's Future Media & Technology group (prior to that, he was director of marketing at NDS), in which role he headed up the corporation's red-button interactive TV efforts, played a significant role in the development of the BBC iPlayer catch-up service, and was closely involved in...

BBC Unveils its Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule for July 3rd through 16th

The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service, July 3rd through 16th: For the first time in its eight-season history, the entrepreneurs-pitch-VC's reality TV program, "Dragon's Den," will offer a supplemental show via the red button. According to the BBC, the red-button show will feature behind-the-scenes footage and insights from the show's five "Dragons" (VC's), and will enable viewers to "find out why the Dragons...

News Round-Up (I): BBC Trust-Project Canvas, "Doctor Who," Canoe Ventures

--Trust Approves BBC's Participation in Project Canvas
--First "Interactive Episode" of BBC's "Doctor Who" Proves Successful
--Canoe Ventures Launches Interactive TV RFI Advertising on Comcast, Time Warner Cable
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 apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). The BBC 's governing body, the BBC Trust , has approved the corporation's participation in Project Canvas , an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and the UK's other public-service broadcasters, ITV, Channel...

News Round-Up (II): AT&T, BBC Red Button, Best Buy, Bluestreak, Brightcove

--AT&T Advanced Advertising Solutions Names Maria Mandel VP of Media and Marketing Innovations
--BBC Unveils its Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through July 2nd
--Best Buy Launches Mobile App to Enhance Moviegoing, Home Video Experience
--Bluestreak Tapped to Power New Interface, Media Center and Widget Framework for Bouygues Bbox
--Brightcove Unveils Solution for Delivering Video on Android Mobile Devices
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 couple of 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...

News Round-Up (I)

--ADB Supplying Interactive TV-Enabled HD Set-Top Boxes to Poland's INEA
--AFDESI Announces New Board
--Amino Reports "Record" H1 Revenues, Secures IP Set-Top Deal with Romtelecom
--BBC to Offer Extensive Red-Button Coverage of Glastonbury Festival
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. ADB has announced that it is supplying Polish cable operator, INEA , with two interactive TV-enabled HD set-top boxes: the ADB-5810CD and the ADB-5810CDX...

Report: Apple Developing $99 Apple TV Based on iPhone 4 Architecture and OS

--Hulu Blocks New Version of Hillcrest Labs' Kylo TV Web Browser
--Boxee Seeking to Attract BBC iPlayer, Other UK Content Providers, to its Platform
--Wolfgang's Vault App Launches on Boxee
The blog Engadget reported last week that it had received a tip--which it said had been confirmed by "a source very close to Apple "--about the next generation of Apple TV , a platform whose current incarnation has been famously described by CEO Steve Jobs as a "hobby." According to the blog, the new version of Apple TV has been in development for some time now (i.e. before Google announced its new Android-based Google TV...

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