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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AdoTube, Evidon, BBC, Brightcove

--AdoTube Implements Evidon's Privacy-Compliance Solution for In-Stream Advertising
--BBC to Phase Out its Red-Button Video Services
--Brightcove Seeks to Raise $50 Million via IPO
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011--we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. AdoTube , a provider of technology for in-stream video advertising, said Wednesday that it is using Evidon 's InForm platform to "execute the first in-stream in-player Advertising Choices ('Ad Choices') icon for behavioral targeting with true third-party assurance. A modified version of Evidon's industry-standard...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bluestreak Technology, Brightcove, CableLabs

--Bluestreak Technology Announces its Exhibit Plans for IBC 2011
--Brightcove Appoints SVP of Sales for the EMEA Region
--CableLabs Set to Open Office in San Francisco's Financial District
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as 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 a few more 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, Brightcove, Comcast, NBC Universal

--Release 1.2 of Boxee Box Software to Include Multiple App Categories
--Brightcove to Move to New 82,000-Square-Foot Facility
--Report: Comcast to Close NBC Universal Digital Studio
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: In a posting on its Developer blog last week, OTT specialist Boxee announced that the upcoming 1.2 release of its software for the Boxee Box will feature new categories for apps. "Up until now, apps have been categorized solely by Video, Photo, and Music," the blog post explained. "With 1.2, we'll...

Video Tagging Startup wireWAX Gains Momentum

-- Former Last.FM COO Spencer Hyman Joins Board
London-based clickable video startup wireWAX continues to gain traction, recruiting former Last.fm COO Spencer Hyman as an investor, board member and strategic advisor. wireMAX has technology that allows anyone to add motion-tracking hotspots -- or tags -- to people and objects in video. After they are clicked, the tags can link to other videos, images, maps, and advertisements. Its technology could also be used for e-commerce. wireWAX said niche retailer Oki-ni released a video with...

Interactive TV News Roundup (Part 2)

-- Oxygen Teams with Facebook for Paris Hilton Series -- Clikthrough Powers Hugo Boss Campaign -- Brightcove Launches App Cloud -- CableLabs Tests EBIF Apps -- France's Normandie TV Tests HbbTV Standard -- Univision Launches Web Novela -- SeaChange Debuts Advanced Ad Platform
Oxygen built a Facebook application viewers can use during the premiere of its new series starring Paris Hilton. "The World According to Paris," set to debut June 1, will include a live video stream and chat function on Facebook. The Facebook application is an extension of OxygenLive , the network's two-screen experience. More

CBS Interactive Books Multiplatform 'Live On Letterman' Concerts

-- Vevo Distribution Deal Delivers Concerts to iPhone, iPad
CBS Interactive Music Group is expanding its "Live On Letterman" concert series, signing several major artists to perform extended sets after their appearances on its late-night talk show. Upcoming concerts include a May 11 performance from Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs, who will stick around after appearing on the "Late Show with David Letterman" to jam for online viewers. In addition to streaming the concert on CBS.com, it will be available live and on...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- PBS Kids Builds Interactive Games for Preschoolers -- Brightcove Powers Ad-Supported Movie Site -- DirecTV Launches 'Home Premiere' VOD Service -- Pepsi Cuts Marketing Deal with Social TV Firm IntoNow
PBS Kids launched a series of interactive videos and games based on its "Super Why" and "Dinosaur Train" series. The "play-along" videos and games -- designed for preschoolers – challenge kids to complete tasks such as matching items of the correct size or finding the correct words to complete a sentence. PBS said it will also launch a play-along video for "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!" in 2012. More

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Accedo, Facebook, Al Jazeera, Avail-TVN, Brightcove, Military.com

--Facebook Designates Accedo Broadband "Preferred Developer Consultant" for TV Applications
--Al Jazeera English to Launch Social Media-Driven Show, "The Stream"
--Avail-TVN Launches Digital Media Metadata Management Solution
--Brightcove Powers Broadband Video for Military.com
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 issue,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, Brightcove, Astral Radio, Clearleap

--Boxee Raises Another $16.5 Million
--Brightcove Powers Online Video for Canada's Astral Radio
--Clearleap Teams with Set-Top Maker, Pace, on IP-Based VOD Solution for Cable Operators
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. 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,...

Brightcove Powering New Interactive Children's "Edutainment" Service, Mobile MUM

--Four New Projects Added to Open Source @ Brightcove

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