Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, Bravo, Bright House Networks, BT Vision, BlackArrow (SeaChange), Brightcove, CableLabs, Cablevision, Canoe Ventures

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

News Round-Up (I): Ball State University, Bell TV, Brightcove

--Ball State University Installs Closed-Loop Interactive TV Testing Lab
--Bell TV Launches VOD Service for Satellite-TV Subscribers
--New Brightcove Release Offers More Analytics Tools, Audio Quality Detection
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. OEDN (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network"), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards and whose backers include Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter and Bright House,...

News Round-Up (II): Bell, Microsoft, Boxee, Intel, Brightcove, TubeMogul,

--Bell Launches Microsoft Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service
--Boxee Box Will Use Intel Atom CE4100, Will Launch Internationally, Can Be Pre-Ordered on Amazon
--Brightcove, TubeMogul Release Report on Online Video Viewing
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

Online Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Announces Expansion into Australia

--Brightcove Tapped to Power Online Video Initiatives for Telefonica O2 Ireland
Online video platform provider, Ooyala --which has just announced a set of enhancements to its platform--on Wednesday announced its intention to expand its operations into Australia, and said that it has appointed former Adobe executive, John Treloar, as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. He will be based in Sydney. "Video is exploding on the Australian corner of the Internet and customers are demanding a reliable platform for hosting and analyzing their online video,"...

Capablue Teams with Brightcove, TV Genius on Customizable Video Platform for Connected TV's

--Scottish Broadcaster STV Said to Be Close to Deal to Deploy the Platform
UK-based Web-TV convergence agency, Capablue (note: the company previously worked on the BBC iPlayer and on Project Kangaroo, the now-defunct project that subsequently became the technological core of broadcast transmission company Arqiva's new broadband VOD service, SeeSaw), says that it has partnered with online video platform provider, Brightcove , and TV search and recommendations specialist, TV Genius , to implement "Connected," an offering that it bills as a fully customizable portal platform, designed for the...

OVP Company, Brightcove, Says It Has Doubled Size of its Customer Base to 1,800+ in First Half of 2010

--Announces Multiple New Customer Wins in Japan
--Taps Dennis Rose to Lead Asian Expansion
Online video platform provider, Brightcove , said Wednesday that it has doubled the size of its global customer base in the first half of 2010 to over 1,800 media publishers in 48 countries. New customers that have signed up for its platform since the beginning of the year include American Standard, Audi France, D-Link Systems, Electronic Arts, EMI Group, Federated Media Publishing, the Financial Times, Macy's, Nikkei, Turner Broadcasting, the University of South Carolina, Virgin...

Ooyala Launches iPhone App for Publishing Video, Brightcove Drops Limelight for Akamai

Online video platform provider, Ooyala , on Wednesday unveiled an iPhone app called OoyalaDirect that it bills as making it easy for video publishers who use its service to record and publish high-quality videos directly from their smartphones.

According to the company, the new app--which Ooyala publishers can download and install directly from the iPhone App store--allows multi-user access in order to make publishing faster and less centralized. A news reporter on...

Brightcove Powers Video for New iPad-Ready Web Site from Bell Canada's

--Widevine Announces Support for Dolby Digital Plus
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , said Monday that it is powering video for a new iPad-ready Web site from , Bell Canada 's consumer portal. According to the company, Bell Canada is the first Canadian media company to implement the Brightcove HTML5 solution (note: the solution is also used by the New York Times and the Financial Times, among others): the solution allows's news and entertainment video portal to be viewed on...

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 (II): Bravo-Foursquare-Sephora, Brightcove, Canoe Ventures

--Bravo Teams with Sephora on Foursquare-Powered Promotion
--Brightcove Releases v4.1.2 of its Platform, Incorporating VPAID Support
--Canoe Ventures Appoints New VP of Communications
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. Bravo is teaming with cosmetics company, Sephora , on a promotion powered by mobile social networking service, Foursquare (note: for more on Bravo's social TV partnership with Foursquare,...