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News Round-Up

--Germany's 7P Developing Interactive TV Widgets for Yahoo! Widget Engine
--Accenture Launches OTT TV Solution
--Amino in IPTV Set-Top Deal with CDE Lightband
--Brightcove Releases Version 4.1 of its Platform
--bwin Launches Social TV System
--Edgeware Appoints New CMO, EVP of Sales
--Fox Networks Names Julie Simon SVP of Advanced Services
--New IneoQuest Social TV Service Will Also Gather Feedback on Pay-TV QoS
--iStreamPlanet Integrates Silverlight Rough Cut Editor into its Video Workflow Automation Platform
--China's JENA to Integrate Qtv's Internet Media Player into its Connected TV's, STB's
--Netflix on Wii Now Available to All US Consumers
--Nordija Partners with
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cologne-based Seven Principles (7P) has announced that it is developing interactive TV widgets as a development partner of Yahoo! Connected TV . The company says that it will launch a phone book widget later this quarter, which it says "allows a search by name and place as well as a reverse search using the phone...

News Round-Up

--AirTies, GooMe Interactive in OTT Partnership
--Brightcove Tapped to Power New Finnish Broadband TV Service
--Analyst: EchoStar May Buy TiVo
--Google Launches Search Stories Video Creator
--Juniper to Acquire Ankeena
--Telstra in OTT Deal with LG Electronics, ABC (Australia) in OTT Deal with Sony
--Netflix's New Deals with Fox, Universal Impose 28-Day Delay on Streaming New Releases
--ninemsn Launches Catch-Up TV Service
--Visible Measures to Support HTML5 Video Measurement
--Wowza, Digital Rapids in Three-Screen Video Partnership
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: AirTies and GooMe Interactive have announced a joint OTT solution, consisting of 1) an AirTies set-top box with advanced graphics capabilities, supporting pause-live-TV and progressive download via Flash memory (i.e. without the need for a hard drive), and 2) GooMe's M Cube platform, which the company bills as "a content management system that allows the...

Broadband Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Says it Enjoyed Record Revenue Growth in Q1

--Brightcove Expands Relationship with Italian Publishing Group, De Agostini Editore
Privately held broadband video platform provider, Ooyala , said Wednesday that it enjoyed record revenue growth in the first quarter, as it expanded its business into new markets in Europe, Japan, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. According to the company: It saw "double-digit" quarter-over-quarter revenue growth during the quarter, with revenues up more than 300% from the year-ago quarter. Non-US customers contributed over 30% of its revenue growth in the quarter. Revenues from existing...

Broadband Video Platform Provider, Brightcove, Raises $12 Million in Series D Funding Round

--Has Raised $99 Million To Date, Is Expected to Go Public This Year or Next
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , has confirmed a report by Jessica Vascellaro in Monday's Wall Street Journal that it has raised $12 million in new funding. According to the company, the Series D funding round was led by Accel Partners and General Catalyst, and saw the participation of other existing investors, including AOL, Hearst, AllianceBernstein, Maverick, and Brookside Capital. It says it plans to use the new funds to "expand the company's cash balance...

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...

Rogers Taps Brightcove, Endeca to Power Redesigned Version of its "Citytv Video Theatre" Web Site

--Brightcove: Rival Ooyala "Crossed an Ethical Line that Could Have Harmed Customers and the Industry"
--More Broadband Video Platform Providers Announce iPad/HTML5 Support
--Hulu May Test Subscription-Based Service with New iPad App
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , said Wednesday that it has been tapped by Rogers Digital Media to power a redesigned version of the latter's " Citytv Video Theatre " Web site ( http://video.citytv.com ). The revamped site--which offers locally produced programming from Citytv itself, as well as full-length episodes of such shows as "30 Rock," "The Bachelor" and "The Biggest Loser"--also features technology from Endeca Technologies which has been integrated with the Brightcove platform...

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...

News Round-Up

--Brightcove Powering Broadband Video for New Sports Social Media Site, Sportpost
--FTC Seeking Input on Whether COPPA Should Be Updated to Reflect Interactive TV, Other New Tech
--Harmonic Secures VOD and Web/Mobile TV Deals in China and Switzerland
--Hulu Sued by Hulavision
--LG Electronics Demo'ing Mobile Phones with Broadcast DTV Reception
--Twitter-Based Interactive TV Show Launched in Spain
--Widevine and Verimatrix Settle Patent Dispute
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Brightcove has announced that Sportpost , a newly launched social media site for European sports fans, is using its platform to power its broadband video offerings. According to the company, the video will be ad-supported and will include "high-def exclusives from Nike Football, Red Bull, Monster Energy, UFC, Laureus Sports and World Sport TV." Sportpost...

Brightcove Launches "TV Everywhere" Solution Pack

--Taps Ping Identity for Authentication, Promotes Eric Elia to Head Up New Service Offering
Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , today (Monday) launched the Brightcove TV Everywhere Solution Pack (TVE-SP), which it claims provides TV programmers with everything they need in order to operate rich, branded and authenticated TV Everywhere-compatible catch-up TV services. (Note: The "TV Everywhere" distribution model seeks to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available, via authentication technology, to those customers on multiple platforms, and thus...

Ooyala in Deal to Power Broadband Video for Telegraph Media Group, Replacing Brightcove

--Brightcove in Deal to Power Broadband Video for Fox on Demand, Replacing Move Networks
--Kaltura in Deal to Power Broadband Video for Unigo.com
Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala , announced Wednesday that Telegraph Media Group (TMG) , which publishes the UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph and its Web site, telegraph.co.uk, has chosen its platform to power its broadband video offerings. The deal--which sees Ooyala replacing rival Brightcove as TMG's broadband video platform provider--also calls for Ooyala to work with TMG's recently launched digital business unit, the Euston Project , to develop new technologies for the delivery and consumption...

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