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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Flashlight Engineering, FourthWall Media, Knology, Hulu

--Flashlight Launches PC-Based Mini-Headend for Developing and Testing EBIF and tru2way Apps
--FourthWall Media Expands its EBIF Partnership with Knology
--Hulu to Launch in Japan
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several 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 in this issue, please bear with us. Portland, Oregon-based Flashlight...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Hulu, Panasonic, LXD, icueTV, Strategy & Technology

--Hulu Plus Launches on Select Panasonic Connected TV's and Blu-ray Players
--Third Season of "Legion of Extraordinary Dancers" Debuts on Hulu This Week
--icueTV in Integration Partnership with Strategy & Technology
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several 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 in this issue, please bear with us. Hulu has announced...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): MTV, Comic-Con, Mutemath, NBC, Facebook

--MTV to Offer Live, Interactive, Broadband Video Coverage of Comic-Con
--Mutemath Lets Fans Create their own Video and Audio Mix of its New Album's Title Track
--NBC Partnering with Facebook to Offer Interactive Coverage of Republican Presidential Debate
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: MTV has announced plans to offer live, interactive, broadband video coverage of Comic-Con . "Beginning Thursday, July 21st and continuing on Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd, MTV News' Josh Horowitz will bring the insanity of Comic-Con live to the fans with a one-hour live stream each day at 6:00PM...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Red Bee Media, Cisco, 24/7 Real Media, Akamai, Samsung

--Red Bee Media Teams with Cisco, 24/7 Real Media, Akamai to Launch Online Video Platform
--Samsung Says it has Sold over 2 Million Smart TV's in Three Months
--Samsung Teams with University of California, San Diego to Bring Smell to Television
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Broadcast services company, Red Bee Media , has partnered with Cisco , 24/7 Real Media and Akamai to launch an online video platform dubbed the RedPlayer that is targeted at broadcasters and networks and that provides a range of social media features. The company "has developed RedPlayer to introduce to market an enhanced...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Motorola, Time Warner Cable, Nielsen, Pace

--Motorola Mobility Teams with Time Warner Cable on Video Gateway Platform
--Nielsen: Americans Watching More Video--Both on TV and Alternative Platforms
--Pace's App Cafe Platform Now Available for Deployment in US, Canada and Latin America
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Motorola Mobility has announced that it has been collaborating with Time Warner Cable to develop an advanced video gateway platform, dubbed the DCX3600M. According to Motorola, the new video gateway, which it is demo'ing in its Cable Show booth (609) this week, "includes built-in transcoding capabilities, allowing it to take QAM...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Cablevision, Canoe, chumby, Pace, Comcast

--Cablevision Launches, Claims Success for, Optimum Select RFI with Email Fulfillment
--Canoe Ventures Unveils ExpandTV, a New Consumer-Facing Brand for Interactive Ads and Programs
--chumby, Pace Team to Demo chumby Apps on Pace Set-Top Boxes
--Comcast to Unveil "Next-Generation Xfinity TV Experience" This Thursday
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Cablevision has announced the launch of Optimum Select RFI with Email Fulfillment, an interactive TV advertising format that allows viewers to "opt-in and engage directly with advertisers through a few clicks of the remote to request more information via email from a 30-second spot." According to the MSO, which launched its...

Dailymotion Opens Up its API

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Strategy & Technology, TiVo, Univision, Anvato

--Strategy & Technology Announces Exhibit Plans for NAB 2011
--TiVo Launches "Award Winning Films" Collection
--Univision Interactive Media Selects Anvato's Video Publishing Platform
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Strategy & Technology , a UK-based provider of interactive TV playout systems and middleware, has announced its exhibit plans for the upcoming NAB Show (Booth SU7921, April 11th-14th in Las Vegas). The company says it will be showing two products for the first time at NAB: RedKey3 and TSProcessor. "RedKey3 [is a]...

This Technology Launches SpotLink Open-Source Interconnect Software for Dynamic Ad Insertion

--Says Solution Lets Networks Use their Existing Broadband Ad Servers with any MSO-Installed Campaign Management System for SCTE-130 DAI
This Technology , a New York City-based start-up specializing in software for dynamic ad insertion, on Monday unveiled a free, open-source interconnect software solution called SoftLink. According to the company, SpotLink--which it says is immediately available--is a standards-based solution that connects SCTE-130-compliant Dynamic Advertising Insertion (DAI) systems to broadband ad servers, using the Interactive Advertising Bureau's (IAB) Video Advertising Serving Template standard. The company claims that SpotLink effectively removes the integration challenges that previously existed...

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