Qualcomm Enables Netflix Instant Streaming on Android Devices

Brightcove Powers vCommerce-Enabled Broadband Video Service for Online Retailer,

--Service Features Custom Full-Screen Interface for Google TV Devices
Online video platform provider, Brightcove , said Thursday that it is powering a vcommerce-enabled broadband video service for online fashion retailer, . Dubbed Net-a-Porter TV, the service presents viewers with a stream of images of the clothing items and accessories featured in the video they are watching (note: the images appear to the right of the video), which they can click on in order to go to a dedicated commerce-enabled product page. The service...

New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on DISH Network's Interactive TV Strategy

--Features Interview with DISH's Bruce Eisen and Chris Kuhrt
[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, "The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition sees the iTV Doctor interviewing DISH Network's VP of online content development and strategy, Bruce Eisen, and its manager of interactive TV programming, Chris Kuhrt, about the satellite-TV provider's interactive TV strategy.

New iTV Doctor Column on Using QR Codes to Enable Interactive TV on Companion Devices

[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! "

This edition sees Clovis Najm , CEO of Mobio Identity Systems , discussing how his company's QR code-based platform can be used to enable interactive TV via companion devices.

"Cable, CE and Content: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing TV Ecosystem" at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDIN G of " Cable, CE and Content: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing TV Ecosystem ," a keynote fireside session from TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010).

The panelists for the session were: * Jason Klarman , president of Oxygen Media
* Paul Liao , president and CEO of CableLabs
* John R. Quain of the New York Times (moderator)

Sky Unveils Sky Anytime+ Broadband VOD Service, Accessible via Sky+ HD Set-Tops

--Netgem Powers Telstra's New Hybrid Broadcast/Broadband T-Box
--Report: Microsoft to Announce Launch of Subscription-Based Version of Hulu on Xbox Live at E3
--Report: Project Canvas to Be Branded as "YouView"
--Apple's Jobs: Subsidized Set-Top Boxes Undermine TV Innovation
UK satellite-TV provider, BSkyB , on Wednesday unveiled a new Internet-based VOD service, called Sky Anytime+ , that will be accessible in the living room via the Ethernet connection in the company's existing Sky+ HD set-top boxes--though the new service's content will initially only be available in SD. In order to access the service, which will be enabled by an over-the-air software download to Sky's HD set-tops later this year, Sky customers will also have...

News Round-Up: Regulatory and Government

--Comcast: Union with NBCU Will Help "TV Everywhere" and Broadband Market in General
--NCTA Urges FCC not to Rush to Mandate "Standardized Gateway"
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of regulatory/government news for the past few days: In a Public Interest Statement filed with the FCC last week, Comcast argues that its proposed union...

Broadband Video-Enabled Web Site Launched for NBC's "The Jay Leno Show"

--Site Offers On-Demand and Streaming Video, UGC, Social Features
Broadcast network, NBC , has launched a Web site with a range of broadband video, UGC and social enhancements to build interest in its new comedy/talk show, " The Jay Leno Show ," which is set to debut September 14th. The new site and its various multimedia and social features are representative of a long-established NBC strategy called TV 360 that has seen the broadcaster supplementing many of its programs with interactive and multiplatform elements...

Propaganda 3 Creates Interactive Video for Kansas City Band, Queens Club

Kansas City band, Queens Club , has tapped Propaganda 3 , an interactive production studio also based in Kansas City, to create an interactive video for its single, "Haunted House." Among other things, the video allows viewers to change the stage sets behind the band, change its color scheme and brightness level, and change its viewing angle as if they were moving the camera that shot it The video was created in Papervision 3D--a 3D...

[itvt] Interview: Tara Maitra, VP and General Manager of Content Services at TiVo

As VP and general manager of content services at TiVo, Tara Maitra is in charge of the company's broadband content strategy--which sees it aggregating a line-up of downloadable movies and programming through partnerships with Amazon and around 60 other content providers, and also enabling subscribers to its service to access video from the open Internet via a PC connected to their TiVo device. The company also recently announced a deal with YouTube that will enable...