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VideoClix in Video Hotspotting Deal with Revision3

Vancouver-based VideoClix, a provider of "hotspotting" (i.e. clickable
video) technology, has signed a deal with Revision3, a company that
bills itself as "an actual TV network for the Web" and that develops and
produces original broadband TV shows. Revision3 plans to use
VideoClix' technology to enable its viewers to click on different objects
within a video--for example, show hosts and products--in order to
access additional information and "interesting facts." The first
Revision3 show to employ the technology is one of the company's most
popular, "DiggNation," which began using it April 11th. Other shows
set to offer hotspotting as a result of the deal include "Internet

Mogulus Launches Pro offering, VOD Support

--Also Signs Deal with Gannett

--Company Offers Interactive Web Broadcasting Platform

Mogulus--a company which offers a free, ad-supported service that
allows people to launch their own live broadband TV stations (it claims
that its service, which launched last November, has already enabled
over 50,000 producers to launch their own Internet TV stations,
streaming over 100 million unique viewer minutes each month)--was
attempting to generate some visibility for its platform at the NAB show
earlier this month. In addition to showcasing its basic service
(consisting of 1) the Mogulus Studio, a browser-based collaborative
application that supports such features as multi-camera mixing and

Brightcove to Support Google's AdSense for Video

--Signs Deals with Bebo, Meebo, RockYou, Slide, Veoh, Gruner + Jahr

--Helps Power Showtime's 2008 Primetime Emmys Campaign

Broadband video publishing services provider, Brightcove, has
announced plans to support Google's new contextual advertising
technology for broadband video, AdSense for Video, which is currently
in beta. The company says that its participation in the AdSense for
Video beta program will...

Narrowstep News:

--Player Version 2.7 Integrates Microsoft Silverlight, Atlas Ad Server

--Appoints New President and COO

--New Deals with tvtv, CAN Communicate and FIFA, Fox Intl's BabyTV

Broadband TV infrastructure company, Narrowstep (note: the
company's telvOS technology has been used to power a number of
high-profile broadband TV services, including the ITV Local service of
UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, the Independent Television
Network; it recently announced that it was shifting the focus of its sales
and marketing efforts away from smaller niche content
providers--which it says "traditionally had lower margins and less

Major Studios Announce Plans for Premium VOD Service

Earlier this month, Viacom, its Paramount Pictures unit, MGM Studios
and Lionsgate announced that they have formed a joint venture that will
launch a premium VOD service and linear-TV channel in the fall of
2009. According to the companies, the venture will have access to
Paramount and Paramount Vantage titles released theatrically on or
after January 1st, 2008, and MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate titles
released theatrically on or after January 1st, 2009: it will have exclusive
access during the pay-television window to such recent and upcoming
films as "Iron Man," "Star Trek," "Cloverfield," "Shutter Island," "Love
Guru" and "Valkyrie" and various currently-in-production titles,
including new installments of the "Robocop" series, the companies say.

Ken Jennings to Guest on PlayCafe's Interactive Game Show Channel

PlayCafe, a company that bills itself as "the first Internet TV network
for game shows" (note: its Web site streams live, free-to-play game
shows, on weekdays from 6:00PM-8:00PM Pacific, that allow viewers
to play along, chat with hosts and other players, form teams, contribute
questions, and win prizes), contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that Ken Jennings, the holder of the record for the longest winning streak on
the US game show, "Jeopardy!," will be appearing as a special guest
this evening. He will participate in an interactive real-time quiz in
which any visitor to PlayCafe's Web site will be able to take part.

KoldCast Launches Broadband TV Service

An Irvine, Calif.-based company called KoldCast last month launched a free broadband video service, called KoldCast TV, that features a range of on-demand programming and support for full-screen HD. The company also launched three different media players, designed for use by its content partners and viewers (the players can be embedded in blogs and social networking sites), as well as a service, dubbed CenterStage, that allows aspiring entertainers to create their own microchannels. "The official...

[itvt] Radio: Rentrak's Cathy Hetzel and Dustin Encelewski on Measuring VOD Usage

[itvt] Radio - BitTorrent President, Ashwin Navin, on the Company's Detente with Comcast

--The Interactive TV Month in Review In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s new talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Ashwin Navin , co-founder and president of peer-to-peer technology provider, BitTorrent , discusses that company's recently announced agreement with Comcast, which calls for them to work together to address infrastructural issues raised by the growing popularity of video and other rich media on the Internet.

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