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Canoe Reveals Programming Partners for its Interactive TV Advertising Solutions

--Partners Are Comcast Networks, Discovery Communications, NBC Universal, Rainbow Media
--Will Deploy an RFI Application Later this Quarter
Canoe Ventures , the company tasked with implementing the US cable industry's plans for interactive and addressable advertising (note: its backers are Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House ), said Monday that it has signed separate agreements with Comcast Networks, Discovery Communications, NBC Universal and Rainbow Media that will see those companies launching its national interactive TV advertising solutions across their individual programming networks. Once the partners--which are Canoe's first programming...

Liberty Global Taps Samsung, Intel, NDS, Nagravision to Develop New Multimedia Home Gateway

--Buckeye CableSystem Taps BigBand Networks for IP Video Delivery
International cable operator, Liberty Global , on Wednesday announced plans to work with Samsung, Intel, NDS and Nagravision to build a new multimedia home gateway device for its digital TV customers. According to Liberty Global, the device will be an all-IP platform, capable of distributing video, voice and data throughout the home and to multiple video displays; and will sport a user interface that will "seamlessly" integrate video content, widgets, apps, and an advanced search...

ActiveVideo Networks to Outline "iVOD" Concept at NCTA Cable Show

--Will also Use Show to Demo Range of CloudTV-Based Interactive TV Apps and Services
Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , said Tuesday that it will use this week's NCTA Cable Show to showcase what it calls " iVOD "--which it describes as "a new strategic approach for providing the cable industry with a next-generation experience that unifies content across multiple platforms and brings new levels of personalization, recommendation and social networking to traditional on-demand television."

The company says that it will demo how its CloudTV...

itaas in EBIF Deal with Charter Communications

itaas --an Atlanta-based company which provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), and which earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, May 11th) announced that it had ported the EBIF user agent of Comcast-subsidiary, TVWorks, to Cisco set-top boxes--today (Wednesday) announced that it has signed an agreement with Charter Communications that includes licensing, installation and support for the TVWorks ETV platform...

Zodiac Unveils PowerUP Advanced Messaging Solution (AMS)

--Server-Based Offering Provides Two-Way Connectivity between STB's and Mobile Internet Devices
In its booth (ES-7) in the CableNET exhibit at the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles, Tuesday, interactive TV software developer, Zodiac Interactive , unveiled its PowerUp Advanced Messaging Solution (AMS), which it bills as the world's first server-based offering to deliver multiscreen, bi-directional connectivity between set-top boxes and mobile Internet devices. The new offering complements Zodiac's PowerUp platform, which the company says is currently integrated into over 10 million set-top boxes.

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News Round-Up (I)

--Cablevision Rolls Out Multiple Interactive TV Channels Based on ActiveVideo's CloudTV Technology
--Accedo Broadband Offering Paid Games on Philips Net TV
--ADB Unveils Cable Show Line-Up
--Alticast, Rovi Team on NCTA Cable Show tru2way/IPTV Demo
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. ActiveVideo Networks and Cablevision have announced that Cablevision has deployed over two dozen new interactive TV channels to its entire digital subscriber base, based on ActiveVideo's flagship CloudTV platform. According to the companies, Cablevision is using CloudTV to "offer an expansive menu of personalized television content--including hyper-local...

News Round-Up (II)

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through May 28th
--Canoe Teams with Other Cable Industry Players to Launch "SelecTV" Brand for Interactive TV
--CMC's HITS to Unveil EBIF-Based Interactive TV App, Optimized for 3D TV
--CMC's HITS Launches National Terrestrial Fiber Distribution Service
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through May 28th. Canoe Ventures has announced that it has teamed with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB), the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), CableLabs , and various...

News Round-Up (III)

--Cox Unveils Cisco/tru2way-Powered "Plus Package," Featuring Frog-Designed/NDS-Built "Trio" Guide
--DISH Network, Univision Partner on National RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product
--DVB Completes First Live Transmission Using New DVB-C2 Standard
--Ensequence Partners with Softel, S&T, VDS to Offer Single-Source Interactive TV Platform
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Cox Communications has announced a new "TV experience," called the Plus Package, that is based on tru2way-powered Cisco 8642 HD/DVR and 1642 HD receivers. While the new offering features, among other things, whole-home DVR functionality and an expanded line-up of HD channels, what Cox calls its "crown...

News Round-Up (IV)

--FCC Grants Studios Waiver of Laws Covering "Selectable Output Technology"
--Intek Digital Licenses ANT Galio Suite for HbbTV
--itaas Ports TVWorks EBIF User Agent to Cisco Set-Top Boxes
--itaas, Openet Team on Demo of Real-Time Order Fulfillment and Upsell Applications
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The FCC has granted MPAA-member studios a waiver of laws governing "selectable output technology," thus providing them with the legal ability to turn off any secondary outputs on TV's and set-top boxes during the viewing of any film not yet available on DVD. The goal of the...

News Round-Up (V)

--Mediacom Taps Concurrent for VOD, Interactive TV and Linear Data Collection
--Music Choice's SWRV Passes 1 Million Interactions Milestone
--OEDN Publishes "OEDN Academic Software Kit Quick Start Guide."
--Rentrak in VOD Measurement Deal with CTV
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Concurrent has announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Mediacom Communications , under which "Mediacom's marketing, advertising sales, engineering and operations strategies will be supported with a turnkey service offering of Concurrent's Media Data and Advertising Solutions." According to the companies, the deal will see...

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