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Xcalibur Rebranded as "X1," Will Let Comcast "Take Advantage of the Innovation" in the CE Space

During Comcast 's earnings conference call, Wednesday, the company's chairman and CEO, Brian Roberts, provided an update on Project Xcalibur , its next-generation cloud-based platform. While the platform--which Roberts revealed is being rebranded as " X1 "--is currently being trialed in Augusta, Georgia in conjunction with a hybrid RF/IP set-top box from Pace (note: for more on the box, codenamed "Parker," see the article published on itvt.com, January 19th), it is also intended to enable...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ConnecTV, Delivery Agent, Cablevision, Shazam, Boston Celtics

--ConnecTV Launches ACR-Powered Social-TV App
--Delivery Agent Powers Super Bowl Tcommerce for Cablevision, Shazam
--Delivery Agent in Multiplatform Commerce Partnership with the Boston Celtics
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. In time for the Super Bowl , ConnecTV , a social-TV company co-founded by interactive TV industry veteran Ian Aaron (note: the company recently announced an integration partnership with ACR technology provider, Civolution --see the article published on itvt.com, January 10th), last week launched a second-screen app in the...

Exclusive: Zodiac Delivers its PowerUp HTML5 Platform to Two "Tier-One" North American MSO's

--CEO Brandon Brown Discusses the Deployments with [itvt]
Interactive TV software company, Zodiac Interactive , says that two tier-one North American MSO's have contracted with it for the integration of its PowerUp HTML5 Application and Services platform with their service environments.

The PowerUp HTML5 platform, which launched last spring, is billed as delivering a Web browser presentation engine coupled with a service layer, in order to provide a rich authoring environment with full browser control of all systems and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): STMicroelectronics, Nagra (OpenTV), TiVo, AT&T, Charter

--STMicroelectronics Releases First Validated Drivers for Nagra's OpenTV 5 Middleware
--TiVo Secures $215+ Million Settlement of AT&T Patent Dispute
--Charter Launches TiVo Premiere in Texas
Because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, 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,...

Canoe Ventures Publishes In-Depth Report on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

--Topics Covered Include Interactive TV Advertising, VOD and Dynamic Ad Insertion, ACR, HTML5, Social TV, New Multiplatform Market Opportunities, and More
--Download the Report Here
Canoe Ventures has just published an in-depth report on TVOT NYC Intensive , the annual New York edition of [itvt]'s TV of Tomorrow Show, which took place Monday, December 5th in Midtown Manhattan. Canoe was the premiere sponsor of the event.

A PDF file of the report can be downloaded here .

The table of contents for the report is below: 2 Interactive TV: Finally Here. So...

Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for TVOT NYC Intensive 2011
[itvt] is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for the second annual TVOT NYC Intensive ( Monday, December 5th, at 730 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan ). A PDF version can be downloaded here . TVOT NYC Intensive packs all the excitement of our flagship TV of Tomorrow Show into a highly focused, dialog-driven, one-day event. In addition to compelling and timely...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Canoe Ventures, Comcast, Opera, Digital TV Labs

--Canoe Ventures Continues Hiring Spree, Outlines How New Hires Will Support its Strategy
--Comcast Casts Light on its Connected-TV Plans
--Opera Using Digital TV Labs' Ligada Test Tool to Facilitate HbbTV Browser Integration
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Canoe Ventures has appointed David Kelly as VP of affiliate relations, reporting to CFO, Neil Schaffer. The company has also provided more information on its recent hires and promotions of industry veterans Chris Pizzurro, Jonathan Bokor and Sanjay Patel (see the article published on itvt.com, September 15th), explaining how they will...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Videos of the Finalists from CTAM's 2nd Annual iTV Idol Contest

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Synacor, Grande Communications, UltraViolet, LodgeNet

--Synacor Targets Smaller Operators with "TV Everywhere for Everyone" Campaign
--Synacor to Power "TV Everywhere" for Grande Communications
--Consumers Can Now Set Up UltraViolet Accounts
--LodgeNet Joins DECE, Announces "Four-Track" UltraViolet Strategy
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Synacor , which claims to power programming portals and "TV Everywhere" services that reach over 30 million high-speed Internet customers around the world, has launched what it calls its "TV Everywhere for Everyone" (TVEE) campaign. The company says that the campaign sees it investing in a platform that will enable independent...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Irdeto, Liberty Global

--Irdeto Launches "TV Everywhere" Solution with Social and Interactive TV Features
--Irdeto Expands its ActiveCloak for Media Solution to Address Multiplatform TV
--Liberty Global Vendor Award Honors "Horizon" Contributors
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more 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...

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