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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rovi, Charter Communications, Irdeto, Samsung

--Rovi in TotalGuide EPG Deal with Charter Communications
--Irdeto Acquires Rovi's BD+ Technology for Blu-ray
--Samsung's Connected-TV 3D VOD Service Surpasses 1 Million Views
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: Rovi said Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Charter Communications , enabling the latter to distribute the Rovi TotalGuide solution on its set-top boxes, as well as on mobile and tablet devices and the Web. The multi-year deal also includes a license for the Rovi Remote Record Scheduling Application...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Sony, YouView, thePlatform, Time Warner Cable

--Sony's UK Chief Says Company Will Not Support YouView
--thePlatform Names Former SeaChange Exec, Simon McGrath, General Manager for Europe
--Time Warner Cable Launches Version 2.0 of its iPad Streaming App
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: Speaking at a consumer electronics conference in London earlier this week, Sony 's managing director for UK and Ireland, Gildas Pelliet, revealed that the company does not plan to support the UK's YouView standard (note: YouView is an initiative that sees 1) the BBC and UK public-service broadcasters, ITV, Channel 4...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, Skype, Concurrent, Hulu, Facebook, Google, LG

--Comcast Publishes Videos Demo'ing its New Skype App
--Concurrent Secures VOD Deals with Four Chinese Cable Operators
--Hulu Launches, then Suspends, Facebook-Powered Social-TV Functionality
--Hulu Suitors Said to Include Google; Hulu Plus Launches on LG LCD TV's
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: At the Cable Show last month (see the article published on itvt.com, June 14th), Comcast revealed that it is teaming with Skype to test HD video calling on the TV, with trials slated to begin in the next few months. Comcast has now published two videos (embedded on this page) that...

New iTV Doctor Column Asks "Can We Save EBIF?"

[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition sees the good doctor sharing some thoughts on how EBIF can co-opt its competition in the interactive TV space.

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: BBC, SeeSaw, HBO, Hulu, Rovi, Suddenlink, Cogeco, Shaw

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 4th
--Criterion Capital Partners Set to Acquire SeeSaw
--HBO Go to Offer Preview of "True Blood" Episode
--Hulu Considering Sale
--Rovi in TotalGuide Deals with Suddenlink, Cogeco
--Shaw Launches Gateway in Edmonton
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The BBC has released the schedule of programming and interactive content that will be available via the BBC Red Button service through July 4th. Criterion Capital Partners , the company that acquired the struggling social media service, Bebo , is set to buy SeeSaw , the broadband TV service from UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, according to a report in The Guardian...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Sigma Designs, "The Voice," Time Warner Cable

--Sigma Designs Unveils Reference Design for Ultra-Thin Set-Top Box
--NBC Reality Show, "The Voice," Offers Extensive Social Media Integration
--Time Warner Cable to Launch Version 2.0 of its iPad App Later this Month
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: Sigma Designs has unveiled a platform reference design for an "Ultra-Thin" set-top box that it claims will enable "an experience only found in devices that are combined with networking gateways" and "will add more fuel to the growing market of set-top-boxes by enabling these products to stream high-definition content from the Web, in...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ADB, Avail-TVN, Boxee

--ADB Unveils Third-Generation tru2way Set-Back Box, Other Cable Products
--Avail-TVN Targets "TV Everywhere" Market with AnyView
--Boxee to Roll Out Updated Versions of its Downloadable Software This Fall
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: ADB has announced its exhibit plans for the Cable Show (suite ES70). Solutions on display include: 1) A new commercial video solution that "offers a complete turn-key platform that is integrated into operators' existing network plants, leveraging both QAM video and the IP backbone infrastructure to yield an enterprise-class scalable system."...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Motorola, NDS, Nagra, This Technology

--Motorola Televation Device Enables In-Home Streaming of Live TV to Connected Devices
--NDS Announces Exhibit Plans for Cable Show
--Nagra, This Technology to Demo Multiscreen Advertising Solution at Cable Show
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 unveiled Motorola Televation, a broadband device that works with a WiFi router to allow consumers to watch live TV on connected devices in their home. "Televation employs a 1GHz digital tuner and CableCard to access broadcast TV channels directly from a coax outlet," the company explains in its...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): thePlatform, Alcatel-Lucent, TiVo, Zodiac Interactive

--thePlatform Teams with Alcatel-Lucent on Multiscreen Video Platform
--TiVo Unveils Two New Set-Tops to Power "Next Generation" of its Whole-Home Solution
--TiVo Revamps its iPad App with New Features Tailored for Cable Operators
--Zodiac Interactive to Demo New PowerUp Solutions at Cable Show
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: thePlatform and Alcatel-Lucent have announced that they have jointly developed a "multiscreen video platform that supports the delivery of live scheduled TV, video-on-demand (VOD) and 'TV Everywhere' services to a variety of screens, allowing pay-TV subscribers to access their video content in the home or on the go, on whichever device...

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