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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): ABC, ACTV8, NCR, Intel, Aereo, Amazon, U-verse, BFI, Capablue, Ooyala, Jean-Francois Mule, Apple, Bafta, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, CableCARD

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2013 (December 11th in New York City), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: ABC 's Watch ABC "TV Everywhere" App Launches for Android Phones Running 4.0.3 or Higher ACTV8.me Partnering with NCR and Intel to Launch Cloud-Based Digital-TV Wallet; Product Billed as "the First Phase of a Larger Organic, Multiscreen Experience ACTV8.me Is Preparing to Launch within the Television...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): ThinkAnalytics, TWC, Samsung, Chromecast, CableCard, Turner Media Camp, Warner Bros. Media Camp, FiOS TV, Vevo, Dailymotion, Viacom, Twitter, Viggle

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Shazam, Y&R, UP, Sony Pictures Television, "Breaking Bad," Technicolor, TiVo, CableCARD, Atlantic Broadband, Mediacom, Touchcast, Ubisoft, Univision

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Google, Disney, Unit9, Guide, Liberty Global, Virgin Media, FilmFlex, Livefyre, Lovefilm, Amazon, mirada, Ericsson, MONKEYmedia, NBCU, CableCARD, Netflix

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Google Teams with Disney, Unit9 on "Find Your Way to Oz," an HTML5-Powered Immersive Interactive Experience for Chrome Google Updates Hangouts with "Bandwidth Slider" and "Audio-Only Mode" Guide Raises $1 Million, Launches Service that Transforms News Feeds and Other Text-Based Web Content into Avatar-Presented...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Beachfront Media, MeFeedia, Google TV, CBS, Charter, CableCARD, Comigo, Digisoft.tv, Hola, KPMG

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news generated earlier this month by CES 2013--we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the...

News Round-Up

--Cooliris Updates Cooliris Express and its Embeddable Cooliris Wall
--FCC Moves Closer to Network-Agnostic Gateways
--UK Broadcaster ITN Launches Fashion-Themed iPhone App
--Simulmedia Raises $8 Million in Series B Funding
--Sony to Offer MLB.TV on PlayStation3
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Visual navigation specialist, Cooliris , has announced various updates for its Cooliris Express tool and the embeddable Cooliris Wall. The FCC on Wednesday voted in favor of items that could move the pay-TV industry towards a new breed of network-agnostic gateway adapters in the long term, while addressing some of the problems with CableCARD in...

News Round-Up

--Verizon Launches FiOS Labs Site
--Over 200,000 Users Participate in ITV's Social Coverage of Election Debate
--ITC to Investigate Certain Cablevision STB's
--Microsoft Releases Silverlight 4
--MHL Consortium Aims to Develop New Interface Standard for Connecting Mobiles to HDTV's
--Sony to Integrate PlayTV with Facebook
--TiVo Calls on FCC to Probe Economics of CableCARD
--Widevine Selects Arxan's Application Hardening and Key Protection Solutions
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Verizon revealed via Twitter Sunday that it has launched a FiOS Labs site , which it says will allow interested parties to "take a look backstage at some ideas we're working on, along with some of our most recently launched features." Projects listed on the site include an initiative with iheartradio to bring the latter's...

TiVo Slams Cable Industry in Response to FCC RFI

DVR vendor/service provider, TiVo , has strongly criticized the US cable industry in a response to a recently issued RFI from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that seeks "comment on how the Commission can encourage innovation in the market for video devices that will assist the Commission’s development of a National Broadband Plan" (note: for more on the RFI, see the article published on itvt.com, December 7th ). The strong wording of the response is...

New Broadcom SoC's Support tru2way, CableCard, 3D UI's, Whole-Home HD DVR, and More

Semiconductor company, Broadcom , on Tuesday announced two new Multimedia over Coax Alliance system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions--the BCM7125 and the BCM7119--which it claims support tru2way, CableCard and a range of other technologies and standards, and which it promises will "enable manufacturers and cable operators to cost-effectively offer the latest in interactive HDTV programming, connectivity, whole-home media distribution [including multiroom HD DVR] and advanced 3D user interfaces to the North American market." According to the company, key...

Japan's Zentek Targets North American DTV Market with tru2way Solution

Zentek, a Tokyo-based provider of software and engineering services
for the DTV market, earlier this month launched a
tru2way/OCAP-based solution, targeted at the North American market.
Dubbed MediaStack-tru2way, the solution includes CableCARD and
DTV middleware and libraries, and is billed as enabling set-top and
iDTV manufacturers to shorten their development cycle for
tru2way-based DTV products. Zentek says that it can also provide
customers of the solution with access to a bidirectional headend located
in its San Mateo, Calif. offices, thus enabling development-time testing
with tru2way streams. "Zentek has developed an integrated reference
solution to reduce the development risk of tru2way for digital set-top
box and TV manufacturers," Zentek CEO, Shozo Ohtani, said in a