Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CableLabs, Canoe Ventures, Comcast, TiVo, Connect TV, Freeview

--CableLabs CEO, Liao: Interactive TV Is "as Important and Relevant to the Cable Industry as Ever"
--Comcast, TiVo Launch Sign-Up Page for Comcast's New Service for Retail TiVo Premiere DVR's
--Connect TV Brings 45 Internet-Delivered Channels to Freeview
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 ( note: early-bird discount registration ends tonight! ), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. CableLabs CEO, Paul Liao, has issued the following statement in reaction to last week's news that Canoe Ventures and its cable parents have decided to pull the plug on its efforts to implement a national interactive TV advertising platform: "Interactive television (ITV)...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Audible Magic, 1K Studios, BendBroadband, Synacor, CableLabs

--Audible Magic in ACR Partnership with Cinram's 1K Studios
--BendBroadband Launches HBO's "TV Everywhere" Services, Using Synacor Authentication Technology
--CableLabs Trumpets Success of February ETV Interop Event
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. Automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Audible Magic , has formed a partnership with 1K Studios , a subsidiary of Cinram International Income Fund. "The relationship, which involves the supply of best-in-class audio-syncing technology from Audible Magic to 1K Studios, will enable 1K to enhance its development of second-screen platforms,"...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CableLabs, BlackArrow, CBS, Recording Academy (Grammys)

--CableLabs: Advertising Interop Demonstrates "Maturation" of Dynamic VOD Ad Technology
--BlackArrow Trumpets its Role in CableLabs' Advertising Interop
--CBS, Recording Academy Unveil Interactive Enhancements for the Grammys
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. CableLabs is trumpeting the success of a recent Interop event it held (January 23rd-27th), that it says showcased the integration of national and local advertising content and the delivery of specific viewer-relevant messages within video-on-demand sessions, and thus demonstrated the "maturation" of dynamic VOD ad-insertion technology. "In its continuing...

"Enabling a Personalized Television Experience" at TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, " Enabling a Personalized Television Experience ," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows:

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Big 10 Network Launches iPad App -- Synacor Sets Initial Public Offering -- CableLabs Opens San Francisco Office -- Logik Deploys Oregan Networks Browser

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Avail-TVN Launches Advanced Advertising Insertion and Marking Service -- Logitech Pulls Plug on Google TV Set-top -- Netflix Signs Multiyear Deal with Lion Gate -- WheelsTV Rolls Interactive Video Test Drives -- Tremor Video Expands Connected TV Ad Network -- CableLabs Using S3’s StormTest Development Center
Logitech said it will no longer manufacture its Revue set-top, with Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca calling the company’s Google TV effort “a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature.” Logitech saw little consumer interest in the device, and said its effort to sell the Google TV set-top took a toll on its operating income. The Verge has more .

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- CableLabs Offers Free License for Advanced Advertising Toolset -- blurbIQ cross-platform ads turn videos into interactive games -- NDS Hits Milestone of 20 Million Digital Homes in India -- Clearleap Teams with IBBS on OTT Video Solutions -- PBS Deal Expands Amazon Instant Video Library to 12,000 Hours -- Comcast, Disney Invest in New Social Media Network Chime

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Entone Rolls Hybrid DVR and Streaming Receiver -- Verizon Launches MY FiOS App for Android Phones -- CableLabs CEO Paul Liao to Step Down -- Akoo TV Previews Interactive Programming -- BBC Releases Red Button Schedule

Canoe Publishes ExpandTV Guidelines

-- Interactive TV Consortium Wants Networks to Encourage Viewers to 'Press OK' to Interact

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bluestreak Technology, Brightcove, CableLabs

--Bluestreak Technology Announces its Exhibit Plans for IBC 2011
--Brightcove Appoints SVP of Sales for the EMEA Region
--CableLabs Set to Open Office in San Francisco's Financial District
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as 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 you don't yet see your news covered...