Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Metaswitch, CableLabs, Oregan, Sharp, Panasonic, Omek Interactive

--Metaswitch Networks Wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase
--Oregan's Onyx Browser Now Available on Sharp Connected TV's in Italy
--Panasonic in Gestural Control Partnership with Omek Interactive
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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, please bear with us. Metaswitch Networks '...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, BBC iPlayer, BigBand, Clearleap, CableLabs

--ActiveVideo Demo's Delivery of HTML5 Interactive TV Apps by its CloudTV Platform
--BBC iPlayer's Global Roll-Out to Begin in Western Europe
--BigBand, Clearleap Team on IP Video Delivery Solution
--CableLabs Updates Technical Report on Converged Cable Access Platform
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: ActiveVideo Networks has announced that it will demo at the Cable Show this week (Suite ES-8) how its flagship CloudTV platform can be used to deliver HTML5 applications to any digital set-top box or streaming decoder. "The role of HTML5 in enabling many of the most compelling user experiences delivered by...

Cable Industry Pushes Interactive Ads for VOD Programming

-- CableLabs Demonstrates Technology from 11 Suppliers at Interoperability Lab Event
U.S. cable operators may be ready to add interactive advertising to video-on-demand programming, based on the results of interoperability tests that CableLabs held recently in Colorado. Among the interactive features CableLabs and 11 technology suppliers demonstrated at its Interoperability Lab event was the ability to run interactive applications within VOD content, including a VOD server playing an ad with a RFI (request for information) application. CableLabs said the event also demonstrated the integration of the...

Interactive TV News Roundup (Part 2)

-- Oxygen Teams with Facebook for Paris Hilton Series -- Clikthrough Powers Hugo Boss Campaign -- Brightcove Launches App Cloud -- CableLabs Tests EBIF Apps -- France's Normandie TV Tests HbbTV Standard -- Univision Launches Web Novela -- SeaChange Debuts Advanced Ad Platform
Oxygen built a Facebook application viewers can use during the premiere of its new series starring Paris Hilton. "The World According to Paris," set to debut June 1, will include a live video stream and chat function on Facebook. The Facebook application is an extension of OxygenLive , the network's two-screen experience. More

Cable Operators Test Sharing of Premium Content on Home Network Devices

CableLabs said it recently hosted a demonstration that saw 10 industry technology suppliers showing how they could share premium content from a DVR on a home network, shuttling the content to connected TVs and other devices. It also demonstrated how to use a mobile phone to select content form a home network device, and control playing that content on another device such as a TV set. Several pay TV providers have already deployed applications for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC Red Button, CableLabs, Cablevision, Comcast

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through January 28th
--CableLabs and Cable Europe Labs Agree to Expand their Collaboration
--Cablevision's "Optimum Value" Campaign Highlights Interactive TV Shopping and Advertising Services
--Comcast Launches VOD Offering Commemorating Kennedy Presidency
Here is the first of two round-ups of some other interactive TV-related news stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available on its red-button interactive TV service through January 28th. CableLabs and Cable Europe Labs have signed an MOU that calls for them to foster a closer and more extensive working relationship. The MOU establishes a one-year trial program which the two...

"Cable, CE and Content: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing TV Ecosystem" at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDIN G of " Cable, CE and Content: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing TV Ecosystem ," a keynote fireside session from TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010).

The panelists for the session were: * Jason Klarman , president of Oxygen Media
* Paul Liao , president and CEO of CableLabs
* John R. Quain of the New York Times (moderator)

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bravo, Brightcove, CableLabs, CBS, Clicker, Clikthrough

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, Bravo, Bright House Networks, BT Vision, BlackArrow (SeaChange), Brightcove, CableLabs, Cablevision, Canoe Ventures

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

News Round-Up (III): BuddyTV, CableLabs, Canoe Ventures, Channel 4, Coincident TV

--BuddyTV Launches Social TV App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
--CableLabs to Demo EBIF and tru2way Tools at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
--Verklin: Multiple Broadcasters Signing Up for Canoe's Interactive TV Ads
--Canoe Teams with ANA on "CEE MEE" Project, Extends Relationship with VCU Brandcenter
--Channel 4 Interactive TV Show, Seven Days, Fails to Find an Audience
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. A company called BuddyTV has launched its eponymous social TV app in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the new app "allows iPhone, iPad and...