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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Cablevision, CenturyLink, Microsoft, Comcast

--Cablevision Trials Microsoft Silverlight-Powered Service for Streaming Live TV to Laptops
--CenturyLink Rolls Out New Features on its Microsoft Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service
--Comcast Applies for Social-TV Patent
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: 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...

ActiveVideo Eyes First Monthly Payment from Verizon

-- Court Denies Request to Stay Royalty Payments

Connected TVs and Devices Spark Battle for Ad Dollars

--TVOT Panelists Debate how Programmers, Distributors, Tech Vendors Should Split Revenue
New York --- While connected TVs and mobile devices may offer new revenue opportunities for advertisers, programmers, pay TV distributors and technology suppliers, it's still not clear how that revenue will be split among key players. That was a dominant theme here this week at the TVOT NYC Intensive . Lawrence Brickman , a former Cablevision and Insight Communications executive, suggested connected TVs could ignite a battle between cable operators and TV manufacturers over who...

Verizon Ordered to Pay ActiveVideo $11 million Monthly

-- Following Patent Infringement Ruling, Court Tells Verizon to Find Alternative Interactive TV Technology by May 23
A U.S. District court ordered Verizon to pay ActiveVideo nearly $11 million monthly to continue using technology in its FiOS TV service that it found infringed on the company's interactive TV patents. The injunction issued Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Jackson is a big score for ActiveVideo. The ruling will likely force Verizon to strike a licensing deal to use ActiveVideo's CloudTV technology, since Jackson said the telco has until May 23 to...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Clevver Media Launches YouTube Channel for Latinos -- Cablevision Launches Interactive AmberWatch Channel -- RCN Deploys SeaChange AssetFlow -- Al Jazeera Uses never.no Social TV Tools -- Trailer Park Names Hauck Executive Producer of Interactive TV, Menus and Content
Clevver Media launched a Spanish-language YouTube channel ClevverTeVe , which targets Latinos interested in Hollywood headlines. The company said ClevverTeVe, which is the first of three channels that it is providing to YouTube as part of its original programming effort, will deliver daily entertainment, celebrity and fashion news content. Former Univision and Telemundo producer and reporter Gwendy Rodriguez will serve as host of ClevverTeVe. Cablevision is the first cable operator to launch an interactive TV...

DirecTV, Bloomberg Stream Live Video through iPad Apps

-- DirecTV Subscribers Must be Within WiFi Range of Set-top; Bloomberg Offers Video Everywhere
DirecTV and Bloomberg Television launched upgrades to their free apps for Apple 's iPad which allow users to watch live video on the mobile devices. While Bloomberg's app lets any iPad owner watch the live feed from its cable channel – even if they don't subscribe to a cable or satellite programming package that includes Bloomberg – DirecTV's app can only be used by iPad owners that authenticate that they are a DirecTV customer. Bloomberg...

Canoe, ANA Release Interactive Advertising Research Results

-- 18 percent of TV Enthusiasts ages 18 to 49 said "Yes" to Interactive Offers
About 18 percent of adults 18 to 49 in a research panel said "yes" when prompted to use their remote controls to respond to interactive ads, according to Canoe Ventures and the Association of National Advertisers . Looking to drive interest in interactive ads such as RFI spots, Canoe and ANA released initial findings from their CEE MEE initiative, which is focused on studying how the "Connection, Emotion and Experience of advanced television solutions, including...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): ITC, Cablevision, Verizon, CBS, Cox, CTAM, Canoe

--ITC Rules for Cablevision in Patent Dispute with Verizon
--CBS Launches "48 Hours Mystery" App for iPad
--Cox Expands MyPrimetime VOD Programming Line-Up
--CTAM Announces "iTV Idol" Finalists
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. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Cablevision 's set-top boxes do not infringe on Verizon 's US patent No. 6,381,748 ("Apparatus and methods for network access using a set-top box and television"). In a notice published Tuesday, the ITC cites a judgment by the US District Court for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bravo, Cablevision, Turner, Canoe Ventures

--Bravo Puts David Serwatka in Charge of Cross-Platform Productions
--Cablevision iO TV Subs Gain Access to Turner's TV Everywhere Service
--Canoe Puts Jonathan Bokor in Charge of ITV Solutions, Chris Pizzurro in Charge of VOD Advertising
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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Cablevision, Comcast, Concurrent

--Cablevision Uses Interactive TV to Inform Customers about its WiFi Service
--Comcast Adds "Previous" Feature to its Xfinity TV App
--Concurrent Launches Workflow and Distribution Platform to Simplify Multi-Format Video Delivery
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...

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