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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amazon.com, NBCUniversal, BBC Red Button, Fox, Dish Network, Hisense, Google TV, Miso, Colin Decker

--Amazon.com Signs Expanded Prime Instant Video Deal with NBCUniversal
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through September 1st
--Fox Seeks Injunction against Dish Network DVR's "AutoHop" and "Primetime Anytime" Features
--China's Hisense to Produce Sub-$100 Google TV Set-Top Box
--Miso Names Colin Decker Head of Product
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (we'll be announcing the date and location soon!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format: Amazon.com has signed an expanded content-licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution , which it says will add hundreds of TV episodes to its Prime Instant Video service, including prior seasons of "Parks and Recreation," "Parenthood,"...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): KIT digital, Harmonic, MobiTV, Motorola, NDS, Sky Deutschland

--KIT digital, Harmonic Partner to Enable Pay-TV Operators to Embrace Multiplatform Delivery
--MobiTV Claims Record Usage in September
--China's Henan Cable Selects Motorola M3 Media Server to Power VOD and Network DVR
--NDS Powers Push-VOD for Sky Deutschland
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. KIT digital and Harmonic have announced a strategic partnership that they say "harnesses their complementary product portfolios to offer an end-to-end multiscreen video architecture optimally managed for maximum performance. The two companies are working together to create solutions that enable tier-one video providers to expand existing broadcast and pay-TV services efficiently...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): NDS, Pace, RVU Alliance, PayWizard, Samsung

--NDS Expands its Presence in China
--Pace Set-Top Receives RVU Alliance Certification
--PayWizard Launches Payment App for Samsung Connected TV's
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 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. Interactive TV and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ANT, eyeSight, Huan TV, Harmonic

--ANT Launches Second-Screen Solution, ANT Galio Move
--eyeSight Partners with China's Huan TV to Enable Gesture-Controlled Interactive TV on Connected TV's
--Harmonic Launches ProMedia Solutions for Optimizing Multiscreen Video Production and Processing
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. UK-based digital TV software company, ANT , has launched a second-screen solution called ANT Galio Move, which it plans to demo at IBC 2011. "ANT Galio Move enables TV viewers to make the most of their traditional viewing experience, through simultaneous use of...

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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): VDS, Warner Bros., YOU On Demand

--VDS Demo's its New Watercooler Social-TV Tool at Cable Show
--Warner Bros. in China VOD Deal
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: VDS and its cable market sales partner, UniSoft , have announced that they are demo'ing Watercooler, VDS's new automated, rules-based social-TV tool, in the Cable Show's CableNET exhibit this week. "With Watercooler by VDS, an exciting new product for the generation of social media posts synchronized with television content playback, broadcasters...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Vudu OTT Service Now Available on Boxee
--Swisscom Launches Two Mobile TV Apps
--Verimatrix Secures Hong Kong VOD Service
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue. Boxee said Wednesday that it has now launched the Walmart-owned Vudu OTT service (though not yet Netflix's service, which the company promises will launch later this month) on the Boxee Box. "Vudu on the Boxee Box means: access to the largest selection of HD movies on-demand, new releases (same day as DVD), thousands of movies available for...

News Round-Up (VII): Music Choice, Cox, NDS, Ooyala

--Music Choice Rolls out "Largest HD Music Video-on-Demand Library" to Cox Customers
--NDS Bolsters its Senior Management Team for China Expansion
--Ooyala Supports Dynamic Insertion of IAB-Standard Ads for iPhone, iPad
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. It will likely take a short while for us 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 Round-Up

--Germany's 7P Developing Interactive TV Widgets for Yahoo! Widget Engine
--Accenture Launches OTT TV Solution
--Amino in IPTV Set-Top Deal with CDE Lightband
--Brightcove Releases Version 4.1 of its Platform
--bwin Launches Social TV System
--Edgeware Appoints New CMO, EVP of Sales
--Fox Networks Names Julie Simon SVP of Advanced Services
--New IneoQuest Social TV Service Will Also Gather Feedback on Pay-TV QoS
--iStreamPlanet Integrates Silverlight Rough Cut Editor into its Video Workflow Automation Platform
--China's JENA to Integrate Qtv's Internet Media Player into its Connected TV's, STB's
--Netflix on Wii Now Available to All US Consumers
--Nordija Partners with
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cologne-based Seven Principles (7P) has announced that it is developing interactive TV widgets as a development partner of Yahoo! Connected TV . The company says that it will launch a phone book widget later this quarter, which it says "allows a search by name and place as well as a reverse search using the phone...

News Round-Up

--Brightcove Powering Broadband Video for New Sports Social Media Site, Sportpost
--FTC Seeking Input on Whether COPPA Should Be Updated to Reflect Interactive TV, Other New Tech
--Harmonic Secures VOD and Web/Mobile TV Deals in China and Switzerland
--Hulu Sued by Hulavision
--LG Electronics Demo'ing Mobile Phones with Broadcast DTV Reception
--Twitter-Based Interactive TV Show Launched in Spain
--Widevine and Verimatrix Settle Patent Dispute
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Brightcove has announced that Sportpost , a newly launched social media site for European sports fans, is using its platform to power its broadband video offerings. According to the company, the video will be ad-supported and will include "high-def exclusives from Nike Football, Red Bull, Monster Energy, UFC, Laureus Sports and World Sport TV." Sportpost...

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