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News Round-Up (IV)

--FCC Grants Studios Waiver of Laws Covering "Selectable Output Technology"
--Intek Digital Licenses ANT Galio Suite for HbbTV
--itaas Ports TVWorks EBIF User Agent to Cisco Set-Top Boxes
--itaas, Openet Team on Demo of Real-Time Order Fulfillment and Upsell Applications
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The FCC has granted MPAA-member studios a waiver of laws governing "selectable output technology," thus providing them with the legal ability to turn off any secondary outputs on TV's and set-top boxes during the viewing of any film not yet available on DVD. The goal of the...

News Round-Up (II)

--Report: Blockbuster to Release "Blockbuster Everywhere" API
--Boxee Updates its Platform, Adds More Content Apps
--Bravo Organizes Social TV Event around "Real Housewives" Premiere
--Cablevision Begins Deploying RS-DVR
--Cisco Powering 3D VOD for French Cable Operator, Numericable
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Struggling video rental chain, Blockbuster , is set to release an API called "Blockbuster Everywhere," that is designed to deliver films, reviews and real-time inventory to set-top boxes,...

News Round-Up (X)

--Warner Bros. Launches New SVOD Service on BT Vision
--Widevine to Provide DRM, Video Optimization for DISH Network's "TV Everywhere" Service
--YouTube Once Again Available on Syabas Popbox and Popcorn Hour OTT Devices
--Cisco Joins Zodiac Partner Program to Support Cable tru2way Deployments
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Warner Bros. has launched a new subscription VOD service, dubbed WarnerFilms, on the Microsoft Mediaroom-powered hybrid DTT/IPTV platform, BT Vision. According to the company, the service will provide...

Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (II)

--CTAM, CableLabs, Canoe Ventures, Cablevision, ActiveVideo Networks, CBS, Charter Communications, Concurrent, FourthWall Media, Cisco, Clicker Media, Comcast, Cox, C-Span
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the second of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) has announced that it is partnering...

Cisco Taps itaas to Provide Enhancements and Support for SARA EPG

itaas , an Atlanta-based company that provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), announced Wednesday that it has secured an agreement with Cisco that designates it as the source for ongoing enhancements to and support for the existing Scientific-Atlanta Resident Application (SARA) viewing guide for Cisco's Explorer set-top box platform.

Under the terms of the deal, itaas says, it will...

Cisco, Avail Media Team on End-to-End Managed IPTV Solution

Telecommunications equipment giant, Cisco, and Avail Media, a provider of managed content aggregation services, announced a joint, end-to-end solution, Tuesday, that they say will enable service providers to offer IPTV services to their subscribers quickly, easily and cost-effectively. The solution consists of Cisco's IP Next Generation Network (NGN) and IPTV platforms and Avail Media's content service, together with systems integration from both companies and their respective partners. According to Cisco and Avail, the new solution...

Zodiac Interactive Develops ETV/EBIF Players for PowerTV, tru2way

Is Partnering with Ensequence
Interactive TV software company, Zodiac Interactive, says it has developed ETV/EBIF players for the Scientific-Atlanta (Cisco) PowerTV platform and tru2way. According to the company, it has been working with Ensequence to ensure that the latter's Create authoring software fully supports the EBIF player for PowerTV and that the player is fully compliant with the CableLabs ETV/EBIF IO4 standard. It says that the EBIF player for PowerTV is "widely available" today and has been successfully tested...

CableLabs Trumpets tru2way and ETV Presence at Cable Show


US cable-industry research, development and standards organization,
CableLabs, recently issued a press release trumpeting the "broad
exposure" enjoyed by tru2way- and ETV/EBIF-based interactive TV
applications at this year's NCTA Cable Show. Among the Cable Show
tru2way and ETV demos highlighted by CableLabs in the release: Softel-USA demo'd its multiplatform, multi-middleware MediaSphere
TX carousel playing out both tru2way and ETV applications;
showcased...

2nd Annual tru2way Developers Conference Scheduled for May 17th and 18th

The second annual tru2way Developers Conference will be held in
New Orleans on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th, just prior
to the NCTA Cable Show . The conference is produced by the NCTA,
in partnership with CableLabs (the originator of the tru2way/OCAP
standard) and premier sponsor, Vidiom Systems , a company that
specializes in tru2way/OCAP technology and that has a long track
record of offering not-for-profit classes and other educational events on
the standard. According to the organizers, the conference will provide a
forum for cable operators, content providers, Java developers, and

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