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[itvt] Presents…The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009

[itvt] Radio: Review of the AFI Digital Content Lab's AFI DigiFest 2008

This issue contains back-to-back recorded episodes of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," devoted to the latest crop of interactive media prototypes from the American Film Institute Digital Content Lab, and to the AFI DigiFest 2008 event that the Digital Content Lab organized earlier this month in Los Angeles. Topics discussed include "Warped Roadie," "The Fact Project," "Viewing Party" and the other AFI DCL prototypes that were showcased on...

Radio: Dean Denhart, President and CEO of BlackArrow

In this recorded episode of [itvt]’s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Dean Denhart , president and CEO of BlackArrow , a company that specializes in targeted advertising management technologies for on-demand platforms (note: among other things, the company recently announced that it had raised $20 million in new funding and that it had integrated its ad-management system with Akamai’s Media Framework), provides an overview of the company and its...

[itvt] Other Headlines for the Interactive TV Industry

Copyright-Infringement Lawsuit against Veoh Dismissed
MTV Networks Acquires Social Networking Firm, Social Project
Starz Closes Vongo, Will Focus on Wholesale Offering, Starz Play
CableLabs CEO, Richard Green, to Step Down
Next New Networks Names Lance Podell CEO
BitTorrent Raises $17 Million Technology
Panasonic Demo's Comcast-Connected tru2way TV Set at CEDIA
ZeeVee Begins Shipping ZvBox Internet-to-TV Device

[itvt] Scoop!: ActiveVideo Networks Deploys with Oceanic Time Warner Cable

--Radio Interview: ActiveVideo's Jeff Miller Discusses the Deployment

CMC Holds Live Demo of ETV/EBIF Apps Running on HITS AxIS

Comcast Media Center recently conducted a live demonstration of ETV/EBIF applications running on its HITS AxIS platform at the CableLabs Summer Conference (took place August 10th-13th). The applications, which were hosted at the CMC, were delivered via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the headend for Comcast's Summit County cable system, which then transported them over its local network to the Keystone Convention Center where the conference was being held. The apps ran on Motorola and Pace set-top boxes, and could be viewed at Pace's and Vidiom's exhibits at the conference. The demo represented the first end-to-end delivery of ITV applications using the HITS AxIS platform.

Brightcove in Deals with 10 Downing Street, Five, QVC UK, OMS

--Appoints New General Manager for its Japanese Subsidiary Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove, has announced a number of new deals over the past few weeks, including three in the UK (a market which it has been targeting over the past few months and where its existing customers include BSkyB, Channel 4, Emap, Guardian News & Media, Hachette Filipacchi, IPC Media, ITV, Sony BMG, Telegraph Media Group and UKTV):

Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) News:

--Secures Deal to Enable Mobile Interactivity on Five's Flagship Shows
--Forms Experience Design Agency, "New Toy"
--Launches Refund Manager for Participation TV
--Extends Mobile Interactive Services Contract with FremantleMedia Mobile Interactive Group (MIG), a UK company which, as its name suggests, offers a range of mobile-based interactive services, has generated a fair amount of news over the past few weeks:

Suddenlink Launches VOD Service

Top-10 cable operator, Suddenlink, has launched VOD service. The service has been rolled out in the operator's Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, San Angelo, Snyder and Sweetwater, Texas systems, and is scheduled to be rolled out in its Andrews, Big Spring and Plainview, Texas systems and its Clovis, New Mexico system later this year. The service is accessed via Macrovision's i-Guide, which Suddenlink is deploying to existing set-top boxes as part of the roll-out and pre-loading...

Oregan Integrates Browser with Edgeware's New Video Server

Edgeware, a Stockholm-based provider of VOD server systems, and Oregan Networks, a UK company that specializes in embedded media browsers, say that Edgeware's new solid-state Reflex 2x Web TV Server is interoperable with Oregan's media browser client. According to the companies, the combined system helps solve the technical and economic challenges of "over-the-top" (i.e. over the public Internet) video service delivery, because the Reflex 2x offers high aggregate throughput and reduced latency and Oregan's embedded...