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DISH Network CES News Round-Up

--Launches Whole-Home HD DVR Solution with 2,000-Hour Storage Capacity
--Adds VOD Streaming Support to DISH Remote Access App for iPad
--Partners with Thuuz on Google TV App that Offers Sports Fans Alerts Based on "Excitement"
--Signs Multiplatform Distribution Deal with Univision
--Gives Prospective Subscribers "TV Everywhere" Access to a Selection of its Programming
--Expands On-Demand Access to HBO Programming
--Adds 3,000 On-Demand Children's Titles to its Blockbuster @Home Entertainment Package
DISH Network generated a fair amount of news over the past couple of weeks at CES and beyond. Here is a round-up of recent major announcements from the company: Most significantly, the company has unveiled a whole-home HD DVR system consisting of two devices--the Hopper and the Joey--and providing the ability to store up to 2,000 hours of programming (thus giving it the ability to function as a catch-up service for primetime programming--see below). "The...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Interview with Larry Samuels, GM of Advanced TV at DISH Network

--Samuels Discusses Interactive TV Advertising on DISH
[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition features an interview with Larry Samuels , general manager of advanced TV at DISH Network , who is in charge of the satellite TV operator's extensive interactive TV advertising offering.

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Clvr TV Launches Interactive Video Player
--Ergen: DISH in Talks with Cable Programmers about Streaming Channels OTT
--Motorola Challenges TiVo DVR Patents
--30% of Netflix's Instant Streaming Content Now Offers Subtitles
--NetPlay TV COO, Guy Templer, to Step Down
--TV Guide Offers "Second-Screen Red Carpet Fashion Cam" for Oscars
--YouTube Disputes Report that it Is Planning to Launch Subscription-Based Streaming Service in the UK
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: A Denver-based company called Clvr TV has launche d a video player that it says allows users to interact with clickable hotspots in order to, for example, purchase products, book reservations, or share content via social media. The company, which claims to be cash-flow positive and to have no debt, says that its focus to date "has...

New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on DISH Network's Interactive TV Strategy

--Features Interview with DISH's Bruce Eisen and Chris Kuhrt
[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, "The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition sees the iTV Doctor interviewing DISH Network's VP of online content development and strategy, Bruce Eisen, and its manager of interactive TV programming, Chris Kuhrt, about the satellite-TV provider's interactive TV strategy.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DISH, EchoStar, Move Networks, Electra Entertainment, Access, ES3, Pace

--DISH Network Launches DISH Remote Access for Android Tablets, Demo's Sling Extender
--EchoStar Acquires Move Networks Assets
--Electra Entertainment in Interactive TV Partnership with Access
--ES3, Pace Team to Develop Interactive TV Apps for Microsoft Mediaroom
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. DISH Network has announced that DISH Remote Access, its free application that allows subscribers to its service to watch live and recorded TV on their smartphones, is now available for Android tablets. The app allows DISH...

News Round-Up

--Report: Apple in Talks with Networks to Launch $0.99 Rental Service, Will Unveil iTV September 7th
--blinkx in Online Video Partnership with AccuWeather.com
--DISH Network Officially Announces DishOnline TV Everywhere Service
--FoxSoccer.tv to Offer More Games, Multiple New Enhancements
--Tremor Media to Support HTML5
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Apple is in "advanced talks" with News Corp. that could result in iTunes users being able to rent Fox TV episodes--within 24 hours of their broadcast and with a 48-hour viewing window--for $0.99, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. According to the news service, the company--which has apparently abandoned earlier plans for a subscription-based TV service--is also in talks about implementing such a...

News Round-Up

--Report: Google CEO, Schmidt, Championing "Interactive Video Ads"
--Reports: Hulu Planning International Hulu Plus Launch, Is in Talks about Launching on US Cable VOD
--MTV Acquires Social Gaming Company, Social Express
--Panasonic in VieraCast OTT Deal with AceTrax
--PlaySpan Launches Micropayments Service for Broadband Video
--USPTO Suspends DISH Network's Application to Trademark "TV Everywhere"
--Comcast Attempting to Register "DVR2Go" with USPTO
--Visiware Develops Multiplayer Skill-Based Internet Games for France's TF1
--YouTube Announces 4K Support, Partner Grants Program
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Google is championing "interactive video ads," the company's CEO, Eric Schmidt, told the Wall Street Journal's Jessica Vascellaro at Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley conference last week. "Such ads, which could appear anywhere on a Web page, not just inside a video, would be like mini-Web pages," Vascellaro writes. "That means they could allow Web users to watch a video,...

Google Launches Google TV

--Partners Include Sony, Logitech, DISH, Intel, Adobe, Best Buy, Jinni, Rovi
As expected ( see the article published on itvt.com, May 5th ), Google unveiled a connected TV platform at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco last week. Dubbed simply " Google TV " and billed as "an open platform that adds the power of the Web to the television viewing experience," the new platform will, Google says, allow consumers to "search and watch an expanded universe of content available from a variety of sources...

DISH Network Granted "En Banc" Review in TiVo "Time Warp" Patent Case

--Last-Minute Reprieve Means DISH Will Not Have to Disable its DVR's Anytime Soon
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC last Friday granted DISH Network and its sister company, EchoStar , an "en banc" (i.e. full-court) review in the so-called "Time Warp" patent case brought against it by DVR vendor, TiVo . (Note: the case began back in 2004, when TiVo sued DISH Network--then called EchoStar--alleging that it was violating its US patent, number 6,233,389. The so-called "Time Warp" patent, which was granted...

News Round-Up (III)

--Cox Unveils Cisco/tru2way-Powered "Plus Package," Featuring Frog-Designed/NDS-Built "Trio" Guide
--DISH Network, Univision Partner on National RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product
--DVB Completes First Live Transmission Using New DVB-C2 Standard
--Ensequence Partners with Softel, S&T, VDS to Offer Single-Source Interactive TV Platform
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. Cox Communications has announced a new "TV experience," called the Plus Package, that is based on tru2way-powered Cisco 8642 HD/DVR and 1642 HD receivers. While the new offering features, among other things, whole-home DVR functionality and an expanded line-up of HD channels, what Cox calls its "crown...

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