Motorola Develops tru2way Multi-Room DVR Solution for Time Warner Cable

--Round-Up of Recent Interactive TV-Related News from Motorola
Motorola announced last week that it has been tapped by Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable MSO in the US, to develop a multi-room DVR solution based on Motorola tru2way set-top software. The company says that the so-called Follow Me TV solution will be deployed by Time Warner Cable later this year, making the latter the first cable operator to deploy a multi-room DVR service in a tru2way environment. It says it developed the multi-room...

Macrovision Launches tru2way Version of its Passport EPG

--Adds Multi-Room DVR Capability to Passport Echo 3.5, i-Guide A28
--Round-Up of Other Recent Macrovision News
At the NCTA Cable Show in Washington, DC last week, Macrovision, the company that last year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, launched a version of its Passport EPG for tru2way-enabled devices (note: the company also offers a tru2way version of its i-Guide EPG). The company bills the new guide, which is slated for availability in Q4, as providing the cable market with an industry-standard platform for advanced video and content features in...

Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009

[itvt] is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for The TV of
Tomorrow Show 2009 (March 10-11, San Francisco) . The schedule is included in full below. For more info, please go to For a few more days, tickets to the show will still be available at the
special February Discount price of $975 (representing a savings of $300
over the regular price), and can be purchased here: SCHEDULE...

[itvt] Presents…The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009

DISH Network News:

--Signs VOD Deals with Gravitas Ventures, Eurocinema
--Offers Multiscreen ITV App for US Elections
--Launches New DVR Products
--Signs Audience Measurement Deal with Rentrak Satellite TV provider, DISH Network, has generated a fair amount of interactive TV-related news over the past few weeks:
--The company has signed an agreement with Gravitas Ventures, a VOD content distributor that offers around 2,500 hours of feature films (available before or "day-and-date" with DVD...

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...

Tandberg Launches Network PVR Solution, Xport TSTV

--Deploys OpenStream VOD Platform with Get Norway

Amino Launches USB Plug-In PVR Solution for Existing Set-Top Boxes

--Secures First AmiNET530 Deployment, Partners with Ericsson At the IBC show in Amsterdam earlier this month, Cambridge, UK-based IPTV set-top box manufacturer, Amino Communications, launched a plug-in PVR solution that leverages the USB drive of the company's existing set-top boxes, and that thus enables telcos to upsell PVR functionality without having to initially deploy expensive hard drive-equipped set-tops. According to the company, the plug-in solution allows operators to use different drives with capabilities ranging from...


--Teams with Yahoo! on Fantasy Football Interactive TV Application

--Launches HD VOD across its Footprint

--Launches Whole-Home PVR Service

AT&T has teamed with Yahoo! to launch a fantasy sports application
on its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV platform, U-verse TV.
Dubbed Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football and accessed through AT&T's
U-bar interactive interface (which also allows viewers to receive
customized sports, weather, stock and traffic information free of charge
on their TV screen), the new application lets viewers track their fantasy
football team and receive customized information on their favorite NFL
teams. "The popularity of fantasy sports is on the rise, and our
customers will be able to stay up-to-date on their leagues and teams

DISH Network Execs Discuss the Company's New ITV Advertising Deal with NBC Universal

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of
Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Michael Finn , VP of
advertising sales at DISH Network, and Scott Higgins , the company's
director of interactive programming, discuss DISH's new interactive
TV advertising deal with NBC Universal, and the company's plans to
make increasing use of the DVR hard drive for its interactive TV