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Cox to Promote TiVo Premiere with Integrated Cox VOD Service to its Subscribers

--TiVo's Rogers: Deal Will Enable Cox to Offer "Fully Integrated Converged Television and Internet Experience"
TiVo and Cox announced early Thursday that they have entered into an agreement, under which they will offer the TiVo Premiere DVR with integrated Cox On Demand service to Cox subscribers. The companies are billing the deal as marking the first time that a cable operator will make its entire VOD library available via a retail DVR (note: Cox says that it will make its VOD service available on TiVo Premiere boxes to subscribers in...

News Round-Up (I): 3view, MaxLinear, Hulu (ASq), AT&T U-verse TV

--3view, MaxLinear Launch Hybrid IPTV/DVB-T2 HD DVR for the UK Market
--Multiple Web Video Sites to Launch Hulu-Developed Choose-Your-Own-Ad Format, ASq
--AT&T's New U-verse Mobile App Lets Customers Download Shows to iPhone
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days 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 covered in this issue, please bear with us. We apologize...

News Round-Up (II): Bravo, Groupon, CableLabs (tru2way), Citrus Suite, Project Canvas

--Bravo Launches Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV App for iPad, Partners with Groupon
--CableLabs Interop Demo's Sharing of DVR Content Between tru2way STB's and DLNA-Certified Devices
--Citrus Suite Tapped to Develop Interactive TV Application for Project Canvas
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days 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 covered in this issue, please bear with us. We apologize...

News Round-Up (VIII): Telus, Microsoft, thePlatform, RCN, TiVo, DISH Network

--Telus Enables Access to its Microsoft Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service via Xbox
--thePlatform Launches Tools for Creating/Managing Video Feeds, Applying Ad Policies, Enforcing Viewing Restrictions
--RCN Launches TiVo Service in Chicago, FTC Weighs in on TiVo-DISH Litigation
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days 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 covered in this issue, please bear with us. We apologize...

News Round-Up (VI): HSN, Project Canvas, Monsoon Media

--HSN Awarded Interactive TV Commerce Patent
--Kip Meek Named Project Canvas Chair
--Monsoon Multimedia Touts New Vulkano Platform as Replacing TiVo, Roku and Slingbox
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...

Sonic Solutions in OTT Deal with Consumer Electronics Manufacturer, Haier

OTT video infrastructure provider, Sonic Solutions , said Tuesday that Haier, a Chinese manufacturer of home appliances and consumer electronics, has chosen its RoxioNow platform to enable delivery of a library of Hollywood movies and TV shows over the Web to a new line of Haier -branded Blu-ray players and HDTV sets. "Digital movie services powered by the RoxioNow platform will play an important role in our next-generation connected devices and help make it easy...

RCN Rolls Out Co-Branded TiVo Premiere DVR's in Boston

--Launch Follows Roll-Outs in Washington, DC, New York City
Triple-play provider, RCN , said Tuesday that it has launched its " TiVo Premiere from RCN" DVR/hybrid-TV platform and service in Boston as part of a bundled package of digital TV and high-speed Internet services. The offering--which was previously rolled out in Washington, DC and New York City, and which RCN says will next be launched in Chicago, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley--is the result of an agreement between RCN and TiVo that was announced...

News Round-Up

--CableLabs Working on "OLCA" Specs for "TV Everywhere"
--DISH Network, EchoStar Demo Google TV to the FCC
--New App from PlayOn Will Let Users Stream Hulu on their iPhone
--ruwido Adds Capacitive Sensor to its tau Remote Control
--Social TV Company, Sofanatics, Closes Seed Funding Round
--Tivo Premiere DVR's Now Available in hhgregg Stores
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: CableLabs is working on a new set of specifications to add "some unification and scale" to the way cable operators and programmers deploy "TV Everywhere" services, according to a report by Cable Digital News's Jeff Baumgartner. The so-called Online Content Access (OLCA) specs follow an RFI that was issued by CableLabs last fall (see the article published on itvt.com, November...

TiVo in Strategic Partnership with Suddenlink

--TiVo Will Power Multi-Room DVR Service, Enable Internet-Based OTT Services on TV
--Partnership Announcement Reveals that TiVo Is Developing Non-DVR Client Set-Top Boxes
TiVo last week announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Suddenlink , the eighth-largest cable company in the US, that calls for the latter to deploy co-branded TiVo Premiere DVR's (note: TiVo bills the Premiere as combining linear TV, DVR, VOD and Internet-delivered video into a unified experience delivered via an Adobe Flash-based user interface), as well as TiVo-developed non-DVR client set-top boxes. This represents the first time that TiVo has provided...

News Round-Up

--Three New EBIF Tutorials Available on OEDN's Web Site
--Leslie Ellis Wins 2010 Women in Technology Award
--EchoStar to Launch "Slingloaded" DVR for UK's Freesat Platform
--never.no Powers Interactive Ad Campaign for Diesel
--PointRoll, Oddcast in Augmented Reality Partnership
--Rentrak Says Deal with Experian Will Enable Advertisers to Better Target TV Viewers
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: OEDN (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network"), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards and whose backers include Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter and Bright House, has published three downloadable EBIF tutorials on its Web site , which it...

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