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TiVo in DVR Integration Partnership with Technicolor

DVR vendor/service provider, TiVo , and Technicolor (formerly Thomson), a company that describes itself as a provider of production, post-production and distribution services to content creators and distributors, announced last week that Technicolor will invest in and develop an advanced, TiVo-ready HD DVR for operators that license TiVo software.

According to the companies, Technicolor will port TiVo software to its latest DVR/PVR hardware platform (DSI803), thus "giving operators the benefit of provisioning...

Verizon FiOS TV Expands Availability of its Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager Apps

--Adds New Features to Mobile Remote
Verizon said Wednesday that it is expanding the availability of two of the mobile applications--Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager--that it offers to customers of its FiOS TV service, and that it is also adding new features to the Mobile Remote app.

Effective immediately, Verizon says, Mobile Remote can be downloaded to a range of additional smartphones: the Droid Eris by HTC, the Droid Incredible by HTC, the HTC Touch Pro2 from...

News Round-Up

--ADB Demo's tru2way Set-Back Box with Limited DVR Functionality
--Australian OTT Service, FetchTV, Selects Envivio's Delivery Platform
--Report: Hulu Plus Will Not Launch This Month
--Project Canvas Seeking Eighth Partner
--Discovery's Zaslav Will Not Stand for Re-Election to TiVo's Board
--YouTube Launches Localized South African Version of its Service
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: At the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles last week, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) demo'd a tru2way "set-back box," code-named "Phantom," that provides some DVR functionality by using standard SD High Capacity (SDHC) cards for video storage. Light Reading Cable's Jeff Baumgartner has mor e. Envivio has announced that Australian OTT service, FetchTV , has selected its...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Integrates with Entone, Orca, Verimatrix, Western Mediabridge
--Boxee Selects Vindicia as its Payments Platform Provider
--BrightLine iTV Says 2009 Was its Second Consecutive Year of Record Growth
--Edgeware Integrates Web TV Servers with MediaMelon's MediaCloud SaaS Solution
--Firefly Video Launches Interactive Online Video Advertising Platform
--Kaltura Launches New Version of its Self-Hosted Online Video Platform
--KickApps, Adobe Release OSMF App Studio Drag-and-Drop Media Player Solution
--Motorola Launches tru2way-Compatible Multiroom HD DVR
--NDS Extends Interactive TV Professional Services and Integration Work Contract with Cox
--Panasonic Demoing 3D, tru2way, New RUI
Due to the volume of news generated by the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles this week, [itvt] is covering a number of stories in this issue in round-up/summary form: BigBand Networks has announced IP video integrations with Entone , Orca Interactive , Verimatrix and Western Mediabridge . Boxee has announced the selection of Vindicia as the payments platform provider for its plans to offer premium content on its platform. "Vindicia's CashBox solution will enable...

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 (VIII)

--OpenTV Now CEO-less
--RCN Launches "TiVo Premiere from RCN" in Washington, DC
--Roku Unveils New Netflix Channel
--Rovi Touts New Methodology for Measuring Ad Campaigns on EPG's
--The CW Holds "Watch and Tweet" Social TV Promotion
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. Ben Bennett has stepped down as CEO of OpenTV , but still remains on the company's board, following its acquisition by Kudelski , Light Reading Cable's Jeff Baumgartner...

News Round-Up

--Major Broadcasters Form Mobile TV Content Joint Venture
--History Channel Using Foursquare to Promote New Show
--Intel Demo's PVR Concept
--ON24 Launches "Social Webcasting" Platform
--Softel Working to Streamline Closed Caption Workflow on Avid Editing Systems
--Interactive Video Specialist, Veeple, Launches "VeepleTV"
--YuMe Announces Support for Microsoft Silverlight
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: 12 major US broadcasters-- Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, EW Scripps, Fox, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television, ION Television, Media General, Meredith Corp., NBC, Post-Newsweek Stations and Raycom Media -- have announced plans to form a standalone joint venture to develop a new national mobile content service. According to the broadcasters, the service will use existing...

India's Bharti Airtel Launches NDS-Powered DVR Service on its Satellite TV Platform

Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , said Tuesday that Indian integrated telecom services provider, Bharti Airtel , has deployed its XTV technology to power an integrated DVR service for its satellite TV platform, Airtel Digital TV . The platform, which launched back in 2008, also uses NDS's VideoGuard conditional access system, its MediaHighway middleware, and a multi-lingual EPG that was developed by NDS.

According to NDS, the new XTV-powered...

DISH Network Launches Its First DVR to Incorporate Sling Media's TV Place-Shifting Technology

DISH Network has announced the availability of the ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR . The new box, which is manufactured by DISH Network's sister company, EchoStar, and which was first unveiled more than a year ago at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, is the first DISH Network set-top to incorporate the Sling TV-place-shifting technology that EchoStar acquired through its $380 million purchase of Sling Media back in 2007: thus it allows DISH subscribers to view the operator's...

News Round-Up

--IPTV Set-Top Deals for ADB and Amino
--ANT Showcases Live HbbTV Implementation, Managed Service Portal
--China Deals for Concurrent and Harmonic
--Justin.tv Launches iPhone App
--NCTA Cable Show "My World" Exhibit to Feature Interactive TV Apps, Social TV, 3D TV and More
--Nielsen: Online Video Used as DVR, Not as Replacement for TV
--Ooyala to Power Broadband Video for Rowdy.com
Here is a round-up of some of other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB has announced that Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) is deploying its set-top boxes to support a new IPTV service. Amino Communications has announced that it has secured a contract to deliver HD set-top boxes to Mahaska Communication Group , a triple-play provider serving the city of Oskaloosa, Iowa. The company says...

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