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enableTV Releases DV-TIDE 2.1 PC-Based Headend Solution for ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way

enableTV , the interactive TV software and services company that in 2008 was spun out of Vidiom Systems by Vidiom founder, Tim Wahlers (see the article published on itvt.com, September 29th, 2008), last week announced the release of version 2.1 of its DV-TIDE PC-based headend solution for ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way application delivery. According to the company, DV-TIDE 2.1 supports host control over multiple DV-TIDE systems with a combined channel map, and delivery of bound and...

Comcast Unveils "Xfinity Remote" for iPad, Other IP-Enabled Devices

Comcast Labs has developed a prototype of a Web-based remote control application that it says will extend its interactive programming guide to many IP-enabled devices. Dubbed the Xfinity Remote and designed to work with EBIF-enabled set-top boxes, the prototype was demo'd on an Apple iPad, Wednesday, by Comcast CEO, Brian Roberts, at the NCTA Cable Show.

According to Comcast, the Xfinity Remote will allow users to search for their favorite shows on...

Clearleap, FourthWall Demo Local Mini-Guide, Based on Unbound, Video-Centric EBIF Application

--Strategy & Technology Integrates TSMonitor with FourthWall's EBIF User Agent
FourthWall Media , the interactive TV technology company formerly known as BIAP, and Clearleap , a company that offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that they have developed a video-centric EBIF application that is designed to serve as a "mini-guide" for local news, sports and information. The companies are currently demo'ing a local sports version of the new app--which they say illustrates...

itaas in EBIF Deal with Charter Communications

itaas --an Atlanta-based company which provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), and which earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, May 11th) announced that it had ported the EBIF user agent of Comcast-subsidiary, TVWorks, to Cisco set-top boxes--today (Wednesday) announced that it has signed an agreement with Charter Communications that includes licensing, installation and support for the TVWorks ETV platform...

Alticast Demo's Multiple ETV/EBIF and tru2way Interactive TV Apps at NCTA Cable Show

GEM-based interactive TV software specialist, Alticast , said Tuesday that it is showing a range of ETV/EBIF and tru2way solutions in its booth (329) at the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles this week. According to the company, its Cable Show exhibit, which it has branded with the theme "Your World Runs on Alticast," features: Twitter on TV, an ETV template which is designed to show how viewers can interact with social media on their...

RCDb Targets Cable via Partnerships with S&T, Alticast, Jinni, Panasonic, Gracenote, PayPal

Related Content Database (RCDb) , a company that until recently described itself as "a leading provider of software and services for network-connected Blu-ray discs, players and other connected devices," made a slew of announcements at the NCTA Cable Show, Tuesday, that appear to signal its intent to penetrate the cable interactive TV space. It announced: A partnership with Strategy & Technology to deliver interactive Web services and data feeds "deep in the cable network." A...

News Round-Up (II)

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through May 28th
--Canoe Teams with Other Cable Industry Players to Launch "SelecTV" Brand for Interactive TV
--CMC's HITS to Unveil EBIF-Based Interactive TV App, Optimized for 3D TV
--CMC's HITS Launches National Terrestrial Fiber Distribution Service
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. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through May 28th. Canoe Ventures has announced that it has teamed with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB), the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), CableLabs , and various...

News Round-Up (IV)

--FCC Grants Studios Waiver of Laws Covering "Selectable Output Technology"
--Intek Digital Licenses ANT Galio Suite for HbbTV
--itaas Ports TVWorks EBIF User Agent to Cisco Set-Top Boxes
--itaas, Openet Team on Demo of Real-Time Order Fulfillment and Upsell Applications
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. The FCC has granted MPAA-member studios a waiver of laws governing "selectable output technology," thus providing them with the legal ability to turn off any secondary outputs on TV's and set-top boxes during the viewing of any film not yet available on DVD. The goal of the...

News Round-Up (V)

--Mediacom Taps Concurrent for VOD, Interactive TV and Linear Data Collection
--Music Choice's SWRV Passes 1 Million Interactions Milestone
--OEDN Publishes "OEDN Academic Software Kit Quick Start Guide."
--Rentrak in VOD Measurement Deal with CTV
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. Concurrent has announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Mediacom Communications , under which "Mediacom's marketing, advertising sales, engineering and operations strategies will be supported with a turnkey service offering of Concurrent's Media Data and Advertising Solutions." According to the companies, the deal will see...

Round-Up (VII)

--Showtime Said to Be Developing TV Everywhere-Type Service
--Sigma Launches Version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, Featuring EBIF Support
--Speed's New Broadband Video Channel to Be Available to Pay-TV Subs via Authentication
--VividLogic Announces Commercially Available tru2way Solution, Integrated with CableLabs' OCAP RI
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. CBS-owned Showtime is developing an authentication-based "TV Everywhere"-type broadband video service for its subscribers, according to a report by Bloomberg. IP service fulfillment solutions specialist, Sigma Systems , has announced version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, which it says offers EBIF support and several other new...

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