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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Samsung, Towercom, SeaChange, Zazum, OUTtv

--2011 Samsung Free the TV Challenge Will Focus on "Converged Apps"
--Towercom Taps SeaChange for Hybrid EPG Generation
--Zazum's tCommerce App to Make its Broadcast Debut October 1st
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Rovi, Panasonic, Sony

--Rovi Launches DivX Plus Streaming
--Rovi TotalGuide to Power EPG for Panasonic Connected-TV and DVD/BD Recorder Products in Europe
--Sony Jettisons "Qriocity" Branding
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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. Rovi has launched...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Oregan Networks, thePlatform, ThinkOptics

--Oregan Launches Hybrid DTT/IP Browser
--thePlatform Updates its Player Dev Kit
--ThinkOptics Launches iOS App Combining Universal Remote Control with EPG Functionality
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. UK-based media browser company, Oregan Networks , has launched version 4.2 of its software--a hybrid digital terrestrial (DTT)/IP browser that is available in variants for Latin American, European and Asian markets that have adopted the DVB-T or ISDB-T digital broadcast standards. "As part...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Rovi, Ford, NTT Plala, Trident Microsystems

--Ford Making Extensive Use of Rovi's Interactive TV Advertising Platform
--Rovi in EPG Patent-Licensing Deal with Japan's NTT Plala
--Trident Microsystems Launches Integrated 240Hz SoC for Android-Based Connected TV's
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Rovi, HP, Best Buy, Ziggo, DigiForge

--Rovi's RoxioNow Supporting HP MovieStore App on HP TouchPad
--Rovi in Deal to Support Best Buy's CinemaNow Service in Canada
--Rovi Loses EPG Patent-Infringement Case against Dutch Cable Operator, Ziggo
--Rovi Acquires DigiForge
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Rovi said Wednesday that its RoxioNow platform (which it acquired via its $720 million purchase of Sonic Solutions earlier this year--for more on the acquisition, see the interview with Rovi's EVP of product management and marketing, Corey Ferengul, published on itvt.com, January 7th) is powering a new HP MovieStore application for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rovi, Toshiba, TiVo, TV Genius

--Rovi and Toshiba in Multi-Year Deal for Rovi TotalGuide, EPG Patent Portfolio
--TiVo App Now Available for iPhone/iPod touch
--TV Genius Launches Facebook-Integrated TV Guidance Solution
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Rovi and Toshiba have signed a multi-year agreement for use of Rovi's TotalGuide EPG (note: for more on the latter, see the article published on itvt.com, January 11th, 2010) and the company's EPG patent portfolio in Toshiba TV sets, Blu-ray players and recorders, as well as in mobile and tablet devices...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rovi, Charter Communications, Irdeto, Samsung

--Rovi in TotalGuide EPG Deal with Charter Communications
--Irdeto Acquires Rovi's BD+ Technology for Blu-ray
--Samsung's Connected-TV 3D VOD Service Surpasses 1 Million Views
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Rovi said Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Charter Communications , enabling the latter to distribute the Rovi TotalGuide solution on its set-top boxes, as well as on mobile and tablet devices and the Web. The multi-year deal also includes a license for the Rovi Remote Record Scheduling Application...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Verizon FiOS, Virgin Media, Spotify, Wired City, YouTube

--Verizon Resumes Roll-Out of Version 1.9 of its Interactive Media Guide
--Virgin Media to Offer Spotify on its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Funding Sought for "Internet Television Network," Wired City
--YouTube Invites Users to Check Out Experimental Re-Design of its Service
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Verizon has resumed the roll-out of version 1.9 of its FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide, with launches in the Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay areas. The IMG 1.9 roll-out began in Harrisburg, PA, and Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse, NY in April, but was then suspended so that the company could "make some...

Rovi, Delivery Agent Partner to Bring Contextual Tcommerce to EPG's

--Rovi Signs Multi-Year EPG Patent License Agreement with Cablevision, Releases Q4 Financial Results
EPG provider, Rovi , and tcommerce specialist, Delivery Agent , on Tuesday announced that they are partnering to launch the first-ever contextual commerce capability within Rovi EPG's for television programming. With this capability, the companies say, viewers will be able to buy products and services directly from the EPG, using their remote controls. The companies say that they are also planning to offer similar commerce capabilities to consumers who access their EPG's through the Web...

blinkx Brings its Online Video Index to Miniweb's woomi Connected-TV Platform

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