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Clicker Beta-Launches Clicker.tv, a "10-Foot" Version of its Service, Designed for the Living Room

--HTML5-Based Interface Works Entirely in the Browser
Clicker Media --the company which last fall 1) launched Clicker.com, a service that it bills as "the first complete programming guide to Internet television" and as "the first truly comprehensive, structured and unbiased resource for navigating all broadcast- and broadcast-quality programming online" (see the article published on itvt.com, November 16th), and 2) revealed that Sling Media co-founder, Blake Krikorian, had invested in it and joined its board (see the article published on itvt.com, November 9th);...

Comcast Set to Roll Out i-Guide EPG in its Cisco/Scientific-Atlanta Markets

In a posting on its corporate blog, Monday, by Ted Hodgins, its senior director of video product development/navigation, Comcast revealed that it is set to roll out the i-Guide--the advanced EPG that was developed by GuideWorks, its joint venture with Rovi (note: earlier this year--see the article published on itvt.com, March 19th--Rovi announced that it was exiting the joint venture)--in its Cisco (Scientific-Atlanta) markets, replacing the existing SARA guide. "We heard loud and clear from...

News Round-Up

--ADB's Prototype 3D EPG's Generate Buzz at NCTA Cable Show
--Diva Launches Mobile VOD Platform
--Espial Reports Record Revenues, Swings to an EBITDA Profit
--Zelfy Demo's Remote Control/Two-Screen Interactive TV Application
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, Geneva-based interactive TV and set-top box technology company, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), generated some buzz with three prototype 3D TV EPG's that it showcased in a closed-door demo. Among other things, the EPG's were praised publicly by Time Warner Cable CTO, Mike LaJoie, who encouraged attendees of...

New Interview with Delivery Agent CEO, Mike Fitzsimmons; Two New Columns from The iTV Doctor

--Fitzsimmons Discusses his Company's Acquisition of The Band, and the Tcommerce Space in General
--The iTV Doctor Discusses Program Guides and Telescopic Interactive TV Advertising
[itvt] has just published an interview with Mike Fitzsimmons , founder and CEO of Delivery Agent , a company which specializes in developing digital commerce solutions for entertainment/media companies (its clients include ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, Discovery, HBO, Showtime, A&E, MTV, among around 200 others), and which earlier this week announced that it had acquired The Band, an interactive media agency that develops and deploys advanced media campaigns across the full spectrum of TV...

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...

News Round-Up (III)

--Cox Unveils Cisco/tru2way-Powered "Plus Package," Featuring Frog-Designed/NDS-Built "Trio" Guide
--DISH Network, Univision Partner on National RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product
--DVB Completes First Live Transmission Using New DVB-C2 Standard
--Ensequence Partners with Softel, S&T, VDS to Offer Single-Source Interactive TV Platform
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. Cox Communications has announced a new "TV experience," called the Plus Package, that is based on tru2way-powered Cisco 8642 HD/DVR and 1642 HD receivers. While the new offering features, among other things, whole-home DVR functionality and an expanded line-up of HD channels, what Cox calls its "crown...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Revision3 to Use Miso iPhone/iPod touch Social TV App to Drive Interest in its Shows
--Rovi Launches Cable Operator Version of its TotalGuide EPG
--Rovi Licenses Passport EPG and Applications to Two Latin American Cable Operators
--Shaw Taps Verivue to Power Expansion of its VOD 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. Revision3 has announced that it will use Bazaar Labs ' new iPhone/iPod touch app, Miso, to help drive awareness and tune-ins for its shows. According to the company, it is hoping that its viewers "will use Miso's brand new platform to 'check in' and share their entertainment...

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...

Clicker Media Launches "iPad Edition" of its Online Programming Guide

--Says It Will Shortly Launch a Dedicated iPad App
--Envivio Launches iPad Support
In a posting on its corporate blog Monday, Clicker Media --the company which last fall 1) launched Clicker.com, a service which it bills as "the first complete programming guide to Internet television" and as "the first truly comprehensive, structured and unbiased resource for navigating all broadcast- and broadcast-quality programming online" (see the article published on itvt.com, November 16th), and 2) revealed that Sling Media co-founder, Blake Krikorian, had invested in it and joined its board...

Rovi Launches Software Application for Managing Home Video, Photos and Music

Rovi (formerly Macrovision--for more on the company's name change and the repositioning it heralds, see the interview with Rovi chief evangelist, Richard Bullwinkle, that was published on itvt.com, July 16th ), on Monday announced the availability of its Personal Media Manager solution, a software application that it bills as enabling consumers to "clean" or update the entertainment data residing in their media libraries, as well as to stream and share music, videos and photos stored...

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