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Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ADB, Espial, Kudelski Release Financial Results
--Kudelski Provides an Update on its OpenTV "Turnaround Plan"
--ADB Says it Has Secured Deals with Two Tier-1 US Cable MSO's in 2011
--Reports: "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" to Support Voting via Facebook
--BBC to Offer "Waterloo Road" Spin-Off through the Red Button
--E! Entertainment Television Teams with Trailer Park on Red-Carpet App for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
--Liveclicker Enables Interactive Video Shopping via Facebook Pages
--Connected-TV App Developer, MOVL, Appoints Director of Technology, Acquires Interactiva Colombia
--Rdio Social Music Service Launches on Roku
--Report: Samsung May Launch Google TV Devices Based
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related news we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB , Espial and the Kudelski Group have all released their latest financial results this week. Kudelski 's results announcement contains the following update on OpenTV , the interactive TV technology provider it acquired early last year: "With the full acquisition of OpenTV completed at the beginning of 2010, the Group launched a turnaround plan, with a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accenture, Mediaset, Akoo, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon

--Accenture Builds OTT Solution for Italian Commercial Broadcaster, Mediaset
--Akoo Integrates its Interactive Out-of-Home Social-TV Network with Facebook and Twitter
--Amazon Launches Instant Streaming Service for Amazon Prime Customers
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. New York-based management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, Accenture , has announced that it has built an OTT solution for Italian commercial broadcaster, Mediaset , that is being marketed as part of the latter's Mediaset Premium offer. "The [Premium Net TV] solution will allow Mediaset customers to enjoy a seamless consumer...

Interview: Producer Kathryn Jones Discusses Interactive Live-Streamed Play, "Better Left Unsaid."

" Better Left Unsaid ," a play that ran in New York's Center Stage theater, January 28th through February 6th, offered a paid live stream on the Internet (note: the live stream was priced on a sliding scale from $2.00-$18.00). The streaming version of the play was composed from footage from several cameras, which was edited in real time using NewTek's TriCaster portable live production system. The play also allowed online viewers to send in...

Ireland's Magnet Networks Launches Social TV-Enabled Broadband Video Service

--Service Offers Free Live Streaming of Five Irish Channels, Twitter and Facebook Integration
Irish triple-play provider, Magnet Networks , has launched a free broadband video service, called Magnet WebTV, that offers live streaming of five Irish channels-- RTE1, Network 2, TV3, TG4 and 3e--and that features Twitter and Facebook integration to enable a social-TV experience.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Metrological Media, MTV, Nickelodeon, Facebook, Rentrak

--Metrological Media Appoints Ziggo, Endemol Veterans to its Advisory Team
--MTV to Launch Interactive, Multiplatform Awards Show Honoring Achievement in Digital Media
--Nickelodeon Premieres New "SpongeBob" Episodes on Facebook
--Rentrak to Offer OnDemand Essentials Advertising Reports
Because the [itvt] editorial team was busy last week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): S&T, STV, Capablue, Time Warner Cable, TVNZ, Facebook

--S&T Americas Promotes Two, Hires One
--STV Taps Capablue to Power Broadband VOD Service on Sony PlayStation 3
--Time Warner Cable Featuring Oscar-Nominated Movies on its VOD Platform
--TVNZ Unveils Plans for Facebook-Integrated, Free-to-Air Interactive TV Channel
Because the [itvt] editorial team was busy last week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amino, Cablevision, Cisco

--New Amino STB Targets Operators Seeking to Add OTT Functionality to their Pay-TV Offerings
--Cablevision Launches Interactive TV Application for Facebook Photos
--Cisco Unveils "Videoscape" Hybrid-TV Solution
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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 (IV): Discovery, DISH Network, enableTV, ESPN, Five, Facebook, Google TV

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...

News Round-Up (IX): TED, Boxee, thePlatform, Time Warner Cable, TiVo, Hulu, TV Genius, Astra, TVGuide.com, Facebook

--TED App Launches on Boxee
--thePlatform Releases Gold Version of its mpx Video Management System
--CEO Britt: Time Warner Cable to Reduce Reliance on Set-Top Box
--TiVo to Offer Hulu Plus, Appoints New Director, Expands PowerWatch, Launches Interactive TV Advertising Challenge, Launches Online Season Pass Tool, Secures Another "Time Warp" Victory
--TV Genius in Content Discovery Deal with Astra
--TVGuide.com Using Facebook Tools to Enable Social TV Check-Ins
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. The TED (stands for "Technology Entertainment Design") organization has launched an app on the Boxee OTT platform. "With the new TED App on Boxee, users have access...

ABC Invites Facebook Fans of "Grey's Anatomy" to Select the New Season's Poster Art

ABC on Tuesday kicked off a promotion that will give Facebook fans of its long-running medical drama series, " Grey's Anatomy ," the opportunity to select the official poster art for the show's seventh season.

The broadcaster has uploaded six poster art images to the official "Grey's Anatomy" Facebook page ( http://facebook.com/greysanatomy ). Fans will now have until 9:00PM Eastern on Thursday, September 16th to cast their votes, and the poster image...

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