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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Netflix, Telemundo, OK Go, Google, Ooyala, Adobe, ODG

--Netflix in Licensing Deal with Telemundo, as it Prepares for Latin American Launch
--OK Go, Pilobolus, Trish Sie Team with Google to Create HTML5-Powered Interactive Music Video
--Ooyala Integrates its Online Video Platform with Adobe's Flash Access Software
--SeaChange's On Demand Group in VOD Deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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. NBC-owned Spanish-language programmer, Telemundo Internacional , has signed an international licensing agreement with Netflix , which it says will see Netflix making content from the Telemundo library available for streaming across Latin America when Netflix launches in that territory later this year. "The...

News Round-Up

--Cox's Interactive TV Services Seeing Heavier Usage than VOD among ITV-Enabled Subs
--Google Uses Interactive YouTube Video Game to Showcase Chrome's Native Flash Support
--Move Networks Ceases Operations, Seeks Buyer
--Qualcomm to Offer Augmented Reality Platform and SDK, Forms AR Partnership with Georgia Tech
--Total Immersion Creates Augmented Reality Camera that Takes Photos
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: At Light Reading Cable's Cable Next-Gen Video Strategies conference in Atlanta last week, Cox Communications ' VP of video strategy and product management, Steve Necessary, revealed that the MSO's suite of interactive TV applications is seeing heavy usage, even though it has been deployed to less than 10% (415,000) of the MSO's subscribers. In fact,...

News Round-Up (IV): FreeWheel, HBO, Hulu

--FreeWheel's MRM Now Supports Android, Cocoa, Flash, HTML5 and Silverlight
--HBO Launches Twitter-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV Service for "True Blood"
--Report: Hulu to Launch Subscription-Based Service Shortly, CTO Steps Down
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. FreeWheel has announced that its flagship Monetization Rights Management (MRM) product now supports video ad serving on Android, Cocoa, Flash, HTML5 and Silverlight. "Media companies face a major...

Social Video Start-Up, Qlipso, Acquires Assets of Veoh

--Company Lets Users Interact via Webcam, Chat and 3D Avatars While Watching Flash-Based Media
Qlipso , a Jerusalem Venture Partners-backed social video start-up that allows users to interact live in "virtual rooms" with their friends, via Webcam, chat, voicechat and 3D avatars, while watching Flash-based media (including, for example, games and slideshows, as well as videos), said Wednesday that it has acquired "substantially all of" the assets (including its Web site, its video library, its advertising deals, its filtering, recommendation and backend technology, and--most crucially--its audience) of Veoh, the...

News Round-Up

--Boxee in Content Partnerships with TV.com, Blip.TV and Others, Launches "Bookmarklets"
--Comcast's Roberts: EBIF in 13 Million STB's, Cox: tru2way Enabled in 100% of Headends
--DISH Taps NeuLion to Deliver its International Channels OTT
--Dreamer's Blu-TV Interactive TV Service Deployed on OPPO's BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player
--Microsoft's Ballmer: U-verse TV to Be Available on Xbox 360 Later This Year
--Netflix in OTT Partnerships with Funai, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp, Toshiba
--Oregan Networks Launches "Onyx Widgetry" App Store
--Sling Media Announces Support for Adobe Flash
--Sonic Solutions in Roxio CinemaNow Partnerships with Nvidia, Toshiba, Lenovo
--Static2358/PlayJam Announces
Due to the volume of news generated by last week's Consumer Electronics Show, and because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show ( March 3rd-4th in San Francisco ), we are covering a number of stories in this issue in summary form: Boxee has announced 1) the general release of Boxee Beta, as well as new content partnerships with/applications from TV.com, Blip.tv, IGN and the upcoming movie, "The Wolfman";...

BBC Developing MHEG-IC, HTML and Flash iPlayer Products for TV Platforms

--Beta Version of iPlayer for Freesat to Launch Later This Month
In a posting on the BBC Internet Blog earlier this week, Rahul Chakkara , controller of TV platforms for the corporation's Future Media & Technology arm, provided an overview of the work the BBC is doing to develop standard versions of its BBC iPlayer broadband VOD service for TV platforms (note: according to the corporation, since the iPlayer launched on the Virgin Media cable platform in June, 2008, that platform has accounted for 200 million...

New Interviews on Real-Time VOD Ad Insertion and Developing ARG's for "Lost" and "FlashForward"

--Plus The iTV Doctor on Interactive TV for "Fans," Set Top Box 2009 Coverage, and More
[itvt] has just published interviews with senior executives from 1) BlackArrow , an advanced advertising specialist which announced earlier this week that its VOD ad-insertion platform--which enables ads to be inserted into VOD content on-the-fly--has gone live with Comcast in Jacksonville, Florida; and 2) Hoodlum , an alternate reality gaming (ARG) specialist which recently won a primetime Emmy for "The Dharma Initiative: Dharma Wants You," an ARG it created for the ABC drama series, "Lost,"...

Interactive TV Industry Veteran, Michael Collette (Ucentric, OpenTV, ICTV), Named CEO of FHTML

--Start-Up Has Developed Programming Language to Enable More Rich, Interactive Media on the Web
Michael Collette , once a high-profile figure in the US interactive TV industry, has resurfaced as CEO of a start-up called FHTML , which has developed a programming language that is designed to enable expanded use of rich, interactive media on the Web. He will be tasked with leading the roll-out of the company's flagship product, FluidHtml, raising capital, building out its staff and ramping up its operations. Collette has over 17 years of experience...

Brightcove Launches Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 Support via Limelight

Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced Monday that it has rolled out broad support for Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 through content delivery services provided by Limelight Networks. It says that Media Server 3.5 support will enable it to provide its 700 or so customers in 28 countries with turn-key access to enhanced dynamic delivery capabilities for HD-quality broadband video. The company says it has also introduced on-demand access to advanced security options...

News Round-Up:

--Accedo Broadband Develops Interactive TV Game for A&E Television
--ADB in Set-Top Deals with Altibox, ITI Neovision
--Alticast Announces Deployments of its Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Television Solution
--ANT Launches Managed Service Offering for IPTV and Hybrid Environments
--AT&T Launches Broadband Video Web Site
--BBC's Huggers Reveals Plans to Open iPlayer to Third Parties
--Bluestreak's MachBlue Supports "New 3D Flash User Experiences," Is Integrated into Mitsubishi TV's
--Brightcove Expands Partner Program
--Cisco's IPTV Technologies to Be Deployed by Virgin Media
--Clearleap's Platform Deployed by Bresnan
--Concurrent Announces "International Extension" of its "
Because of the large volume of news generated by the ongoing IBC show in Amsterdam, and because the [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Accedo Broadband --a Stockholm-based provider...

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