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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Imagine, Miso, Motorola, Music Choice, Verizon FiOS

--Imagine Launches ICE Streaming System for Multiscreen Video
--Miso Lets Sports Viewers Check-in to Specific Games
--Motorola Launches Medios Xperience Platform for Personalizable and Interactive TV
--Music Choice Launches Interactive TV Widget on Verizon FiOS TV
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Imagine Communications has announced that it is entering the "TV Anywhere" market with the launch of the new ICE Streaming System , which it says is currently in beta testing with several North American service providers. The company--which bills the new solution as "allowing service providers to deliver uncompromised video quality...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Oberon Media, Redux, Google TV, Rentrak, Rovi

--Oberon Media Brings Tetris to Samsung Connected TV's
--Redux Launches its Social Video Discovery and Curation Service on Google TV
--Rentrak Re-Designs OnDemand Essentials to Reflect Multiscreen Video Consumption
--Rovi Launches Solution to Bring its TotalGuide Platform to Legacy Set-Top Boxes
--Rovi Launches Multi-Device Video Distribution Solution
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Oberon Media , which says it holds the exclusive rights to deliver Tetris to connected TV's, has announced that it is bringing a customized version of the game to Samsung 's Samsung Apps connected-TV app store. According to the company, the game--which is priced at $4.99 (a free trial version is...

New Edition of StoryCentric Features Tracy Fullerton, Director of the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab

[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of StoryCentric , our new video column from Brian Seth Hurst , CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. StoryCentric focuses on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and highlights new technologies and other industry developments that have the potential to fundamentally change the way we create and interact with stories and narratives--in television and beyond.

History Launches Pawn Stars Facebook Game

Ten weeks after it began testing a social nework game for its most popular show, History launched a Facebook app based on its "Pawn Star" series. The game is already a huge traffic draw for History and Facebook. Since it launched in beta on Jan. 27, the Pawn Stars Facebook game has generated more than 750,000 monthly unique users and more than more than 150,000 unique users daily. "Pawn Stars" is the No. 1 series...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Former MSNBC Host, Keith Olbermann, Joins Current TV
--HTC Invests $40 Million in Games-on-Demand Company, OnLive
--iDirect, Sky-Stream Enable Access to On-Demand Programming on Apple TV in Remote Locations
--LodgeNet Releases List of Top-10 VOD Movies on its In-Room Interactive TV Platform in 2010
--Twitpic Launches Video Sharing on Twitter
--Report: Wal-Mart's Vudu OTT Service Could Threaten iTunes' EST and Internet VOD Dominance
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Current TV , a channel well known for its use of user-generated content and other interactive initiatives (including, for example, its VCAM--or "Viewer Created Ad Message"--program, which invites viewers to upload their own video ads for participating brands; and "Bar Karma," its soon-to-premiere interactive TV series created by "The Sims" creator, Will Wright, and Worldwide Biggies CEO,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Softkinetic, TransGaming, Sony, Time Warner Cable, UltraViolet

--Softkinetic, TransGaming Enable Gesture-Based Gaming on Set-Top Boxes, Connected TV's
--Sony in IPTV Partnership with Time Warner Cable
--Major Studios Pledge Support for UltraViolet
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

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through January 14th
--Broadcom Unveils Set-Top Box Solutions
--Cedar Point to Be Acquired by Genband
--HSN Partners with "Social Product Development" Company, Quirky
--Report: Microsoft to Unveil Windows-Based Connected-TV Solution at CES
--RCDb, Panvidea Team on Solution for Cloud-Based Preparation of Blu-ray Streaming Video
--Rovi Files Patent-Infringement Lawsuit against Amazon, IMDb
--Sensio to Distribute 3D Content OTT
--Starz to Launch "Spartacus" Social Media Game, iPad Multimedia Script App
--ViVu in Interactive Video Partnership with AMD
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available on its red-button interactive TV service through January 14th. Broadcom has announced 11 new connected home set-top box solutions with integrated content protection from NDS, and nine new 40nm set-top box solutions for "the next-generation 3DTV Internet-connected home." Cedar Point Communications , a...

News Round-Up (VI): Opera, Toshiba, PlayJam, Freeview, Tesco, Project Canvas (YouView)

--Opera Browser to Be Offered on New Toshiba HbbTV Devices
--PlayJam Games Now Available on Freeview Set-Tops through Partnership with Tesco
--Project Canvas Incorporates as YouView, Names Richard Halton CEO
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Oslo, Norway-based browser specialist, Opera Software , has announced that a customized version of its Opera browser will be offered on Toshiba's latest HbbTV sets in Europe, the REGZA VL and WV series. (Note: HbbTV--short for "Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV"--is a pan-European initiative...

News Round-Up (II): CloverLeaf, DTG, Project Canvas, Envivio, Edgeware, Verimatrix

--Three More ILEC's Launch CloverLeaf Digital's Localized Interactive TV Services and Games
--DTG to Offer Testing for Connected TV, HbbTV, Project Canvas
--Envivio, Edgeware, Verimatrix Partner on Multiscreen TV Solution
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us 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,...

News Round-Up

--ANT Reports Higher H1 Revenues, Lower Losses
--BBC Outlines iPlayer Design Strategy
--Evolution Digital to Incorporate EBIF into its DTA's
--Harmonic Reveals Exhibit Plans for IBC
--IMPALA Welcomes BBC's Decision to Open Source its MHEG+ Toolkit
--Netgem Posts Strong H1 Financial Results
--Sony Launches Qriocity OTT VOD Service in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK
--Interactive TV Company, Two Way Media, Launches Web Game on Virginmedia.com
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cambridge, UK-based digital TV client software company, ANT , has released financial results for the first half: revenues totaled £2.1 million, compared to £2.0 million for the year-ago period; and losses from operations totaled £0.5 million, compared to £0.9 million. The BBC has published a detailed account on its BBC Internet blog of the design...

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