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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): ESPN, evox Television, FX, Google, YouTube, NFL, Chromecast, AllCast, Guide, Jim Henson Family TV, Hulu, Criterion Collection, Instagram, Luma

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Google, Disney, Unit9, Guide, Liberty Global, Virgin Media, FilmFlex, Livefyre, Lovefilm, Amazon, mirada, Ericsson, MONKEYmedia, NBCU, CableCARD, Netflix

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Google Teams with Disney, Unit9 on "Find Your Way to Oz," an HTML5-Powered Immersive Interactive Experience for Chrome Google Updates Hangouts with "Bandwidth Slider" and "Audio-Only Mode" Guide Raises $1 Million, Launches Service that Transforms News Feeds and Other Text-Based Web Content into Avatar-Presented...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Coincident TV, MTV, Comcast, Canoe Ventures, Current TV, Delivery Agent

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...

Comcast Launches Multiroom DVR Service, "AnyRoom DVR"

Comcast announced last week that it has launched a multiroom DVR service--branded as AnyRoom DVR --in Oregon and southwest Washington. It subsequently came to light that the MSO has also launched the service, which is powered by technologies from Entropic and Broadcom , in around 20 or so of its other Motorola markets, including Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN; Augusta, GA; Little Rock, AR; Mobile, AL; western Massachusetts; southern Florida; and the San Francisco Bay Area...

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);...

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...

Clicker Media Launches Programming Discovery Application for the Boxee OTT Platform

--MobileTribe Enables Social Networking on Roku OTT Devices
In a posting on its corporate blog last week, Clicker Media --the company that 1) recently 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) also recently announced that Sling Media co-founder, Blake Krikorian, had invested in it...

Sling Media Co-Founder, Blake Krikorian, Joins Clicker Media's Board, Invests in Company

--Clicker Media Seeks to Become a "Complete Programming Guide to Internet Television"
Los Angeles-based start-up, Clicker Media (note: the company, which says that it aims to become "the complete programming guide to Internet television," claims to catalog all broadcast programming available online, together with TV-quality Web originals, movies and music videos, and to deliver them "in one seamless, organized experience that includes more than 350,000 episodes, from over 5,000 shows, from over 1,000 networks, in over 1,000 categories"; it is currently inviting sign-ups from beta users), announced...

Comcast Begins Rolling Out A28 i-Guide, New Interactive TV Applications

--Delays Plans to Implement "Start Over" Service
Comcast has begun rolling out the A28 i-Guide --an EPG that was developed by GuideWorks , its joint venture with Rovi (formerly Macrovision)--on Motorola set-top boxes, but has delayed plans to launch a "start over" service, according to a report Friday by Todd Spangler of the US cable industry trade publication, Multichannel News. According to Spangler, Comcast, which was originally slated to launch its start over service (allows viewers to "rewind" to the beginning a...

BSkyB Unveils New HD EPG

--Rebrands Sky Anytime on PC as "Sky Player" UK satellite TV provider, BSkyB, has announced plans to launch what
it describes as a "new EPG for the HD era." The HD Sky Guide, which
builds on the company's existing Sky Guide EPG, is scheduled to
launch on all Sky HD boxes this fall. According to BSkyB, the new
guide is based on extensive customer research and takes advantage of
the latest set-top box technology to create a foundation for future on-
demand enhancements; it sports a new look-and-feel and offers new
features designed to make it easier for customers to search, discover
and navigate a constantly expanding line-up of content, the company