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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, Arris, Buckeye CableSystem, Cablevision, HBO

--BBC to Launch iTunes-Style Programming-Download Service
--Buckeye CableSystem Selects Arris's Whole-Home, VOD and Network-Monitoring Solutions
--Cablevision Launches HBO Go and Max Go, New "TV Everywhere" Portal
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. In a speech at the Royal Television Society, Wednesday, BBC director general, Mark Thompson, confirmed that the corporation plans to launch a paid programming-download service, similar to iTunes. Thompson stated that the service, codenamed " Project Barcelona ," will allow consumers to "purchase a digital copy of a program...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): eBay, KDDI, Espial, httv, Sigma Designs, Hulu, Xbox, HBO

--eBay Relaunches "Watch With eBay" Second-Screen Tcommerce Experience as Standalone App
--Japan's KDDI to Use Espial TV Browser to Power New VOD, IPTV Services
--httv Launches "HbbTV Starter Kit"
--httv Integrates its httvBox Middleware with Sigma Designs' Chipsets
--Hulu Launches Larger Video Player
--Microsoft Launches "Teaser" Video of HBO Go on Xbox
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. eBay has relaunched the "Watch With eBay" tcommerce feature on its eBay for iPad app, which is designed to enable viewers to discover and purchase items related to what they're currently watching on TV (see the article published on itvt.com, November 22nd), as a standalone iPad app. "Consumers are...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): HBO, Xbox 360, Miso, USA Network, MobiTV, Texas Instruments

--Report: HBO Go to Launch on Xbox 360 April 1st
--Miso-Powered Second-Screen Experience for USA's "White Collar" Features "Superfans"
--MobiTV Teams with TI on Multiscreen HD Video Streaming
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 ( note: early-bird discount registration ends tonight! ), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. At an HBO event in San Francisco Monday, the company's co-president, Eric Kessler, revealed that it will shortly launch its "TV Everywhere" service, HBO Go, on the Xbox 360 , according to a report in Engadget. The launch is scheduled for April...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Netgem, HBO, Samsung, Voyo, KT

--Netgem and Partners Target Latin American Pay-TV Operators with Connected-TV Solutions
--HBO Go Now Available on Certain Samsung Connected TV's
--Samsung to Offer Voyo VOD Service on Connected TV's, May Face Punishment Following KT Dispute
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Digital TV technology specialist, Netgem , contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that it is partnering with "specialists from across the IPTV value chain" to develop connected-TV solutions that are specifically designed to cater to the needs of pay-TV operators in the Latin American market. "Netgem and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Fanhattan, General Motors, Super Bowl, HBO

--Fanhattan Adds Personalized Entertainment News Feed to its Programming-Discovery Apps
--General Motors Launches "Chevy Game Time" Second-Screen Play-Along App for Super Bowl Telecast
--HBO to Premiere Episode 2 of "Luck" on its TV Everywhere Service
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from 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 in this issue, please bear with...

DISH Network CES News Round-Up

--Launches Whole-Home HD DVR Solution with 2,000-Hour Storage Capacity
--Adds VOD Streaming Support to DISH Remote Access App for iPad
--Partners with Thuuz on Google TV App that Offers Sports Fans Alerts Based on "Excitement"
--Signs Multiplatform Distribution Deal with Univision
--Gives Prospective Subscribers "TV Everywhere" Access to a Selection of its Programming
--Expands On-Demand Access to HBO Programming
--Adds 3,000 On-Demand Children's Titles to its Blockbuster @Home Entertainment Package
DISH Network generated a fair amount of news over the past couple of weeks at CES and beyond. Here is a round-up of recent major announcements from the company: Most significantly, the company has unveiled a whole-home HD DVR system consisting of two devices--the Hopper and the Joey--and providing the ability to store up to 2,000 hours of programming (thus giving it the ability to function as a catch-up service for primetime programming--see below). "The...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): BBC, S3 Group, Samsung, Time Warner Cable, HBO

--BBC Taps S3 Group for Automated Testing of iPlayer Devices
--New Version of Samsung's Smart TV SDK Expected to Support Advertising, Tcommerce
--Time Warner Cable to Launch HBO's "TV Everywhere" Services Following Short Beta Trial
Because of the volume of news already being generated by next week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a...

Ensequence to Host TVOT NYC Intensive Workshop/Master-Class Session, "Devising a Truly Multiplatform Strategy"

--Session Features Senior Executives from Digitas, HBO and WE tv

Upgraded Google TV Features New 'TV & Movies' and NASCAR Apps

-- Google to Upgrade Software Running on TVs and Set-tops from Sony, Logitech
A Google TV software upgrade that the search giant plans to begin rolling out next week includes a new "TV & Movies" app that allows users to browse titles of more than 80,000 movies and TV episodes from both TV networks and online video providers, including HBO Go , Netflix and YouTube . "The initial version of Google TV wasn’t perfect, but launching it gave us the opportunity to learn. These are still early days,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Roku, HBO, Sling Media, TiVo

--Roku Launches $49.99 Streaming Player
--HBO's "TV Everywhere" Service, HBO Go, to Launch on Roku
--Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer for Android Tablets
--TiVo Announces Availability of its $500 Premiere Elite DVR
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. OTT TV specialist, Roku , has launched a $49.99 streaming player, called the Roku LT. "The Roku LT streams 720p high‐definition video and features built‐in wireless," the company states in its press materials. "It will be available from Roku.com, Amazon.com and in retail stores nationwide beginning in early November. The Roku...

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