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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...

News Round-Up (V): ITV Player, NBC, Pace-MultiChoice

--Report: ITV Looking to Launch ITV Player App on Smartphones
--NBC Invites Viewers to Create "Fanisode" of "The Office"
--Pace Develops New HD DVR for South Africa's MultiChoice
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. UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is in talks with Apple , RIM (BlackBerry) and Google (Android) about launching a mobile app for its ITV Player programming catch-up...

Rogers Says It Will Offer Canada's Highest Capacity HD DVR

--BH Telecom Selects Espial MediaBase to Power its VOD Services
Canadian cable MSO, Rogers Communications , said Monday that it will offer a new line of Cisco HD DVR's (the Explorer 8642HD) that will include a model with the largest DVR hard drive (500GB) in Canada, allowing customers to record up to 62 hours of HD or up to 280 hours of SD content. "We understand that for our customers, entertainment is about the experience for the whole family and at the center of it...

TVMAX to Launch Evolution Digital's TiVo HD DVR Offering

--Plans to Use TiVo Box's OTT Capabilities to Provide Customers with VOD
Evolution Digital --a division of Evolution Broadband, a reseller of digital equipment to independent cable operators--said last week that it is supplying TiVo HD DVR's to TVMAX , a regional cable operator that specializes in providing services to MDU's and that serves the greater Houston area. The company, which announced a similar deal with Canada's Compton Communications last week ( see the article published in itvt.com, December 16th ), has a partnership with TiVo that...

NDS, DOXTV Enable HD DVR and Push-VOD Service for China's Chongqing Cable

Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , and Chinese value-added TV service provider, DOXTV , on Wednesday announced the launch of what they say is China's first HD DVR and push-VOD service. The service, part of an offering dubbed Chongqing Cable TV+, is offered to subscribers of Chongqing Cable (note: the latter claims to have around 5 million analog and digital subs), which, in addition to NDS's XTV DVR technology with push-VOD capability,...

Arris Unveils Three-Tuner Moxi HD DVR, New Pricing for Dual-Tuner Box

--First Moxi Product Launch Since Arris Acquired Digeo in September for $20 Million
Arris , the communications technology provider that acquired struggling DVR company, Digeo , and its flagship Moxi products (including their Emmy-winning "cross-hairs" interface) back in September for just $20 million in cash ( see the article published on itvt.com, September 27th ), announced a new three-tuner version of the Moxi HD DVR, Monday night, as well as a steep price reduction for the two-tuner Moxi HD DVR, and a new Moxi multi-room package.

News Round-Up

--ActiveVideo, Concurrent, Harmonic Announce SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Plans
--Babelgum Launches Channel for Culture-Jamming Duo, The Yes Men
--CNN.com Relaunched with More Video, iReport Integration
--Comcast COO Burke: TV Industry Must "Get in Front of" Internet or Face Cord-Cutting
--Video-Sharing Company, Dailymotion, Secures $25 Million in New Funding
--News Corp.'s Chase Carey Confirms that Hulu Will Launch Premium Service
--Sky+ HD DVR Now in 1.6 Million Households
--Thomson in Deal to Provide Interactive HD Set-Tops to Israel's HOT
--Windows 7 Offers Extensive Internet TV Features
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: ActiveVideo Networks , Concurrent and Harmonic have announced their plans for this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. Broadband video content company, Babelgum , has launched a new channel devoted to The Yes Men --described by the company as "culture jamming activists who practice what they call 'identity correction,' revealing the true, planet- and people-raving intents of business and...

DirecTV Extends Interactive TV Weather Apps to The Weather Channel HD

--Says Apps Have Generated Nearly a Billion Impressions Since Launching Last Year
Satellite TV provider, DirecTV , said Tuesday that it is launching The Weather Channel 's interactive TV applications--which launched on its platform on the broadcaster's standard-definition channel around a year ago--on the broadcaster's HDTV channel, The Weather Channel HD. According to the company, since their launch last year, the apps have generated nearly a billion total household impressions. The interactive TV weather apps include: an Alert Ticker, which appears at the bottom of the TV...

NDS to Power Germany's First Cable HD DVR Deployment

At the ANGA Cable show in Cologne, Thursday, interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , announced that it has secured the first deployment of its XTV DVR solution in Germany: Tele Columbus and PrimaCom , two independent German cable operators which work in tandem (and which, between them, have around 3.5 million subscribers), have selected the solution to launch what is billed as Germany's first cable HD DVR service. According to NDS, the...

Digeo Markets its Moxi HD DVR to Male Consumers via "ManCave" Sweepstakes

Paul Allen-owned set-top box vendor, Digeo is holding two "ManCave" sweepstakes in order to promote its flagship Moxi HD DVR to male sports fans (note: the company recently announced a series of new features and enhancements for the box, that appear to be designed to transform it into a platform for bringing over-the-top video to the living room, much as rival TiVo has transformed its DVR into an OTT device--see article published on itvt.com April...