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News Round-Up (II)

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through May 28th
--Canoe Teams with Other Cable Industry Players to Launch "SelecTV" Brand for Interactive TV
--CMC's HITS to Unveil EBIF-Based Interactive TV App, Optimized for 3D TV
--CMC's HITS Launches National Terrestrial Fiber Distribution Service
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through May 28th. Canoe Ventures has announced that it has teamed with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB), the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), CableLabs , and various...

CMC's HITS, Motorola Upgrade National Authorization Service (NAS) to Support EBIF

Comcast Media Center (CMC) announced Thursday that its HITS (stands for "Headend In The Sky") service--which provides centralized content-management and distribution solutions for cable operators serving smaller markets--and its partner Motorola have upgraded the National Authorization Service (NAS) that they jointly operate, adding support for interactive TV applications using the Enhanced Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) platform. The companies say that the upgrade includes support for ETV/EBIF services managed and delivered via CMC's HITS AxIS service...

CMC Launches Packaged Pricing for its HITS Quantum and VOD In a Box Offerings

--Launches Marketing Kit for Locally Branded VOD Services
--Says Glasgow EPB Saw 117% Rise in VOD Revenues in First 4 Months after Launching VOD In a Box
Comcast Media Center (CMC) announced Tuesday that its HITS (stands for "Headend In The Sky") service--which provides centralized content-management and distribution solutions for cable operators serving smaller markets--has introduced packaged pricing for its linear programming platform, HITS Quantum, and its video-on-demand service, VOD In a Box (note: the latter is offered in partnership with Arris). The company says that the new pricing structure allows cable operators to offer linear programming from HITS Quantum's HD, SD...

Comcast Media Center Launches HITS Broadband

--Says it will Enable Small Operators to Offer Advanced Interactivity Comcast Media Center (CMC)--a business unit of the eponymous MSO
that provides centralized content-management and distribution services
for cable operators, programming networks and advertisers--has
launched a service called HITS (stands for "Headend in the Sky")
Broadband, which it says will provide IP connectivity to cable
operators and enable them to launch advanced, interactive services that
it will support. "By tapping into Comcast's terrestrial fiber capabilities,
the CMC can provide a cost-effective alternative to cable MSO's for
addressing their IP connectivity needs," CMC COO, Gary Traver, said
in a prepared statement. "This is becoming increasingly important as