HSN, Oberon Media, Static2358 (PlayJam), Muzu.tv Announce Widgets for Samsung's Internet@TV

A number of companies last week announced plans to offer interactive TV applications on supported Samsung HDTV's, Blu-ray players and Home Theater Systems through Samsung's recently updated Internet@TV over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its newly announced Samsung Apps app store service (note: for more on the latter, see the article published on itvt.com, January 7th ). They include: HSN , which is launching its HSN Shop by Remote app on the platform. According to the company,...

Comcast Announces Nationwide Roll-Out of HSN's "Shop by Remote" Interactive TV Application

--MSO Says It Has Deployed ETV/EBIF-Based Interactive TV to 8 Million Homes
The US's largest cable MSO, Comcast , and home shopping network, HSN , on Wednesday announced that they have begun the nationwide roll-out of an ETV/EBIF version of HSN's flagship interactive TV application, Shop by Remote , which allows viewers to use their remote controls to shop and make purchases (note: the roll-out has actually been underway for some time now-- see the article published on itvt.com, June 3rd ).

Comcast also...

Widget Version of HSN's "Shop by Remote" Interactive TV App Launches on Verizon FiOS TV

--Features Special "Verizon FiOS Deal of the Day"
In a corporate blog posting, Wednesday, Verizon 's director of external communications, Bobbi Henson, announced that the company has partnered with home shopping network, HSN , to create a new widget version of the latter's Shop by Remote interactive TV application for the Verizon FiOS TV platform (note: Comcast has just announced the national roll-out of an EBIF version of Shop by Remote-- see the article in this issue ). The new widget will feature...

HSN Launches "HSN Shop App" iPhone Application

--App Offers Live Video Streaming, Interactive Features
HSN , the home shopping network, which has long been a pioneer in adopting new technologies (its Shop-by-Remote interactive TV application, for example, launched on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in early 2006), announced Monday the launch of a free iPhone/iPod touch application, which it bills as enabling it to offer the ecommerce industry's first "live-video 3-screen experience." According to the company, the new application, which is available for download in both the iTunes App Store...

Scoop: Comcast Deploys ETV/EBIF Version of HSN's Shop by Remote Interactive TV Application

--Also Deploys Request for Information (RFI) and Ready, Remind, Record (RRR) Applications
--Apps Deployed on Trial Basis to 560,000 Subs in SF Bay Area, 305,000 in Chicago
[itvt] has learned that Comcast has deployed a tcommerce application for home shopping channel, HSN , as well as a Request for Information (RFI) application, and an app called Ready, Remind, Record (allows viewers to bookmark a show for DVR recording), to over 560,000 customers in the San Francisco Bay Area and around 305,000 customers in Chicago; the MSO has also now deployed Universal Caller ID, its TV- and PC-based caller-ID service, to over a...

[itvt] Scoop!: ActiveVideo Networks Deploys with Oceanic Time Warner Cable

--Radio Interview: ActiveVideo's Jeff Miller Discusses the Deployment