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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): News Corp., Permira, NDS, Orange, Percy3D

--Report: News Corp., Permira Planning New York IPO for NDS
--Orange Launches ACR-Based Social-TV App for iPhone
--PercyFX Lets Users Embed 3D Text in Movie Clips
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: News Corp. and Permira , which jointly own interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , have hired banks to arrange a New York listing for the company, the Financial Times reported last week. The newspaper said that it is not yet clear how much NDS's parent companies expect to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Vision IPTV

--Suddenlink Trumpets Success of its "TV Everywhere" Service
--Time Warner Cable Taps Ex-Joost CEO to Head Web Services and Technology
--Vision IPTV Launches White-Label Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Cable operator Suddenlink is trumpeting the success of its "TV Everywhere" service, Suddenlink2Go, which launched just last month. "Suddenlink customers streamed video content through Suddenlink2GO more than 630,000 times last month, for a weekly average of nearly 160,000 streams," the company states in its press materials. "In addition, the number of...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Envivio, Hulu, Facebook, Immersive Media

--Envivio Appoints VP of Internet Television in Bid to Enhance its OTT Strategy
--Hulu Relaunches "Facebook on Hulu"
--Immersive Media Launches 360-Degree Interactive Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Envivio , a provider of processing solutions for live and on-demand multiscreen IP video, has named Matt Smith VP of Internet television, in what it bills as a bid to enhance its OTT strategy and solutions. Smith was previously VP and chief systems architect at Inlet Technologies and subsequently an architect...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rovi, Toshiba, TiVo, TV Genius

--Rovi and Toshiba in Multi-Year Deal for Rovi TotalGuide, EPG Patent Portfolio
--TiVo App Now Available for iPhone/iPod touch
--TV Genius Launches Facebook-Integrated TV Guidance Solution
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Rovi and Toshiba have signed a multi-year agreement for use of Rovi's TotalGuide EPG (note: for more on the latter, see the article published on itvt.com, January 11th, 2010) and the company's EPG patent portfolio in Toshiba TV sets, Blu-ray players and recorders, as well as in mobile and tablet devices...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): "America's Funniest Home Videos," Cablevision, Scripps, Canoe

--"America's Funniest Home Videos" Launches App for iPhone/iPod touch
--Cablevision Teams with Scripps on Promotion for its Interactive TV Real Estate Listings Service
--Canoe Ventures CEO, David Verklin, Stepping Down; COO, Kathy Timko, Named Interim CEO
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: The long-running show, " America's Funniest Home Videos ," has launched its first app: The AFV App for iPhone and iPod touch, which was designed by Teleca. "The AFV App offers 14 video channels available, from dogs, cats, sports and celebrations to babies, teens, practical jokes, mishaps and fan favorites," the...

Outdoor Channel Launches iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App

The Outdoor Channel has launched a free iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app in the iTunes App Store. Key features of the app, according to the network, include: The ability to access video clips of Outdoor Channel shows, exclusive "talent footage," and highlighted event clips. According to the network, the app takes advantage of Apple's new AirPlay technology, allowing users to stream video from their iOS device directly to an Apple TV box. News on hunting, fishing, shooting,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): TiVo, Toshiba, Irdeto, wireWAX

--TiVo Set to Launch iPhone and Android Apps
--Toshiba to Use Irdeto Security Technology in Cinema Series Connected TV Sets
--wireWAX Teams with FremantleMedia to Study Viewers' Engagement with Interactive Video
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: A full-page ad in the June issue of CEPro, that was noticed by Dave Zatz , reveals that TiVo plans to shortly launch control and management apps for the iPhone and Android platforms, similar to the app it recently launched for the iPad. Irdeto has announced that Toshiba has selected its dynamic security...

iCueTV Scores Tcommerce Deals with Major MSOs

CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – Several major cable MSOs plan to deploy a tcommerce solution from iCueTV during the fourth quarter of 2011, CEO Michael Huegel said here Wednesday. While Huegel declined to name the distributors that iCueTV has struck deals with, he said the deployments will include "true tcommerce," where cable subscribers will be able to buy products marketed by advertisers with a click of their remote controls. The cable rollouts will also...

Interactive DirecTV Sunday Ticket Wins Sports Emmy

-- DBS Provider Wins Award for 'Outstanding New Approaches'

Adding interactive elements and mobile apps to its exclusive "NFL Sunday Ticket" subscription package helped DirecTV win a Sports Emmy Award in the category of "outstanding new approaches – sports event coverage." While DirecTV has offered subscribers access to every live NFL game on Sundays since 1994, the top U.S. DBS provider has increased its focus in recent years on adding interactive elements to its "Sunday Ticket" package, including on-demand scores, game stats...

Peel Eyes Retail Opportunities with $16.7 Million in Financing

-- Lightspeed Ventures Partners Leads Series B Funding
Peel said it is looking at retail opportunities for its wireless device and mobile app, after raising $16.7 million in its second round of funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the investment in Peel, which makes a free app and a $99 wireless device which allows viewers to control their TVs, cable set-tops and other devices by swiping an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. Peel's app is personal TV recommendation system designed to help viewers find...

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