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Univision Launches Free "Univision Movil" Video App for Apple iPhone/iPod touch

--Al Jazeera Launches Mobile Video App for Symbian and Windows Mobile Phones
Spanish-language broadcaster Univision 's Univision Interactive Media arm has launched a " Univision Movil " application for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch. The free app, which is now available in the Apple App Store, provides users with access to short- and long-form content from Univision's shows via what the broadcaster claims is an "easy-to-navigate and innovative" multi-touch user interface. Video is presented in a number of categories, including news, entertainment, soccer, TV shows, sports, horoscopes and...

Fox Using Augmented Reality to Promote "Dollhouse"

--iPhone Layar AR Browser Submitted to App Store, Two Wikipedia-Based iPhone AR Apps Launch
Broadcast network, Fox , has tapped marketing agency, Blitz , and Adobe Flash developer, gskinner.com , to develop an Adobe Flash/Adobe AIR-based interactive/augmented reality application to promote its new show, " Dollhouse ." Dubbed "Virtual Echo" (note: Echo is the name of the show's lead character, played by Eliza Dushku) and available as a free download from http://www.fox.com/virtualecho , the application is billed as bringing Echo to life in two ways: 1) it presents viewers...

Elgato Launches TV Placeshifting Application for iPhone/iPod touch

--App Works with Company's Flagship EyeTV Solution
Elgato , the San Francisco- and Munich-based company behind EyeTV , a TV solution for Mac computers, on Tuesday launched a TV placeshifting application for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch. According to the company, the app, which is priced at $4.99, allows users to watch live and recorded TV, browse a program guide, and launch or schedule recordings remotely. It is designed for use with EyeTV 3.2, the latest version of Elgato's flagship TV-on-Mac software, and,...

Five Teams with Livestation to Offer Live Streaming Soccer on Apple iPhone

UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, Five , said Wednesday that it has teamed with broadband video specialist, Livestation , to offer live streaming of Europa League soccer on the Apple iPhone. It claims to be the first UK broadcaster to offer live streaming soccer via an iPhone app. The new app, which is priced at £3.99 and which Five says was beta tested earlier this month, is billed as allowing live viewing of every one of...

CNN Launches Interactive News App for iPhone/iPod touch

CNN on Tuesday launched what it calls an "interactive news app" for the iPhone/iPod touch. The app, which is available in the Apple App Store for $1.99 (note: it will also be monetized through advertising; it currently features logos and banner ads from "launch advertisers" Chevron and Lexus), offers among other things live breaking news video, push notification, localization and personalization tools, and user-generated content capture and upload functionality, the broadcaster says. "The CNN App...

New Augmented Reality Apps Launched for Apple iPhone

--Apps Let Users Discover Points of Interest, View Nearby Tweets and Flickr Photos, Capture Fairies
A number of new augmented reality applications for the Apple iPhone have launched in the Apple App Store over the past few days, now that that technology is officially supported by the device (thanks to the release this month of iPhone OS 3.1). They include: Bionic Eye from Presselite , which allows users to look through their phone's video screen to see icons alerting them to nearby (i.e. less than a kilometer away) points of...

News Round-Up:

--Alcatel-Lucent Trumpets Work on Vodafone Portugal's Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service
--Amino IPTV Set-Top Boxes Selected by Tele2 Netherlands
--BBC Switch Revamps its Web Portal
--beActive Launches Multiplatform Thriller, Featuring Social and AR Elements
--Blockbuster in VOD Alliance with Suddenlink and Mediacom
--Epix Launches Initiative to Create Largest Online Movie Catalog
--Five, UEFA, Livestation Launch Europa League iPhone/iPod touch App
--HBO Launches "HBO Imagine" Interactive Video Experience
--Hillcrest Labs Launches New Products for OEM's
--Hulu Launches Social TV Apps for Facebook Users, "Continuous Play" Feature
--Inverto Supporting HbbTV
--IP Vision in Over-the
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time constraints, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Alcatel-Lucent is trumpeting its role in developing Vodafone Portugal's new Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, Vodafone Casa TV...

NXP Integrates NDS's MediaHighway Interactive TV Middleware onto its CX2450x HD DVR SoC

--NDS's Snowflake Conceptual UI Wins "Best Interactive TV Technology or Application" Award at IBC
Dutch chip company, NXP Semiconductors , said last week that it has integrated NDS 's MediaHighway set-top box software onto its CX2450x system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution for HD set-top boxes. The company says that the integration will reduce time-to-market and integration costs for set-top box operators and OEM's to bring new, interactive TV-enabled pay-TV services to end-users. According to the company, it collaborated with NDS on the system integration of the NDS CDI system software abstraction...

Total Immersion, int13 in Smartphone Augmented Reality Partnership

Total Immersion , an augmented reality company that has apparently been around since 1999, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it has signed an exclusive distribution partnership agreement with int13 , a French software firm that specializes in smartphone applications. The deal calls for the companies to integrate their respective technologies to market embedded AR applications through a new, mobile version of Total Immersion's D'Fusion platform. According to Total Immersion, the initial application...

News Round-Up

--LG Electronics to Offer Vudu OTT Service on Blu-ray Disc Player
--Broadcom in Hybrid STB Partnership with SoftAtHome
--Ericsson to Demo One-Way VOD System at IBC
--Nielsen Explains Plans for Measuring "TV Everywhere"
--Burke: Comcast's On Demand Online to Launch Nationally in 30-60 Days
--TVBLOB Selects Keisense for Interactive TV Text Input
--MobiTV, NBC Sports Team on iPhone App for Notre Dame Football
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time restraints, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: LG Electronics has announced that the Vudu over-the-top HD video service will be offered on its BD390...

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