News Round-Up

--Canoe Ventures Testing Dynamic VOD Advertising
--Envivio Tapped to Support Meo's New Internet TV Service
--MGM Mirage Launches "Vegas Reality" Augmented Reality App for iPhone
--Netflix to Use Microsoft PlayReady in "Netflix-Ready" OTT Devices
--Saffron Digital Powering NBC Universal International's New Online Video Platform
--Sezmi Updates its Service
--Stoneroos Launches TV Guide App for iPhone/iPod Touch, Yahoo! Widget Platform
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Light Reading Cable's Jeff Baumgartner has an update on Canoe Ventures ' ongoing tests of methods for dynamically inserting advertising into VOD programming. The tests are being conducted in the company's Innovation Lab, and are using This Technology 's SpotBuilder Placement Opportunity Information Service (POIS) software. Envivio has announced that Portugal Telecom has selected its Three Screens...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Revision3 to Use Miso iPhone/iPod touch Social TV App to Drive Interest in its Shows
--Rovi Launches Cable Operator Version of its TotalGuide EPG
--Rovi Licenses Passport EPG and Applications to Two Latin American Cable Operators
--Shaw Taps Verivue to Power Expansion of its VOD 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. Revision3 has announced that it will use Bazaar Labs ' new iPhone/iPod touch app, Miso, to help drive awareness and tune-ins for its shows. According to the company, it is hoping that its viewers "will use Miso's brand new platform to 'check in' and share their entertainment...

News Round-Up (I)

--ActiveVideo Networks to Demo iPhone-Controlled Interactive TV at ANGA Cable
--ADB to Provide Advanced Cable Solution to CableTEL-Eurocom
--Boxee Hires Ex-Googler as Director of User Experience, Launches Developers' Blog
--Brightcove Powering Broadband Video for Financial Times
--Cabot, Access Team on HbbTV Solution
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be 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. ActiveVideo Networks has announced plans to demo an iPhone app--which it says is "designed to transform the interactive television experience for cable subscribers"--in its...

News Round-Up

--Cooliris Updates Cooliris Express and its Embeddable Cooliris Wall
--FCC Moves Closer to Network-Agnostic Gateways
--UK Broadcaster ITN Launches Fashion-Themed iPhone App
--Simulmedia Raises $8 Million in Series B Funding
--Sony to Offer MLB.TV on PlayStation3
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Visual navigation specialist, Cooliris , has announced various updates for its Cooliris Express tool and the embeddable Cooliris Wall. The FCC on Wednesday voted in favor of items that could move the pay-TV industry towards a new breed of network-agnostic gateway adapters in the long term, while addressing some of the problems with CableCARD in...

Univision Launches Soccer App for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch

--iPad Version to Launch Before 2010 World Cup
Univision Interactive Media , the digital division of US Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, announced Wednesday that it has launched a free, video-enabled soccer application, called Univision Futbol, in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was developed in partnership with July Systems, is currently available for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, and a version that has been optimized for the new Apple iPad will be available in time for the upcoming...

News Round-Up

--AETN International Secures Multiple Licensing Deals for Short-Form Content
--Boxee Seeking a Lead iPad and iPhone App Developer
--Dilithium Announces Support for Live and On-Demand Video Streaming to iPad
--Witness List Revealed for House Communications Subcommittee Hearing on STB's
--Location-Based iPhone App Accepted as an Official Entry at Boston International Film Festival
--metaio Says Over 200 Developers Have Now Registered for its junaio AR Platform
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: AETN International has announced that it has secured multiple licensing deals for its short-form content. The deals will see the content available on-demand through a range of broadband and mobile platforms. Over-the-top TV specialist, Boxee , tweeted Wednesday that it is looking to hire a lead iPad and iPhone app developer . "We consider 'other...

Starling Unveils New Social TV Platform for Mobiles, Tablet Computers and the Web

At the MIPTV show in Cannes, Tuesday, a start-up called Starling unveiled a new, two-screen social TV platform. Starling is the brainchild of Kevin Slavin, founder of area/code, a New York-based company that specializes in what it calls "Big Games" (note: according to area/code, Big Games are "games that spill out over the edges of our screens and devices to blend with the real world in new and surprising ways," and that "are building a...

Ben Silverman's Electus, MTV, P&G and Actress America Ferrera to Produce Interactive TV Show

--"Multicultural Interactive Series" Will Let Viewers Help Determine its Storylines
--iPhone/iPod touch/iPad App Launched for Fox Network Medical Drama Series, "House"
--CBS's Online Companion Series, "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side" Returns for Fourth Season
MTV Networks and veteran producer Ben Silverman 's Electus studio on Monday announced plans to develop and produce "the first-ever multicultural, interactive series built for the digital age for MTV." The series, entitled " Pedro & Maria " and billed as a "modern-day Romeo & Juliet" story, will be executive produced by Silverman and by actress America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") and her production company, Take Fountain ; co-executive produced by Quiara Alegria Hudes (author of...

MobiTV, Triveni Digital Partner on Interactive TV Solution for Mobile Phones

--MobiTV Launches iPhone Application
At the NAB show in Las Vegas, Monday, mobile TV specialist, MobiTV , and Triveni Digital , an LG Electronics-subsidiary that develops systems for managing and distributing data and metadata in DTV, mobile DTV and IPTV streams, unveiled the MobiTV Interactivity Server and Mobile TV Client, a solution which the companies say is based on the ATSC A/153 Mobile DTV standard and will enable "new interactive possibilities" for mobile media delivery.


Mozaik Launches Two-Screen Interactive TV Application for Apple iPad and iPhone

--Ustream Offers Live, Social TV Coverage of Bon Jovi Concert on the iPad
--Shazam Planning iPad-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV, Based on its Audio "Tagging" Tech
At the NAB show in Las Vegas, Monday, a company called Mozaik Multimedia launched a two-screen interactive TV application for the Apple iPad and iPhone . Dubbed " MovieBuddy " and based on the company's !Content technology, the new app is billed as allowing viewers to learn more about products, people and places they see on a movie or TV program, purchase featured products, and share information via Facebook, Twitter or email.