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Sky News iPhone/iPod touch App Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Sky New s said Monday that its iPhone/iPod touch application has been downloaded over a million times since its launch last May. The UK satellite TV operator's news arm also announced Monday that it is launching a new mobile Internet service. (Note: Last week, Sky News also announced the launch of an interactive TV widget for the Yahoo! Widget Engine-- see the article published on itvt.com, January 11th .)

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CBS Launches iPhone/iPod touch App, Devoted to News Anchor Katie Couric

--FLO TV, mophie Partner to Bring Live Mobile TV to iPhones
CBS 's CBS News and CBS Mobile arms announced Wednesday the launch of the " CBS News Katie Couric" iPhone/iPod touch application in the Apple App store (note: Couric is the anchor of "CBS Evening News," and arguably CBS's most high-profile news personality). According to CBS, the free app--which was developed through a partnership with mobile Web and applications platform company, July Systems--will serve as a "one-stop destination" for keeping up with all Couric's reporting...

Dreamer Demo'ing Thin-Client Solution for Delivering Interactive TV/VOD Services via Blu-ray Players

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week (Booth 10045), Burbank, Calif.-based Blu-ray technology provider, Dreamer , plans to demo an Internet connectivity solution which it says transforms Blu-ray players (and other CE devices) into HD set-top boxes for delivering unlimited content and interactive services to the TV. According to the company, the technology enables a portal-based service called BluTV that offers content owners an opportunity for global distribution directly to the consumer's...

Dailymotion Launches New Interactive Advertising Formats for Connected TV, IPTV

--Says It Will Announce Several New Connected TV Partnerships at CES
Paris-based video-sharing site operator, Dailymotion , on Tuesday announced the launch of new interactive advertising formats that are designed for connected TV (OTT) and IPTV implementations of its service. The company says that the new formats--which come on the heels of its launch of an ad-supported iPhone/iPod touch application ( see the article published on itvt.com, December 22nd )--expand its "ad-supported content strategy to all three screens."

Dailymotion bills the new formats...

L5 Launches Solution to Transform iPhone/iPod touch into Universal Remote Control

Fort Lauderdale-based L5 Technology on Monday launched a solution--comprised of a hardware accessory and a free software application--that it bills as transforming any iPhone/iPod touch into a universal remote , capable of controlling TV sets, DVD players, DVR's, cable set-top boxes, audio equipment, and most other products that come with an infrared remote (including, the company points out, ceiling fans and air conditioners).

According to the company, the L5 Remote's hardware component...

HBO Launches Free iPhone/iPod touch Application

--Qik Launches Live Streaming App for All iPhones, Recording App for iPhone 2G and 3G
Premium programmer, HBO , has launched a free iPhone/iPod touch application in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was designed by Atimi Software , is designed to provide an "in-depth, interactive experience" that incorporates a range of branded entertainment, including video clips and in interactive episode guide. "We think the HBO App for iPhone and iPod touch will quickly attract both HBO's loyal fans as well as new consumers," HBO's...

Augmented Reality Round-Up

--Brightkite Launches AR Local Advertising Solution
--Layar AR Browser for iPhone Pulled from Apple App Store Due to Crashes
--Version 1.5 of metaio's junaio AR Platform Now Available in Apple App Store
--Japan's Tonchidot Launches "Sekai Camera" AR App Internationally
--Total Immersion Teams with McDonald's on AR Promotion for "Avatar"
A number of items of augmented reality news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up: "Social discovery network" provider, Brightkite , has launched a local advertising solution for its Layar browser-based AR service (available on both iPhone and Android). "Using the Brightkite service, users can look at the world around them through their phone's camera to see real-time digital information on top of real-world locations," the company...

Video-Sharing Site, Dailymotion, Launches iPhone/iPod touch App

--New "Navigate YouTube" iPhone/iPod touch App Launched
Paris-based video-sharing site operator, Dailymotion , on Monday announced the launch in the Apple App Store of an iPhone/iPod touch app that incorporates both content channels and capabilities for creating and uploading videos. According to the company, the app allows users to search a library of over 12 million videos and to surf 14 themed channels, including Music, Film & TV, Funny, and Sports & Extreme, as well as lists of viral videos. It also lets users share videos with their friends, Dailymotion says, and access and manage their Dailymotion accounts. In addition, it allows iPhone 3GS users to record and upload videos straight from their handset to their accounts.

Broadband Video/Live-Streaming News Round-Up

--Babelgum in Deal to Offer Cinelan's Library of Three-Minute Non-Fiction Films
--Bambuser's Live Streaming iPhone App Receives App Store Approval
--Conviva Names Former NBCU CTO, Darren Feher, President and CEO
--Episodic Powers Showtime Sports' "Strikeforce: All Access"
--Justin.tv Launches Unified Chat Option, Plans to Launch Pay-Per-View Service
--Livestream to Provide Live-Streaming Coverage of Times Square New Year Celebrations
--Netflix Web Site Updated to Push "Watch Instantly" Option
--Next New Networks Announces "Next New Creators" Program
--NHL Teams with NeuLion to Launch "NHL VideoCenter" Player
--VidZapper Integrated with Amazon CloudFront
--Chinese Broadband Video
A number of items of broadband-video and live-streaming news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up: Broadband/mobile video content platform provider, Babelgum , has announced a partnership with Cinelan , a company which specializes in publishing three-minute non-fiction films--often from prominent filmmakers--and which was co-founded by filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). Babelgum says it will make Cinelan's complete library of films available on a Cinelan-branded channel...

Live Streaming Interactive Reality Show Centers on Development of New iPhone App

Italian software company, Command Guru , recently produced an interactive, live streaming, fly-on-the-wall reality TV show, centering on the efforts of an international team of 10 developers, led by Cocoa guru, Aaron Hillegass (author of "Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X"), to develop a free, open source, social networking iPhone application in seven days ("from start-to-publish on the App Store").

The show--entitled simply " iPhone Reality Show ," powered by Ooyala's broadband...

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