Ustream Launches First One-to-Many Live Broadcasting App for Apple iPhone

--Qik Submits Live Broadcasting iPhone App for App Store Approval
Live Internet broadcast service provider, Ustream , on Wednesday announced the availability of a Ustream Live Broadcaster iPhone app in the iTunes App Store (note: the company has previously launched versions of the app for Android and Nokia devices; earlier this year-- see the article published on itvt.com, August 6th --it launched a free iPhone 3GS Recorder app, which allows users to syndicate recorded videos to Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Ustream on Facebook and Ustream.tv, but...

ThinkFlood Launches Universal Remote Control System for iPhone/iPod touch

ThinkFlood --a Waltham, Massachusetts-based start-up that describes itself as designing and developing "hardware and software with a focus on making everyday tasks easier"--on Wednesday unveiled its first commercial product, the RedEye personal remote control for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to the company, RedEye, which has an MSRP of $188 and which uses WiFi to replace infrared-based remote control systems, is the only remote control system for the iPhone/iPod touch that allows users to...

First Apple-Approved Live Broadcast App for iPhone Launches in App Store

Danbury, Connecticut-based Pointy Heads Software on Tuesday launched Knocking Live Video , the first officially sanctioned Apple iPhone app to offer live video broadcasting over a 3G network. The app, which is billed as working with any generation of the iPhone, allows users to broadcast live to other iPhones (as Pointy Heads puts it, it "eliminate[s] the 'upload, send, download' process, establishing live, device-to-device connectivity"). In its promotional materials for the new app, Pointy Heads...

News Round-Up

--Artivision Integrates its Target-Ad Service with Kaltura's Open Source Broadband Video Platform
--Denmark's Comtech to Use never.no's Interactive TV Technology at Conference Facilities, Retailers
--NDS Appoints New Indian Reseller
--Nielsen Provides More Info on its Single-Source Measurement Plan
--New iPhone Augmented Reality App Takes Advantage of Twitter's New Geotagging Feature
--YouTube Said to Be in Discussions about Streaming TV Shows on Pay-Per-View Basis
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Kaltura , a company that offers what it bills as the first open source broadband video platform, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that Artivision has joined its partner program and integrated its Target-Ad "in-video monetization service" with the Kaltura platform. According to Artivision, Target-Ad generates "smart ad placements that adapt in real time for optimal...

frog design Develops Twitter-Powered Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV App for the iPhone/iPod touch

--Endemol Said to Be Working on Twitter App
frog design --a 40-year-old San Francisco-based company which describes itself as "a global innovation firm" that "works with the world's leading companies, helping them to create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences" and which says it maintains a staff of "more than 400 designers, technologists, strategists, and analysts (its clients include Disney, GE, HP, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV and Yahoo!)--contacted [itvt] last week to let us know about a new, Twitter-powered two-screen social/interactive...

"Sesame Street" Launches its First-Ever iPhone App, Makes Current-Season Episodes Available on iTunes

Sesame Workshop , the nonprofit educational organization behind the long-running children's TV show, "Sesame Street" (which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary), said Wednesday that it has teamed with design consultancy, IDEO , to launch the first-ever official "Sesame Street" iPhone/iPod touch app .

Entitled " Grover's Number Special " (note: Grover is a furry, blue muppet perhaps best known for his encounters as a bumbling waiter with a long-suffering customer...

Livestream Launches Live Video Streaming for the iPhone/iPod touch

--Service Requires No Application or Player to Be Downloaded
Livestream (formerly Mogulus), a New York-based company which offers a platform that enables amateurs and professionals to produce and distribute live TV on the Internet, last week announced the immediate availability of a free service for streaming live to the iPhone and iPod touch. According to the company, users of its flagship Livestream Procaster platform can now start streaming live to the iPhone/iPod touch audience over 3G or WiFi, with less than five minutes of...

metaio Launches Social Augmented Reality Application for the iPhone

--App Lets Users Place and View Virtual Content in Real-World Locations
metaio , a Munich-based augmented reality company which also maintains offices in San Francisco and Seoul, said Wednesday that it has launched a free iPhone application, called junaio , in the Apple App Store. The company bills the app--in conjunction with a companion online service at http://www.junaio.com--as the "world's first social augmented reality platform."

According to the company, the app (an earlier version of which was profiled in an article published on...

LocateTV iPhone/iPod touch App Launched

--Smartphone Round-Up: Kyte, National Film Board of Canada, Universal Studios
Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that it has launched an iPhone/iPod touch app for LocateTV , an online programming guide which it operates and which allows users to search for programming on TV, the Web and DVD (note: according to Quantcast figures cited by the company, the site, which launched in October, 2007, reaches over a million people each month in the US and...

Sky Launches Mobile TV App for iPhone/iPod touch, CBS Launches Android Versions of its Apps

UK satellite TV operator, BSkyB , announced Tuesday that its Sky Mobile TV service is now available on the Apple iPhone and iPod touch . The company has developed a Sky Mobile TV app specifically for the iPhone/iPod touch: the app allows users to stream live TV via WiFi, and available channels include Sky Sports News, Sky News, ESPN, At The Races and all the Sky Sports channels. According to Sky, this means that users...