News Round-Up

--Project Canvas Price Tag Revealed, Venture Seeks to Take More Open Approach
--Blitz Develops Interactive Augmented Reality Music Video for John Mayer
--Cablevision Using Zodiac Interactive's EBIF User Agent
--IneoQuest Launches Video Quality Assurance Solution for iPhone
--RVU Alliance Attracts More Members
--Channel 4 Exec Tapped as Commercial Head of Arqiva's SeeSaw Broadband VOD Service
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Project Canvas --the joint initiative between the BBC, UK commercial broadcasters ITV and Five, and UK incumbent telco BT, that seeks to develop a common standard and interface for the delivery of online catch-up services such as the BBC iPlayer and the ITV player, as well as other Internet-based VOD services, to broadband-connected set-top boxes--is expected to...

thePlatform Launches Service to Facilitate Delivery of Video Content to the iPhone

--Brightcove Launches "Developer TV"
Comcast-owned white-label video management company, thePlatform , has launched a service intended to make it easier for its customers to deliver video content to the Apple iPhone . "As you may know, delivering mobile content sometimes requires specialized development resources," the company wrote on its blog, Wednesday. "And if you're developing a custom application for the iPhone, going through the Apple App Store approval process can add extra work. thePlatform wanted to make the mobile...

[itvt] Presents...The TV of Tomorrow Show 2010

InteractiveTV Today [itvt] , the first, best and most widely read news source on interactive and multiplatform television, is pleased to present the fourth annual TV of Tomorrow Show , March 3rd-4th (Wednesday-Thursday), 2010 in San Francisco, California at the famous Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The first three TV of Tomorrow Shows were praised by sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees not only as true experts' conferences that attracted a veritable "who's who" of...

News Round-Up

--Miracle TV, ADB to Demo tru2way-Based Hospitality-Industry Solution for Cable Operators
--Israel's Reshet TV Launches iPhone/iPod touch Application
--RGB Networks Announces Cable-Tec Expo Exhibit Plans
--SeaChange to Launch New Products at Cable-Tec Expo
--TVGuide.com and YoungHollywood.com Expand their Relationship
--Mitch Berman Replaced as ZillionTV CEO
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: In a posting on LinkedIn's "OCAP, MHP and Java TV" group, Tuesday, Miguel Kramis, president and CEO of Miracle TV , stated that his company and Geneva-based set-top box company, ADB "will be demonstrating the first tru2way hospitality middleware for cable operators" in Booth #1089 at next week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. The demo will see Miracle TV's...

Financial News Channel, CNBC Launches Free iPhone/iPod touch App

--New Version of iPhone Remote for Roku Launches
NBC Universal's financial news channel, CNBC , has become the latest broadcaster to launch a free, interactive application for the Apple iPhone/iPod touch. Dubbed the CNBC Real-Time App , the app is billed as providing: Real-time stock quotes before, during and after market hours (4:00AM-8:00PM Eastern), directly from both the NYSE and NASDAQ. Real-time interactive and historical charts, offering custom timeframes from one day to five years, and including pre- and post-market trading. Company-specific news,...

iPhone Round-Up: CBS News, "Dancing with the Stars," HAVA, YouTube

CBS's CBS Mobile and CBS News arms last week announced the launch of a CBS News application for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to the broadcaster, features of the new app, which is available for free in the Apple App Store, include: Breaking news from CBS News and CBSNews.com. Dedicated homepages for CBS News shows such as "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric," "The Early Show," "48 Hours Mystery," "60 Minutes," "Sunday Morning," "Face...

News Round-Up

--Patent Application Casts Light on Apple's Multiplatform Video Plans
--BSkyB in OTT Deal with IP Vision
--Canoe to Have Canoe Advanced Advertising Platform (CAAP) in Place by Year's End
--Cox Unveils MyPrimetime VOD Service's Fall Line-Up
--Etilasat Acquires 16.6% Stake in SoftAtHome
--IFC Taps Ustream to Power Live Streaming Video of Monty Python Reunion
--Ooyala Launches Closed Captioning Support
--SeaChange to Focus on Three-Screen Video Delivery at Cable-Tec Expo
--Tim Hanlon to Leave Publicis Groupe
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: A new patent application from Apple , which has just been published by the US Patent & Trademark Office, suggests that the company is planning to expand its MobileMe service into video, according to an article in Patently Apple. "Generally speaking, Apple's patent relates to synchronizing media state across multiple devices," Patently Apple writes. "Specifically, the patent...

Layar Augmented Reality Browser for iPhone Now Available in Apple App Store

--Urbanspoon Adds AR to its iPhone App, AR Artwork Pokes, Tickles and Flicks Passers-By
SPRXmobile announced Wednesday that the long-awaited iPhone version its Layar augmented reality browser is now available in the Apple App Store, free-of-charge (note: for background on the Layar platform--which leverages smartphones' integrated GPS and compass capabilities to display layers of interactive digital information on top of real-time video on those phones' camera screens, thus effectively transforming reality into a giant, clickable interactive video--see the articles published on itvt.com, June 17th, July 9th, August 18th and...

"CWTV" and "CW City Wize" iPhone/iPod touch Applications Launched for The CW

CBS Mobile and The CW , a broadcast network that is a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros. Entertainment, on Wednesday announced the launch of two new CW applications-- CW City Wize and CWTV --for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch . CW City Wize, which is sponsored by Target, is a mobile city guide which provides users with maps that highlight actual locations seen or talked about on the CW shows, "Gossip Girl,"...

Showtime Teams with Transpera on Free, Ad-Supported iPhone/iPod touch Application

Premium programmer, Showtime Networks , launched a free iPhone/iPod touch application, Tuesday, in the Apple App Store. The app, which is powered by mobile video delivery and advertising network provider Transpera , allows users to sample a selection of full episodes and video clips from various Showtime original series, and also allows targeted, dynamic mobile advertising, the company says. Showtime original series offering full episodes on the new iPhone app include "Dexter" and "Californication" (whose...