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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC Worldwide, Comcast

--BBC Worldwide Launches Global iPlayer iPad App in Australia
--Matthew Littleford Tapped to Lead Global iPlayer Roll-Out
--Promotional Materials Emerge for Comcast's Planned Live-Streaming Service for iPad
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. The BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide , on Thursday launched its iPad-based Global BBC iPlayer app in Australia. "The app will give iPad users access to a quality mix of classic and contemporary British television specifically tailored for Australian viewers [via, for example, the inclusion of some exclusive programming content]," the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Grande Communications, TiVo, BBC iPlayer, TVonics, Vizio, Hulu

--Grande to Use TiVo STB to Combine Linear-TV, VOD, IP Video and Interactive TV Apps into Single UI
--TiVo Reports Higher Revenues and Losses, Beats Guidance, Loses More Subs
--Software Upgrade Brings BBC iPlayer to TVonics HD DVR's
--Vizio's New Tablet Features Hulu Plus
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. TiVo said Wednesday that it has signed a deal with Texas-based cable operator, Grande Communications , under which its TiVo Premiere will be the exclusive DVR promoted by Grande. "As a result of the new relationship, TiVo Premiere DVR's and TiVo's multi-room solution...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AT&T U-verse, BBC, Facebook

--AT&T U-verse to Offer Multiview Apps for US Open, Paquete Espanol Programming Package
--BBC Worldwide Makes "Top Gear" Episodes Available for Rental on Facebook
--BBC Releases July iPlayer Stats; BBC Red Button Chief, John Denton, Steps Down
Because the [itvt] editorial team was recently on the road for several weeks--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo Networks, Verizon, BBC, Boxee

--ActiveVideo Awarded $115 Million in Patent-Infringement Case against Verizon FiOS
--New Version of BBC iPlayer for Connected-TV Platforms Launched
--Boxee Launches iPad App, New Boxee Box Firmware Release
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Cloud-based interactive TV...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, BlackBerry, BigBand Networks, AT&T

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through August 1st
--BBC iPlayer and BBC News Web Icons Launched for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
--BigBand Networks to Power Local Ad Insertion for AT&T U-verse TV
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: The BBC has released the schedule of programming and interactive content that will be available via the BBC Red Button service through August 1st. General programming highlights, according to an email from a BBC spokesperson, include: "1) BBC Proms: Press the red button to enjoy Maestro Cam, featuring Sir Roger Norrington...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Apple, AT&T U-verse TV, BBC

--Apple Seeking Patent for "Enhanced TV Widget Paradigm"
--AT&T U-verse TV Launches "Troubleshoot & Resolve" Interactive TV App
--BBC Releases iPlayer Usage Statistics for May
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Apple has applied for a US patent for what it describes as "an enhanced TV widget paradigm." The existence of the patent application was first reported on by Patently Apple. "Apple states that they recognized a limitation of existing widget technology as applied to a TV environment--in that conventional widgets, while...

BBC iPlayer Launches on BT Vision

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, BBC iPlayer, BigBand, Clearleap, CableLabs

--ActiveVideo Demo's Delivery of HTML5 Interactive TV Apps by its CloudTV Platform
--BBC iPlayer's Global Roll-Out to Begin in Western Europe
--BigBand, Clearleap Team on IP Video Delivery Solution
--CableLabs Updates Technical Report on Converged Cable Access Platform
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: ActiveVideo Networks has announced that it will demo at the Cable Show this week (Suite ES-8) how its flagship CloudTV platform can be used to deliver HTML5 applications to any digital set-top box or streaming decoder. "The role of HTML5 in enabling many of the most compelling user experiences delivered by...

UK Takes Lead in Delivering Video to Connected TVs

If NBC or another major network allowed viewers without pay TV subscriptions to access any program they missed in the last week through a broadband connected TV, there may be a backlash from providers that pay license fees to deliver VOD programs and catch-up services such as Time Warner Cable's "LookBack" feature. But it's another story in the UK, where the BBC iPlayer is expanding the number of connected TVs and devices that viewers can...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ActiveVideo Announces its Cable Congress Exhibit Plans
--BBC Releases January iPlayer Usage Statistics, Says New iPlayer iPad App Proving Popular
--Mobile Interactive Group Posts Strong 2010 Results
--Report: NDS Seeking $1.05 Billion in Loans to Refinance Debt
--Rovi Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Sonic Solutions Shares
--Sorenson Media, Kulabyte Team on Cloud-Based Live Video Encoding Platform
--Telefonica Unveils Cloud-Based Multiplatform Apps Environment
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , has announced its exhibit plans for this week's (February 15th-17th) Cable Congress show in Lucerne, Switzerland. The company says that it "will demonstrate how its CloudTV Platform can uniformly bring smart-TV functionality and applications to any set-top box or television equipped with CI Plus (Common Interface Plus) modules. During the...

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