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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Espial, OTE, Joost, Neulion, MLS, Panasonic, Roku

--Espial MediaBase Powering VOD for Greek Telco, OTE
--Joost Launches j-Roll Interactive Pre-Roll Video Ad Product
--Neulion Powers MLS MatchDay Live on Panasonic Viera Connect Connected TV's and Roku STB's
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. VOD software provider, Espial , said Wednesday that Greek telco, OTE (has 3.5 million fixed-line subscribers), is using its MediaBase platform to power its VOD services. Espial enumerates the key features of the deployment as follows: "1) For its FilmExpress video-on-demand (VOD) service...

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): ANT, eyeSight, Huan TV, Harmonic

--ANT Launches Second-Screen Solution, ANT Galio Move
--eyeSight Partners with China's Huan TV to Enable Gesture-Controlled Interactive TV on Connected TV's
--Harmonic Launches ProMedia Solutions for Optimizing Multiscreen Video Production and Processing
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. UK-based digital TV software company, ANT , has launched a second-screen solution called ANT Galio Move, which it plans to demo at IBC 2011. "ANT Galio Move enables TV viewers to make the most of their traditional viewing experience, through simultaneous use of...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, ESPN, Tennis Channel, Espial, Google TV, MeeGenius

--DirecTV Teams with ESPN and the Tennis Channel to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of the US Open
--Espial to Showcase its TV Browser at IBC 2011
--Google Offers "Preview" of Google TV Add-On for the Android SDK
--MeeGenius Launches Reading App for Google TV
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 (VI): ViXS, Walmart, Vudu, Zhone, SRT, Microsoft Mediaroom

--ViXS Launches Blu-ray PVR Hardware Reference Design
--Walmart-Owned Vudu Launches iPad-Optimized Version of its Broadband VOD Service
--Walmart Integrates Vudu into its Web Site
--Zhone MSAN, Microsoft Mediaroom Powering SRT Communications' New IPTV Services
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. Toronto-based ViXS Systems...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Dijit, Facebook, Ensequence, Zeitera, Entone, Telekom Srbija

--New Version of Dijit's Remote Control/Programming Discovery App Features Facebook Integration
--Ensequence, Zeitera Partner for ACR-Powered Interactive TV
--Entone Tapped by Telekom Srbija for IPTV Roll-Out
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. Dijit Media ,...

Interview: S3 Group's VP of TV Technology, Philip Brennan, on the Company's New Deal with Canoe Ventures

S3 Group , a Dublin-based provider of automated testing solutions for digital TV content delivery platforms and devices, announced Monday that Canoe Ventures has chosen its StormTest Development Center as the automated testing solution for its national deployment of EBIF-enabled interactive TV applications. According to S3, StormTest Development Center will enable Canoe to test multiple set-top boxes from multiple vendors, across different operator networks, seamlessly and from a single testing platform.

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Netflix, Neulion, Roku

--Netflix Now Supported on 22 Android Smartphones and Tablets
--Neulion Powering Broadband Video for Billie Jean King's World TeamTennis League
--Next Generation of Roku's OTT Set-Tops Features Support for Casual Gaming
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: In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, Netflix announced that it has just added support for its service on "a large number" of Android devices. According to Netflix's Android Market page, its service is now supported on the following Android smartphones and tablets: Casio G'zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Flingo, Hulu, ITU

--Flingo Unveils its Automatic Content Recognition Platform
--CEO Kilar Says Hulu Plus Now Has 875,000 Subscribers
--ITU Issues Call for Entries for IPTV Application Challenge
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: Flingo , the new automatic content recognition (ACR) company from BitTorrent co-founder, Ashwin Navin, emerged from stealth mode Thursday, with the launch of "application publishing products [that] seamlessly integrate the Web with the TV experience. Already the largest publisher of smart TV apps," the company's press materials continue, "Flingo is available...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): OIPF, Panasonic, Acetrax

--OIPF Publishes Update to Release 2 of its End-to-End Specs for IPTV
--Panasonic Launches Developer Portal for its Viera Connect Connected-TV Platform
--Panasonic in Connected-TV Partnership with Digital Movie Retailer, Acetrax
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 Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) --an industry group that is attempting to bring together telcos, consumer electronics manufacturers, and network infrastructure providers, in order to develop specifications for an open, end-to-end solution that will facilitate development and deployment of interactive, personalized IPTV services-- has announced the publication of an update (Release...

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