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News Round-Up (VI): Mirada, Ericsson, Nagravision (OpenTV), EchoStar Europe, NDS

--Mirada to Integrate Navi EPG with Ericsson's IPTV Middleware
--Nagravision Field-Tests OpenTV nX with Zon TVCabo, Ports OpenTV Middleware to New EchoStar Europe DVR
--NDS News: First Field Trial for Snowflake, Low-Cost DVR-Like STB's, PAKT Deal, Jungo USB Solution for STB's
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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,...

SnapTV to Launch Browser-Based UI for Fast Deployment of Interactive IPTV Services

SnapTV --an Oslo-based company that bills itself as providing customized, turnkey IPTV, VOD, PVR and OTT systems for small and medium-sized ISP's, residential and commercial buildings and the hospitality and healthcare spaces--contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it plans to launch a turnkey, browser-based user interface at IBC which it claims will bring IPTV services to market in record time.

Dubbed my.snap.tv, the new interface application is billed by the...

OIPF Publishes Release 2 of its End-to-End Specifications for IPTV

--Singapore Government Project Recommends OIPF Specs
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 (founding members include Ericsson, FT Group, Nokia Siemens, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Telecom Italia)--on Tuesday announced the publication of Release 2 of its global end-to-end specifications for IPTV. According to the...

News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo Networks, ANT, Ocean Blue, AT&T, Microsoft

--ActiveVideo Networks to Demo Cloud-Based 3D TV User Interface at IBC
--ANT, Ocean Blue Partner to Develop Integrated HbbTV/Connected-TV Solution
--Report: AT&T Working to Enable U-verse TV on Xbox 360
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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...

justAd.TV to Unveil Technology that Lets Operators Run Internet-Style Ads on Non-Linear TV

--Technology Is Targeted at Cable, Satellite and IPTV Operators and HbbTV Broadcasters
Israeli interactive TV advertising company, justAd.TV , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know about its exhibit plans (Booth 5.B09s) for the IBC. The company, which is appearing at the show for the first time, says that it will launch a complete TV advertising system that is designed to enable cable, satellite and IPTV operators and HbbTV broadcasters to apply "Internet-style" advertising to non-linear entertainment services, such as VOD and DVR-recorded content. The system has...

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Launch Subscription-Based Broadband VOD Service
--Report: New Apple TV Device to Feature Netflix Access
--BeeSmart Announces New Release of its Interactive TV Middleware
--Boxee Invites Users to Choose Tagline for its Boxee Box
--Epix Live Lets Viewers Interact with On-Screen Talent
--Netgem Upgrades Telekom Slovenia's Legacy IPTV Infrastructure
--SingTel Launches TV App Store, Video Search Engine
--Softel Launches MultiText for Streamlined Multilanguage Subtitle and Caption Processing
--Yoostar Now Available for Mac
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Amazon is attempting to create a subscription-based broadband VOD service, and has proposed the idea to various media companies, including NBC Universal, Time Warner and Viacom, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal." The service would be available through the Web or through devices (such as the Roku platform) that already provide access...

News Round-Up (I): ActionView, Comcast, Amino, AT&T

--ActionView International in Deal to Offer Mixed Martial Arts Programming on Comcast VOD
--Amino to Launch "Amino Solutions" Offering, Focus on OTT Solutions, at IBC
--AT&T Launches Interactive TV Account Manager App
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Pay-per-view event promoter, ActionView International , and its subsidiary, MatchFights , have announced that their World Championship Full Contact (WCFC) mixed martial arts events are now available on Comcast 's VOD service in the Mountain West region "with plans to expand the offerings...

News Round-Up (II): BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BT, Disney-ABC

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through September 10th
--BBC Director-General Thompson Floats Plans for International Expansion of BBC iPlayer
--BT, Disney in Deal to Launch New ABC-Branded VOD Service on BT Vision
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through September 10th. In his MacTaggart Lecture at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival last week, BBC director-general, Mark Thompson , revealed that the...

News Round-Up (V): Minerva Networks, Netflix, NetPlay TV

--Minerva Networks Powering Interactive TV Widget-Enabled IPTV Offering for Costa Rica's ICE
--Netflix Launches iPhone/iPod Touch App
--NetPlay TV's New iPhone App Lets Users Interact with its Interactive TV Gambling Programming
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. IPTV middleware provider, Minerva Networks , has announced that ICE , the incumbent telco and electricity provider in Costa Rica, has selected its fourth-generation iTVManager platform to power triple-play services. According to Minerva, the IPTV component of that service offering will include network-based...

News Round-Up (VII): Orca Interactive, Alpha Networks, YouGov, YouTube

--Viaccess's Orca Interactive Teams with Alpha Networks to Demo turnKeyTV IPTV Solution at IBC
--New YouGov Survey Appears to Show Significant Consumer Interest in Interactive TV
--Report: YouTube in Negotiations to Launch Streaming VOD Service
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Viaccess and its IPTV middleware and content-discovery subsidiary, Orca Interactive , have announced that they will demo a white-label IPTV solution in Orca's booth (2.B40) at the IBC in Amsterdam next month. The "turnKeyTV" solution, which employs set-tops from China's Yuxing and service...

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