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HickoryTech Taps Nokia Siemens' IPTV Platform to Facilitate Development of Third-Party Interactive TV Apps

HickoryTech , an integrated communications provider that operates a regional fiber network in Minnesota and Iowa, said Wednesday that it has tapped Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to provide it with a multiscreen IPTV platform that will enable it to offer personalizable interactive TV applications built by independent developers, as well as such advanced services as HDTV, PVR and fast channel-change. The HickoryTech-Nokia Siemens Networks contract also covers professional services, including care services, the companies say...

Verimatrix Teams with I-Systems to Deploy DVB-C/IPTV Hybrid Pay-TV System for Chilean Operator

--Deployment Also Employs GoBackTV Middleware and VOD Servers, Xavi Set-Top Boxes
Content security specialist, Verimatrix , said Tuesday that it has teamed with Santiago, Chile-based systems integrator, I-Systems , to deploy a hybrid DVB-C/IPTV system for Chilean operator, Gtd Manquehue. According to the company, I-Systems is using its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB as part of a digital TV platform that includes middleware and VOD servers from GoBackTV and hybrid set-top boxes from Xavi.

Gtd Manquehue's new hybrid TV service...

News Round-Up:

--BT Vision Planning to Launch VOD Advertising
--DirecTV Teams with Panasonic to Launch 3D Channels
--Groups Seek to Expand COPPA to Interactive TV, Other New Media
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: UK incumbent telco, BT , plans to introduce advertising in the first half of 2011 in association with the VOD programming it offers on its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered hybrid DTT/IP platform, BT Vision, Marc Watson, chief executive of TV and online services at BT Retail, told Media Week last week. "Absolutely we will look to offer...

AT&T U-verse TV's "My Multiview" App Lets Viewers Create Personalized Multiscreen Mosaics

AT&T on Tuesday unveiled My Multiview, a new interactive TV app for its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered U-verse TV IPTV platform that allows viewers to select the channels for their own Multiview (multiscreen mosaic) display (note: U-verse TV launched Sports, Kids and News Multiview apps in the fall of 2009, and this year has offered special Multiview apps for a number of major sporting events).

According to the company, the app lets viewers select...

BT in Deal to Offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 on its Hybrid DTT/IPTV Service, BT Vision

UK incumbent telco, BT , said Monday that it has signed a contract with BSkyB for the wholesale supply of the latter's Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels. The channels will be made available, via digital terrestrial, on BT's hybrid DTT/IP platform, BT Vision, the IP element of which is powered by Microsoft's Mediaroom software. They are slated to launch August 1st--i.e. in time for the August 14th kickoff of the UK Premier...

News Round-Up (IV): Fastweb-justAd.TV, FourthWall Media, Google TV-Logitech, Tim Kring, iN Demand

--IPTV Operator, Fastweb, Launches Interactive Ad Formats Powered by justAd.TV
--FourthWall Media-Commissioned Survey Shows "Overwhelming Consumer Demand" for Interactive TV
--Google Publishes Google TV Video, Logitech's Google TV Device to Be Called "Logitech Revue"
--"Heroes" Creator, Tim Kring, Teams with Nokia on ARG to "Effect Social Change" in the Real World
--iN Demand Promotes Two, Launches VOD Golf Tutorial Featuring Phil Mickelson
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. 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, please bear with us. We...

News Round-Up (V): IP Vision-Betfair, ITV Live, Layar, Libox, IPTV over EuroDOCSIS 3.0

--IP Vision in Interactive TV Betting Deal with Betfair
--ITV Live Attracts 1 Million+ Users in First Week
--AR Specialist, Layar, Announces Expanded Smartphone Distribution, Kooaba Partnership and More
--Libox Beta-Launches Platform for Personal Media Portability
--Magyar Telekom Delivers Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service over Cisco EuroDOCSIS 3.0 Infrastructure
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. 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, please bear with us. We...

News Round-Up (VI): Man Made Music-Schematic, Metrological-Softkinetic-Optrima, Mirada, Music Choice, OIPF

--Man Made Music Develops Sonic User Interface for Schematic Interactive "Touchwalls"
--Metrological, Softkinetic and Optrima in Partnership for 3D Gesture-Based Interactive TV Applications
--Mirada Names Paul Hastings UK Sales Director
--Music Choice Claims Record Weekly Interactions for SWRV
--OIPF Demo's End-to-End IPTV Delivery at Interop Event
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. 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, please bear with us. We...

News Round-Up (VIII): Time Warner Cable, Transpera, Two Way Limited

--Time Warner Cable Trialing "TV Everywhere" in NYC, Planning IPTV Trial
--Transpera Appoints New CEO, COO
--Two Way Limited Launches its Tab Active Interactive TV Wagering App in Queensland, South Australia
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Time Warner Cable is currently trialing a "TV Everywhere" service (i.e. an online programming service for authenticated cable subscribers) in New York City and is planning a trial...

News Round-Up (I)

--ADB Supplying Interactive TV-Enabled HD Set-Top Boxes to Poland's INEA
--AFDESI Announces New Board
--Amino Reports "Record" H1 Revenues, Secures IP Set-Top Deal with Romtelecom
--BBC to Offer Extensive Red-Button Coverage of Glastonbury Festival
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. ADB has announced that it is supplying Polish cable operator, INEA , with two interactive TV-enabled HD set-top boxes: the ADB-5810CD and the ADB-5810CDX...

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