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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Roku, Walmart, S3 Group, Irdeto

--Roku in National Retail Deal with Walmart
--S3 Group to Showcase StormTest Development Center at CableNET
--Irdeto to Deploy S3's StormTest Development Center Enterprise-Wide
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: Roku has announced that its Roku XD player is now available in all Walmart stores across the US, where it is priced at $78. "With the Roku XD player now available at Walmart, customers can get dad the perfect gift just in time for Father's Day," Roku founder and CEO, Anthony...

Ireland's Magnet Networks Launches Social TV-Enabled Broadband Video Service

--Service Offers Free Live Streaming of Five Irish Channels, Twitter and Facebook Integration
Irish triple-play provider, Magnet Networks , has launched a free broadband video service, called Magnet WebTV, that offers live streaming of five Irish channels-- RTE1, Network 2, TV3, TG4 and 3e--and that features Twitter and Facebook integration to enable a social-TV experience.

News Round-Up (V): Limelight, Delve Networks, Motorola, Verizon FiOS TV, Notion

--Limelight Acquires Delve Networks
--Report: Motorola Developing Tablet Device for Verizon FiOS TV
--Ireland's Notion Develops "Meta-Mirror" Concept Platform for Two-Screen Interactive TV
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 few 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 apologize...

News Round-Up (V): RTE (MHEG), Music Choice, NDS

--MHEG Selected as Interactive Middleware for Ireland's National DTT Service
--Music Choice Launches "Back 2 School" Programming Promotion for its Interactive Channel, SWRV
--NDS Says New Hire Heralds Increased Focus on Advanced Advertising Solutions for Asia Pacific
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 few 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 apologize...

Ireland's RTE Launches Catch-Up TV Service

Irish public broadcaster, RTE, launched a new catch-up TV service on its RTE.ie Web site, Tuesday, making it possible for Irish broadband users (note: the service is geo-restricted) to access its television shows for anywhere from seven to 21 days after their linear broadcast. The service, located at www.rte.ie/player , is billed by the broadcaster as "click and play," in that it requires no registration, installation or download. At launch, the service offers around 200...

Deutsche Telekom's T-Home Taps emuse for VOD Promotion Application

Dublin, Ireland-based interactive TV authoring solutions provider, emuse, has been tapped by T-Home, the Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service of German incumbent telco, Deutsche Telekom, to develop a 24/7 application, called Videoload Presenter Entertain Inside, that offers subscribers VOD content recommendations, trailers, reviews and promos. According to the companies, the application provides subscribers with an improved experience when browsing and purchasing VOD content, and also enables new marketing and promotion opportunities to increase the uptake of...

DigiSoft in IPTV Deals with Sun Microsystems, Video Ezy

Cork, Ireland-based interactive TV and IPTV technology provider,
DigiSoft (note: the company, which has racked up some significant
successes in the Italian market, also operates offices in the US, the UK,
Singapore and New Zealand; for an in-depth interview with its CEO,
John Allen, see [itvt] Issue 6.40), announced earlier this month that it
has signed a global "Binary Value Added Partner" agreement with Sun
Microsystems for the distribution of a Java Platform Micro Edition
(Java ME)-based software stack for IPTV set-top boxes. The company
claims that the combination of Sun's Java technology-based media
client and its own middleware solution for IPTV set-tops will enable
service providers to quickly launch feature-rich, revenue-generating