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News Round-Up (IV)

--FCC Grants Studios Waiver of Laws Covering "Selectable Output Technology"
--Intek Digital Licenses ANT Galio Suite for HbbTV
--itaas Ports TVWorks EBIF User Agent to Cisco Set-Top Boxes
--itaas, Openet Team on Demo of Real-Time Order Fulfillment and Upsell Applications
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. The FCC has granted MPAA-member studios a waiver of laws governing "selectable output technology," thus providing them with the legal ability to turn off any secondary outputs on TV's and set-top boxes during the viewing of any film not yet available on DVD. The goal of the...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Hillcrest Labs Launches Half-Price Promotion for its Loop Pointer
--Israeli Start-Up, Interlude, Demo's Interactive Video Platform
--Addressable Advertising Specialist, Invidi, Secures $23 Million+ in Google-Led Series D Round
--itaas Develops tru2way-Based Twitter App, Plans Extensive Interactive TV Showcase at Cable Show
--itaas Develops Three New Interactive TV Apps for iN Demand
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. Hillcrest Labs has launched a $49 promotion for its Loop Pointer in-air mouse/remote control device. The device is usually priced at $99. An Israeli start-up called Interlude presented...

News Round-Up (VII)

--Clearleap, itaas Develop EBIF App for Continuous, Lean-Back Viewing of Short-Form VOD
--Ustream Launches in Japan
--Verizon Adds YouTube Access, Internet Radio to FiOS TV, Extends Media Manager to All HD Subs
--Virgin Media Launches Online VOD Service, "Virgin Media Online Movies"
--Vidiactive Launches Social TV Platform
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. Clearleap , an Atlanta-based company which offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, has announced that it has partnered...

Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV)

--Gotuit, ICE Innovative Technologies, Idioma, Immersive Media, Irdeto, Selevision, HTTV, itaas, ITV Network, Jinni, KickApps, Latens, Liveclicker, MatrixStream, MediaFriends, Minerva Networks, MobiTV, Motorola, Music Choice
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the fourth of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: Gotuit Media , a company that offers metadata technologies which, among other things, allow...

Cisco Taps itaas to Provide Enhancements and Support for SARA EPG

itaas , an Atlanta-based company that provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), announced Wednesday that it has secured an agreement with Cisco that designates it as the source for ongoing enhancements to and support for the existing Scientific-Atlanta Resident Application (SARA) viewing guide for Cisco's Explorer set-top box platform.

Under the terms of the deal, itaas says, it will...

itaas Expands Facilities and Staff in Anticipation of "Significant Growth" in Interactive TV in 2010

itaas , an Atlanta-based company that provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV, tru2way and IPTV solutions), announced Monday that it is expanding its facilities and staff across its US and Indian offices, in order to respond to what it says has been a "significant increase of IP and cable technology initiatives across multiple platforms," and in anticipation of what it expects will be "significant growth" in...

Round-Up of Recent News from itaas

--Deals with Comcast's TVWorks, Cox, BIAP, Time Warner Cable
Earlier this month, [itvt] reported that Atlanta-based interactive TV technologies and services company, itaas, 1) has been tapped by Cox Communications to provide support for developers creating, testing and launching ITV applications for the cable MSO's tru2way and ETV-EBIF implementation, via its flagship itaas istart Developer Program; and 2) has licensed an EBIF engine developed by Comcast-owned TVWorks and is now offering cable operators an EBIF deployment package that includes a license, deployment support, and...

Cox Taps itaas to Support Development of EBIF and tru2way Applications

Atlanta-based interactive TV technologies and services company, itaas, says that it has been selected by Cox Communications to provide support for developers creating, testing and launching ITV applications for the cable MSO's tru2way and ETV-EBIF implementation, via its flagship itaas istart Developer Program. The program is currently providing support services for EBIF applications using the Aptiv guide on both Motorola and Cisco (Scientific-Atlanta) set-top boxes, and will at some point in the future also provide...

itaas Teams with Comcast on New Program to Accelerate EBIF Deployment (NEW)

Atlanta-based interactive TV technologies and services company, itaas, has announced that it is working with Comcast on a new program to "help cable operators quickly and reliably deploy a standard interactive television platform" based on CableLabs' EBIF specification. Under the terms of the companies' deal, itaas will license an EBIF engine developed by TVWorks (note: the latter, which was initially a joint venture between Comcast and Cox, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast),...

itaas in tru2way/ETV Deal with Comcast Media Center

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Adds Four New Members to its istart ETV Developer Program
Comcast Media Center (CMC) and Atlanta-based interactive TV technologies and services company, itaas, have signed a joint marketing agreement that they say will see them teaming to provide expanded tru2way- and ETV/EBIF-compliant application development and testing support for CMC's HITS AxIS platform. (Note: HITS AxIS--whose name stands for "Headend In The Sky Advanced Interactive Services," and which was developed in collaboration with Vidiom and TVWorks--is a centralized platform that operates on the NAS and DAC...

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