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Interview: ActiveVideo President and CEO, Jeff Miller

Last week (see the article published on itvt.com, September 26th), cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , announced that it had resolved its long-running patent dispute with Verizon . While the terms of the settlement are confidential, according to ActiveVideo it sees Verizon paying it the $260 million previously ordered by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as "an additional unspecified amount of money." It also sees the companies...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Lionsgate, Facebook, Netflix, Nuance, LG Electronics

--Lionsgate Releases "Abduction" on Facebook
--Class-Action Lawsuit Claims Netflix Management Misled Investors over State of its Streaming Business
--Nuance's Dragon TV Voice-Control Platform Powering LG's Magic Remote
Due to the large volume of news generated by last week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): ITC, Cablevision, Verizon, CBS, Cox, CTAM, Canoe

--ITC Rules for Cablevision in Patent Dispute with Verizon
--CBS Launches "48 Hours Mystery" App for iPad
--Cox Expands MyPrimetime VOD Programming Line-Up
--CTAM Announces "iTV Idol" Finalists
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Cablevision 's set-top boxes do not infringe on Verizon 's US patent No. 6,381,748 ("Apparatus and methods for network access using a set-top box and television"). In a notice published Tuesday, the ITC cites a judgment by the US District Court for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, Verizon, Avail-TVN, Univision, Stingray Digital

--ActiveVideo Networks Files for Injunction against Verizon
--Avail-TVN in Video Distribution Services Agreement with Univision
--Avail-TVN Expands Relationship with Stingray, Launches Managed MPEG-4 Delivery Solution
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. Cloud-based interactive TV...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Bravo, OkCupid, Cablevision, Viacom, DirecTV

--Bravo Teams with OkCupid on Interactive Promotion for "Most Eligible Dallas"
--Cablevision and Viacom Resolve Litigation over Cablevision's Live Streaming iPad App
--DirecTV to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of 2011 PGA Championship
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. Bravo is teaming...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo Networks, Verizon, BBC, Boxee

--ActiveVideo Awarded $115 Million in Patent-Infringement Case against Verizon FiOS
--New Version of BBC iPlayer for Connected-TV Platforms Launched
--Boxee Launches iPad App, New Boxee Box Firmware Release
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. Cloud-based interactive TV...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Twentieth Century Fox, Cablevision, Verizon, Verismo, Verimatrix

--Twentieth Century Fox to Allow Blu-ray Customers to Transfer Movies to Android Smartphones
--USITC Rules in Cablevision's Favor on Four of the Five STB Patents at Stake in Dispute with Verizon
--OTT Specialist, Verismo Networks, Taps Verimatrix for Content Protection
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: Twentieth Century Fox has struck a deal with Google that will enable consumers who purchase certain of its Blu-ray disc movies (starting in October with "X-Men: First Class") to download a digital file of the movie to their PC and then sideload it to their Android smartphone, the Financial Times reported...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Rovi, HP, Best Buy, Ziggo, DigiForge

--Rovi's RoxioNow Supporting HP MovieStore App on HP TouchPad
--Rovi in Deal to Support Best Buy's CinemaNow Service in Canada
--Rovi Loses EPG Patent-Infringement Case against Dutch Cable Operator, Ziggo
--Rovi Acquires DigiForge
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: Rovi said Wednesday that its RoxioNow platform (which it acquired via its $720 million purchase of Sonic Solutions earlier this year--for more on the acquisition, see the interview with Rovi's EVP of product management and marketing, Corey Ferengul, published on itvt.com, January 7th) is powering a new HP MovieStore application for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo Networks, Verizon, BBC Worldwide, Samsung, BeeTV

--ActiveVideo-Verizon Patent Infringement Trial Begins
--BBC Worldwide Launches Video and Text News Service for Samsung Connected TV's
--BeeTV Launches "Twitter Client for TV"
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: ActiveVideo Networks ' patent-infringement lawsuit against Verizon (see the article published on itvt.com, June 1st, 2010) is now being heard in US District Court. The lawsuit centers on technologies that were patented by then-Virginia Beach resident, Leo Hoarty, in the early 1990's, and Tim McGlone of local newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot, has...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Time Warner Cable, Tremor Video, Viacom, Cablevision

--Time Warner Cable to Launch African-American-Targeted Talk Show on VOD
--Tremor Video Claims Success for Interactive Video Ad for Nokia E7
--Viacom Sues Cablevision over iPad Live Streaming App
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: Time Warner Cable has announced the winners of a three-month-long contest to find on-air talent for "Born to Shine," a talk show that is targeted at African-Americans and that it plans to launch this fall on its VOD platform. The UK branch of online video advertising network provider, Tremor Video (formerly...

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