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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/19/14 (IV): Sky, Jaunt, HbbTV 2.0, MHP, HBO, Hearst Digital Studios, Hulu, Jinni, Justin.tv, Twitch, LG, Liberty Global, Maker Studios, Zealot Networks, NBCU, Xbox

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2014 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): NorDig, HbbTV, MHP, PlayJam, Miniclip, Amazon, Pushbutton

--HbbTV Replaces MHP as NorDig's API for Advanced IRD's
--PlayJam in Connected-TV Games Partnership with Miniclip
--Amazon Relocates Pushbutton to Larger Offices to Accommodate Growth
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. NorDig (note: the latter is an organization that is specifying a common digital-TV platform for Scandinavia and the Republic of Ireland) has announced that it has replaced DVB-MHP with HbbTV as the API for advanced integrated receivers and decoders (IRD's). "NorDig has specified a common API for interactive services...

ADB to Power MHP-Based HD Interactive TV for Indonesian Pay-TV Operator, First Media

Geneva-based set-top box/digital TV technology provider, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) , said Tuesday that Indonesian pay-TV operator, First Media , will use its products and solutions to deploy what it bills as Indonesia's first HD pay-TV service. The deal is ADB's first in the Indonesian market. According to the company, its technologies will enable First Media customers to access a range of advanced services, including interactive TV and VOD, in addition to HDTV.
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Icareus Delivers Range of Interactive TV Solutions to Radio Television Brunei

Helsinki-based interactive TV company, Icareus (note: the company's offerings include a range of authoring and delivery solutions for MHP, OCAP/tru2way, MHEG and other platforms, as well as an extensive catalog of off-the-shelf interactive TV games and other applications), contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that it has delivered a range of interactive TV solutions to Bruneian national broadcaster, Radio Television Brunei (RTB) . The broadcaster--which operates five digital TV channels, RTB 1 and...

SeaChange to Acquire VividLogic

--VividLogic's Offerings Include tru2way, MHP and Wireless Gateway Solutions
VOD technology provider, SeaChange International , announced last week that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of VividLogic , a privately owned, California-based provider of software and services to cable operators, set-top box manufacturers and consumer electronics suppliers, whose competitors include Alticast, ADB's Osmosys and enableTV. According to SeaChange, VividLogic's software products include tru2way, MHP and Globally Executable MHP (GEM)-based IPTV operability for set-top box and CE manufacturers,...

Scoop: Interactive TV Software Company, Alticast, to Open Engineering Center in Wroclaw, Poland

--Says Move Is In Response to Imminent Publishing of GEM 1.2 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Middleware
Korean MHP, tru2way and Blu-ray specialist, Alticast , will later this week announce that it has opened an engineering center in Wroclaw, Poland. The company says that the expansion is in response to "the steady growth of the European MHP/GEM interactive middleware and the imminent publishing of GEM 1.2 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband interactive middleware."

According to Alticast, Wroclaw--a city with a population of 635,280, which until the end of World War II...

ADB Launches Interactive Digital Terrestrial HDTV Set-Top Box for Italian Retail Market

--i-CAN3810-HD Supports MHP-Based Interactive TV Services via Ethernet Port
Geneva-based set-top box company, Advanced Digital Broadcast (note: the company, generally referred to as ADB, is the corporate stablemate of interactive TV software and services specialists, Vidiom Systems and Osmosys), announced last week that it has launched its first high-definition interactive digital terrestrial set-top box for the Italian retail market. According to the company, the i-CAN3810T-HD, as the box is branded, is being distributed in retail outlets throughout Italy by ADB partner ZAP, and will...

MHP/tru2way Specialist, Alticast Reveals its Exhibit Plans for IBC

Korean MHP, tru2way and Blu-ray specialist, Alticast , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know about its exhibit plans (Hall 1, Booth 1.C35) for the IBC show in Amsterdam later this week. Among other things, the company plans to unveil what it bills as "the world's first single-middleware, dual-interactive commercialized hybrid receiver," which is powered by its Alticaptor middleware. According to the company, such hybrid receivers "represent the future of broadcasting," enabling viewers to enjoy...

ADB Launches MHP-Enabled Interactive TV Set-Top Box for Italy's New Tivu Sat Platform

Geneva-based Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) last week announced the launch of an interactive digital satellite set-top box, the i-CAN1110SH, designed for Italy's new Tivu Sat platform. The box--which will be marketed under the i-CAN brand and which is the first ADB satellite product to be deployed in Italy--will be distributed in retail outlets throughout the country by ADB's distribution partner, ZAP. Tivu Sat is a free-to-air satellite TV service which is jointly owned by Italian...

EXCLUSIVE: Alticast Appoints Former Vidiom Systems GM, David Housman, as CEO of Alticast Americas

--Jeff Berenson Replaces Housman at Vidiom
MHP, tru2w ay and Blu-ray specialist, Alticast , will shortly announce that it has appointed David Housman as CEO of its Alticast Americas arm. Housman was most recently SVP and general manager of rival Vidiom Systems , and has been replaced at that company by Jeff Berenson , who was formerly VP of integration and deployment. According to Alticast, Housman, who the company says has 25 years of technology and business development experience, will spearhead...

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