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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, DISH Network, GetGlue

--Technical Lead for BBC News on Connected TV Outlines Best Practices for TV Software Design
--DISH Launches Independence Day Promotion for its DISH Cinema VOD Service
--GetGlue Launches Mobile Web Site, Sees 100% Check-In Growth since March
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: In a posting on a BBC blog, Robert Hardy, the technical lead for the recently unveiled BBC News app for connected TV's (see the article published on itvt.com, June 20th), has outlined his team's six TV software design best practices: "1) Our internal data sources need to be platform-neutral--meaning we can...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Music Choice, Verizon FiOS, NBC, Netgem, Virgin Mobile France

--Music Choice's Interactive Music Video Network, SWRV, Launches on Verizon FiOS TV
--NBC Launches NBC.com App for iPad
--Netgem Tapped to Power Virgin Mobile France's Virgin Mobile Box TV Offering
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: Verizon FiOS TV has launched Music Choice's interactive music video network, SWRV , in all its markets. The launch of the SWRV linear-TV channel, which is available to FiOS TV Extreme HD and Ultimate HD subscribers on channel 1799, follows the recent launch on Verizon FiOS TV of a Music Choice...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Oxygen Media, PRTC, Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, Samsung

--Oxygen Media Promotes Social/Interactive TV Executive, Jennifer Kavanagh
--PRTC Deploys Alcatel-Lucent's Microsoft Mediaroom-based IPTV Solution
--Samsung Smart View App Lets Users Share Content between Smart TV's and Mobile Devices
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: Oxygen Media has promoted Jennifer Kavanagh from VP to SVP of digital. "In her new position, she will be responsible for leading the strategic initiatives and revenue-focused objectives on all of Oxygen's digital and social platforms including mobile, apps, interactive TV, gaming and content distribution," the network states in its press...

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...

New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on Mobile Commerce

[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition features an interview with Mark Binns , chief marketing officer at Mobio Identity Systems , who discusses a recent survey his company conducted of consumer attitudes to mobile payments.

New iTV Doctor Column Features Interview with Appsolute Media's Alex Libkind

[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition features an interview with Zodiac Interactive co-founder, Alex Libkind , who discusses his new company, Appsolute Media , and the adaptive streaming technology of its partner, Crystal Reality, which it is attempting to bring to the US.

FourthWall Launches AirCommand Solution to Link Mobile Devices to EBIF-Enabled Set-Tops

--Also Unveils EBIF User Agent and Platform Server for Motorola Set-Tops
FourthWall Media , the EBIF-focused interactive TV software company formally known as BIAP (note: the company, whose customers and partners include Comcast Media Center, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Rovi and DISH Network claims that its solutions have been deployed in over 24 million set-top boxes), is unveiling two new products at the CableLabs Winter Conference in Atlanta this week:

The first new product, AirCommand, is described by the company as...

Brightcove Powering New Interactive Children's "Edutainment" Service, Mobile MUM

--Four New Projects Added to Open Source @ Brightcove

WebTView Launches Mobile Extension for its OTT Video Platform

MIG Wins Extension of its Contract to Power Mobile Interactive TV Services for Channel 5

--Company Recently Launched New Platform, Secured Exclusive Three-Year Deal with ITV
Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) , a UK-based company that specializes in enabling mobile phone-based interactive TV experiences, said Monday that it has secured a two-year renewal of its contract with UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 5 , to power all the latter's mobile interactive services. According to the company, the Channel 5 contract will see it: Implementing a mobile CRM strategy to encourage viewer interactivity and drive viewer loyalty. Driving participation in the broadcaster's flagship...

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