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News Round-Up (V): ITV Player, NBC, Pace-MultiChoice

--Report: ITV Looking to Launch ITV Player App on Smartphones
--NBC Invites Viewers to Create "Fanisode" of "The Office"
--Pace Develops New HD DVR for South Africa's MultiChoice
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. UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is in talks with Apple , RIM (BlackBerry) and Google (Android) about launching a mobile app for its ITV Player programming catch-up...

New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on the Smartphone as an Interactive Companion Device for TV

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition focuses on the potential of the smartphone as an interactive companion device for television, and features detailed scenarios provided by Paula Suthern and Roger Demuth of ThirdWave Interactive .

(Note: The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be publishing on a...

News Round-Up (VIII)

--TV Genius Wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
--Verizon FiOS TV Launches International Soccer Widget
--V Cast Now Available on Verizon Wireless's Android-Based Smartphones
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. TV search and recommendations specialist, TV Genius , has announced that it has won a Red Herring Top 100 Europe award. "We're delighted to...

Mobile Interactive TV Veteran, Kai Buehler, Named US CEO of Mobile Marketing Company, mms

--Transpera Raises $9 Million in BlackBerry Partners-Led Third Round of Funding
Mobile marketing company, mobile messaging solutions ( mms ), said Wednesday that it has appointed Kai Buehler as its US CEO. According to the company, Buehler, who for the past four years has led MindMatics' North American operations, will be tasked with leading its efforts to increase its presence in the US mobile marketing and interactive TV spaces. He will be based out of the company's new Los Angeles office.

Buehler succeeds...

AT&T to Offer Extensive Interactive TV, VOD, Online and Mobile Coverage of World Cup

--AT&T U-verse TV to Offer its First-Ever Spanish-Language Interactive TV Application
AT&T on Tuesday unveiled its plans for interactive TV, VOD, online and mobile coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup . Among other things, the plans call for the telco to offer the first-ever Spanish-language interactive TV application to run on its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV platform, U-verse TV.

According to AT&T, the U-verse TV Spanish-language app--which will be available at no extra charge on channel 3001 and which is the result of...

Report: Apple Developing $99 Apple TV Based on iPhone 4 Architecture and OS

--Hulu Blocks New Version of Hillcrest Labs' Kylo TV Web Browser
--Boxee Seeking to Attract BBC iPlayer, Other UK Content Providers, to its Platform
--Wolfgang's Vault App Launches on Boxee
The blog Engadget reported last week that it had received a tip--which it said had been confirmed by "a source very close to Apple "--about the next generation of Apple TV , a platform whose current incarnation has been famously described by CEO Steve Jobs as a "hobby." According to the blog, the new version of Apple TV has been in development for some time now (i.e. before Google announced its new Android-based Google TV...

News Round-Up

--BBC iPlayer, Sky Mobile TV, Livestation Now Available for Apple iPad
--BBC Announces Red-Button Interactive TV Programming Line-Up through June 18th
--CRTC Allows Advertising on VOD programs
--CJ HelloVision Launches Social TV-Enabled Broadband Video Service
--DMGT Fined £225,000 for Closing Teletext
--Fox Mobile Beta-Launches Bitbop Mobile TV Service
--Overlay TV Powers Interactive Video for Tory Burch
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: In time for the Apple iPad's launch in the UK, 1) the BBC has announced the availability in beta of an iPad version of the BBC iPlayer, that is based on the so-called iPlayer "Bigscreen site"; 2) Sky has announced the availability in the Apple App Store of an iPad version of Sky Mobile TV; and 3)...

Verizon FiOS TV Expands Availability of its Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager Apps

--Adds New Features to Mobile Remote
Verizon said Wednesday that it is expanding the availability of two of the mobile applications--Mobile Remote and Remote DVR Manager--that it offers to customers of its FiOS TV service, and that it is also adding new features to the Mobile Remote app.

Effective immediately, Verizon says, Mobile Remote can be downloaded to a range of additional smartphones: the Droid Eris by HTC, the Droid Incredible by HTC, the HTC Touch Pro2 from...

metaio Launches Commercial and Residential Real Estate Search on its junaio Mobile AR Platform

--New Services Enabled through Partnerships with Rofo and HotPads
Munich-based augmented reality specialist, metaio , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that it has partnered with commercial real estate search service, Rofo , and with rental housing search service, HotPads, to launch separate real estate search services from those companies on its junaio mobile AR platform (note: version 2.0 of junaio is currently available as a free app for the iPhone 3GS and is slated to be available soon on Android devices).
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Veeple Demo's Prototype Interactive Video Platform for Mobile Phones

Veeple said Tuesday that it has developed a version of its interactive video platform for mobile devices. A video posted by the company on its Web site shows its new mobile interactive video platform--which is still a prototype--working on a Droid handset. "In this video," the company explains on its corporate blog, "Veeple's SVP of user experience, Doug Broomfield, demonstrates the interactive video experience for the first time for [his brother] Veeple CEO, Scott Broomfield...

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