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News Round-Up (IV)

--Metrological to Incorporate Technology from Fluendo into its OTT Platform
--MTS Launches TV-Based Caller ID
--NBC.com to Offer Range of Original Content to Complement April-May Sweeps Programming on NBC
--NDS to Highlight Products for Connected/Hybrid TV at ANGA Cable
--Ooyala Supports Management, Syndication and Analytics for YouTube Videos
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. Metrological has announced that it will incorporate technology from Fluendo into its Metroconnect Operating System, in order to ensure "superior quality" for OTT content...

News Round-Up (V)

--RadioactiveGiant Launches Series of Interactive TV Apps for Connected Platforms
--Report: Regulators May Use Veto Power over Comcast-NBCU Merger to Protect Web Video Start-Ups
--Rentrak in VOD Measurement Deals with Eurocinema, Tribeca Enterprises
--Report: Samsung Considering Developing Android-Based "Google TV's"
--SeaChange Sells Stake in Casa Systems
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. A Santa Monica-based company called RadioactiveGiant has announced that it has developed a series of branded TV apps that are slated for distribution this...

News Round-Up: Regulatory and Government

--Comcast: Union with NBCU Will Help "TV Everywhere" and Broadband Market in General
--NCTA Urges FCC not to Rush to Mandate "Standardized Gateway"
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of regulatory/government news for the past few days: In a Public Interest Statement filed with the FCC last week, Comcast argues that its proposed union...

News Round-Up: Interactive/Multiplatform TV Content

--Bravo in Partnership with Mobile Social Network, Foursquare
--Elisabeth Murdoch Stresses Importance of Social Media to Future of TV
--NBCU Unveils Plans for Measuring Multiplatform Viewing of its Olympics Coverage
--Sky Betting and Gaming Shifts Focus from Interactive TV to Online
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of interactive TV content news for the past few days: Bravo is set to announce a partnership with mobile social networking service, Foursquare , to...

Ensequence Hires ESPN, NBCU Veterans as VP's of Sales

Portland, Oregon-based interactive TV authoring solutions provider, Ensequence , announced Wednesday that it has added two more members to its sales team: Jeff Siegel and Manon Bone , who will both hold the title, VP of sales. According to Ensequence, Siegel (who previously worked at ESPN) and Bone (who previously worked at NBC Universal and Microsoft's MSN) bring a combined total of over 40 years of experience in sales, marketing and development of advanced media...

NBCU's Digital Studio to Develop "Brand-Centric" Interactive Entertainment

NBC Universal last week relaunched its Digital Studio, which is now
tasked with developing and producing "brand-centric" digital content
(including both episodic programming and what NBCU describes as
"deep interactive experiences"), distributing them across the company's
various digital properties, and also finding and developing quality
digital programming into which advertiser brands can be "organically
integrated." OMG Digital (in cooperation with its sister companies,...

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