enableTV Releases DV-TIDE 2.1 PC-Based Headend Solution for ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way

enableTV , the interactive TV software and services company that in 2008 was spun out of Vidiom Systems by Vidiom founder, Tim Wahlers (see the article published on itvt.com, September 29th, 2008), last week announced the release of version 2.1 of its DV-TIDE PC-based headend solution for ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way application delivery. According to the company, DV-TIDE 2.1 supports host control over multiple DV-TIDE systems with a combined channel map, and delivery of bound and...

itaas in EBIF Deal with Charter Communications

itaas --an Atlanta-based company which provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), and which earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, May 11th) announced that it had ported the EBIF user agent of Comcast-subsidiary, TVWorks, to Cisco set-top boxes--today (Wednesday) announced that it has signed an agreement with Charter Communications that includes licensing, installation and support for the TVWorks ETV platform...

Round-Up (VII)

--Showtime Said to Be Developing TV Everywhere-Type Service
--Sigma Launches Version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, Featuring EBIF Support
--Speed's New Broadband Video Channel to Be Available to Pay-TV Subs via Authentication
--VividLogic Announces Commercially Available tru2way Solution, Integrated with CableLabs' OCAP RI
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. CBS-owned Showtime is developing an authentication-based "TV Everywhere"-type broadband video service for its subscribers, according to a report by Bloomberg. IP service fulfillment solutions specialist, Sigma Systems , has announced version 2.0 of its Subscriber Information Service, which it says offers EBIF support and several other new...

enableTV Launches Modular "cablewidgets" Platform for Interactive TV App Deployment

--Also Releases DV-TIDE 2.0, a PC-Based Headend Solution for VOD, EPG, and Application Testing
enableTV , the interactive TV software and services company that was spun out of Vidiom Systems last year by Vidiom founder, Tim Wahlers ( see article published on itvt.com, September 29th ), announced Monday that it has developed a modular platform for interactive TV application deployment that uses proprietary software components called "cablewidgets." According to the company, each cablewidget is an individual interactive software application that can be combined with others to offer a multi-functional...

OEDN.net Hosting Free OCAP/tru2way Interactive TV Stopwatch Application

OEDN.net (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards and whose backers include Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter and Bright House, said Tuesday that it is now hosting its first free OCAP/tru2way sample application, a simple stopwatch app. The app, which is available for download by registered OEDN.net users, uses the "play" button...

CableLabs, Canoe Ventures Unveil Advanced Advertising 1.0 Specification (NEW)

At the NCTA Cable Show in Washington, DC Monday, US cable industry research, development and standardization body, CableLabs, and Canoe Ventures--the company that is implementing Project Canoe, the US cable industry's initiative to create a national unified platform for interactive and addressable advertising (it is backed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House)-- announced a new draft reference architecture specification that is designed to further the development of advanced cable advertising...

[itvt] Radio: The Weather Channel's Tom Pratt Discusses its ITV Offerings

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Tom Pratt , VP of programming and product development at The Weather Channel , discusses the channel's interactive TV offerings and strategy. Topics covered include why The Weather Channel views implementing interactive TV as a high priority; the channel's commitment to ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way; its applications on DISH Network and DirecTV; the infrastructure that enables those apps; and...

[itvt] Presents... The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009

InteractiveTV Today [itvt], the first, best and most widely read news source on interactive and multiplatform television, is pleased to present the third annual TV of Tomorrow Show , March 10th-11th (Tuesday-Wednesday), 2009 in San Francisco, California at the famous Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The first two TV of Tomorrow Shows were praised by sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees not only as true experts' conferences that attracted a veritable "who's who" of the...

EchoStar Signs CableLabs' tru2way Host Device License Agreement

--Company's European Arm Begins Major Push for the EMEA Region

Macrovision Signs CableLabs' tru2way Implementers' Agreement

--Secures Multiple EPG Deals for Latin America and Europe