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News Round-Up (VII): Project Canvas, Orange, Five, Redbox, MP3tunes, Roku, S3 Group, BSkyB

--Reports: Orange May Join Project Canvas, Five May Re-Join
--Redbox Planning to Offer Video Streaming
--MP3tunes Support Lets Roku Customers Play their Personal Music Collections on the TV
--S3 Group Trumpeting its Work on Sky's New HD Set-Top Boxes
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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 mobile phone company, Orange , is considering becoming a member of Project Canvas , according to a report in The Guardian (note: Project Canvas is...

Roku Launches Developer Contest for its OTT Platform

OTT specialist, Roku , has launched a contest that is designed to encourage the development of channels (apps) for its platform. The contest invites developers to build apps in six categories, with the winner of each category receiving $5,000 and an overall winner receiving an additional $5,000. The categories are 1) Video, which will be judged by Revision3 CEO, Jim Louderback; 2) Music or Audio, which will be judged by Michael Endelman, a senior editor...

MOG to Offer its Digital Music Service on Roku OTT Devices

Web-based on-demand music listening service, MOG , said Tuesday that it has secured its first consumer electronics partnership--with OTT specialist, Roku (note: last week, Roku--which also offers Pandora's linear streaming music service--announced a deal with Clearleap to bring cable operators' VOD services to its set-tops, and also announced the launch of five new channels on its platform--see the articles published on itvt.com, June 25th and 27th). According to the company, starting later this summer, Roku...

News Round-Up (VI): Roku, Showtime, SyFy-IGN.com

--OTT Service, Roku, Launches Five More Channels
--Showtime Launches Three-Screen Interactive Experience for "The Real L Word"
--SyFy, IGN.com Launch Online Production Site to Enable Viewers to Create a Movie
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). OTT specialist, Roku , has announced the launch of five more channels on its platform: Sunimi , Roxwel (free rock, metal and indie music videos), Spacevidcast (live and on-demand programming about human space...

News Round-Up (III): BrightLine, Chad, Matt & Rob, Clearleap-Roku, Clikthrough, Comcast-NDS

--BrightLine iTV Study Shows Hispanic Viewers More Likely to Engage with Interactive TV Advertising
--Chad, Matt & Rob Release Trailer for their First FremantleMedia-Backed "Interactive Adventure"
--Clearleap, Roku Partner to Enable Operators, Premium Programmers to Offer VOD on Roku OTT STB's
--Clikthrough Creates "Interactive Stylepad" for Armani Exchange
--Comcast Taps NDS as Prime Integrator for tru2way, Says It Is "Committed" to CableLabs' tru2way RI
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. We...

News Round-Up (VI)

--Pace to Incorporate WiFi into Set-Tops
--Red Bee Powering Web-Based iPhone Simulcast Streaming App for ITV
--Roku Launches Six More Channels on its OTT Platform
--SeaChange Expands Board of Directors in Compromise Deal with Investor
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. UK-based set-top box company, Pace , has announced that it has joined the WiFi Alliance and that it will incorporate WiFi technology into certain...

Unicorn Media Adds Support for Video Syndication to Roku Player

--RadioTime, Bigstar.tv to Launch Channels on Roku OTT Platform
Video workflow optimization technology provider, Unicorn Media , said Wednesday that it has added platform support for the Roku Player . Through its support of the Roku OTT platform, the company says, it is able to provide expanded reach into the living room for content owners who utilize its suite of video publishing services (note: the Roku platform currently offers around 30 channels of entertainment content, including movies, TV shows, live sports, music and photo viewing).

News Round-Up

--Brightcove Launches Operations in France
--Google Launches WebM Open Web Media Project
--Kyte Launches Android SDK and Application Framework
--QuickPlay Media Launches PrimeTime2Go on Android-Powered Motorola Smartphones
--Project Canvas Gets Green Light from Office of Fair Trading
--Roku Publishes Demo Videos of its New Netflix UI and its UFC Channel
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Broadband video platform provider, Brightcove , has announced the official launch of company operations in France. It has opened an office in Paris and appointed Henri Hallynck as director of regional sales for France. It has also announced a strategic partnership with Hub Sales, and customer wins with Societe Generale, Audi France and Roche. The company has...

OTT Specialist, Roku, in Multi-Year Deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

--Two New Subscription-Based Channels--Kung Fu Theater and Cowboy Classics--also Launch on Roku
--Sony Teams with FIFA to Stream World Cup Programming on Bravia Connected TV Devices in Europe
--Playcast's Games-On-Demand System Now Supports HD
--Netflix Now Supporting Instant Streaming of HD Titles to PC's and Macs
OTT specialist, Roku , and pay-per-view event provider, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) , announced a multi-year deal, late Sunday, that will see all major UFC events featured on Roku, starting with the May 29th UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans PPV event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "We are always looking at the latest technology and the newest ways to bring the UFC experience to our fans," UFC president, Dana White, said in a prepared...

News Round-Up (VII)

--Mixed Signals' Sentry Now Supports Monitoring of EBIF-Based Interactive TV Apps
--Motorola to Unveil New Medios Multiscreen Service Management Software, New M3 VOD Servers
--Mozaik Launches Interactive Video App for Apple iPad
--NBA Digital Expands NBA Game Time to TV via Deals with Roku, Vizio
--NDS Secures Wins with Sky Deutschland, Kabel Deutschland, R, Hathway
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. Digital content monitoring solutions specialist, Mixed Signals , has announced the addition of new capabilities to its Sentry product which it says will enable it to monitor interactive...

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