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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CTAM, Samsung, Fashion TV, Shazam, Syfy, E! USA Network

--Multiple Oscar Winners and Nominees to Be Featured on Cable VOD during Academy Awards Run-Up
--Samsung in European Connected-TV Deal with Fashion TV
--Shazam Brings ACR-Powered Interactivity to Shows on Syfy, E!, USA Network
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Samsung CES News Round-Up

--Launches AdHub Interactive Ad Platform for its Smart TV's, Partners with Rovi and YuMe
--Redesigns Smart Hub UI with "Smart Interactions" Voice- and Motion-Control, and Other New Features
--Reveals Plans to Future-Proof its Connected TV's via "Smart Evolution"
--Launches Camera System that Brings Connected-TV Functionality to Regular HDTV's
--Expects to Achieve 20 Million App-Downloads Milestone this Month
--Launches New Family-Focused Apps
--Partners with Rovio to Bring "Angry Birds" to its Connected TV's
--Partners with DirecTV to Enable "Boxless" Viewing
--Will Offer UltraViolet-Powered "Disc to Digital" Feature on its Blu-ray Players
--Demo's Pay-TV Apps from Comcast, TWC
Samsung generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up: The company has launched Samsung AdHub , an interactive advertising platform for its Samsung Smart TV platform. "Through the newly announced AdHub service, brands can deliver 3D, video and interactive advertisements into the living room via Samsung's market-leading Smart TV's," it states in its press materials. "Samsung AdHub allows delivery of advertisements to the front page of Samsung's Smart TV interface, with...

Rovi CES News Round-Up

--Launches Second Generation of its TotalGuide Programming-Discovery Solution for Connected TV
--Launches TotalGuide on New Connected TV's from Toshiba
--Works with Samsung to Bring Interactive TV Advertising to Connected-TV Platforms
--Expands Feature Set, Device Support and Reach of its Rovi Entertainment Store
--Launches Digital Copy Solution to Enable Cloud Access to DVD and Blu-ray Disc Collections
--Adds Twitter Verified Accounts to Rovi Data
--Says Multiple Companies Now Using Rovi Cloud Services to Power Entertainment Apps
--Says Amlogic Will Launch First DivX Plus HD Certified Chipset for Android
Rovi generated a fair amount of news over the past couple of weeks at CES and beyond. Here is a round-up of recent major announcements from the company: The company has unveiled TotalGuide G2, the second-generation of its programming search and discovery solution for connected-TV platforms, which is slated for availability in the second quarter. "TotalGuide G2 will bring together a comprehensive range of Rovi technologies and services such as multimedia-rich and deeply descriptive entertainment...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): RCDb, Rovi, Flixster, Samsung, TWC, Verizon, DirecTV, Panasonic, LG

--RCDb, Rovi Power Flixster "Disc-to-Digital" App for Samsung Connected TV's
--Samsung Showcases Apps that Bring Comcast, TWC, Verizon FiOS, DirecTV Services to its Smart TV's
--TWC to Bring Pay-TV Service to Panasonic TV's, Verizon to Bring Pay-TV Service to LG Smart TV's
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Technicolor, Intel, Samsung, Vizio, TiVo

--Technicolor Launches Cloud-Based Media-Storage/Second-Screen App, M-GO
--TiVo Research Shows OTT and Recorded TV Viewership Surpassing Live TV
--TiVo Releases New Premiere Software, Android App, Demo's Streaming to iPads
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Hillcrest Labs, Humax, SeaChange, tru2way, itaas, Samsung

--Hillcrest Labs Secures New Customers
--New Humax tru2way STB Incorporates SeaChange's Nucleus Hybrid Gateway Software and Nitro Apps
--itaas Wins Samsung's "Free the TV Challenge" Connected-TV App-Development Contest
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): BBC, S3 Group, Samsung, Time Warner Cable, HBO

--BBC Taps S3 Group for Automated Testing of iPlayer Devices
--New Version of Samsung's Smart TV SDK Expected to Support Advertising, Tcommerce
--Time Warner Cable to Launch HBO's "TV Everywhere" Services Following Short Beta Trial
Because of the volume of news already being generated by next week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, CNBC, Samsung, Roku, Google, Concurrent

--Boxee Announces Its Last Software Update for PC's
--CNBC Real-Time App Launches on Samsung, Roku and Google Connected-TV Platforms
--Concurrent Awarded Patent for Trick-Play Ad-Insertion Technology
Because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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,...

Capablue Develops Karaoke Superstar App for Connected TVs

-- UK Developer to Release Companion App for Mobile Phones
London-baed video-on-demand content and applications developer Capablue built an interactive karaoke app for connected TVs. The company's Karaoke Superstar app lets viewers choose from a playlist of more than 2,0000 karaoke videos from the Mr. Entertainer Karaoke Collection, which is owned by Digitop Ltc . Capablue said it has integrated the app with PayPal , which will allow users to purchase music for a limited time or download content for unlimited access. Available initially through...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Miso, DirecTV, "Dexter," MOG, Samsung, NBC, Yahoo!

--Miso Offers DirecTV Subs Broadcast-Synchronized Social/Interactive TV Experience for "Dexter"
--MOG Launches Music-Streaming Service on Samsung Connected TV's, Blu-ray Players
--NBC Previewing Episodes of "Up All Night" and "Whitney" on Yahoo!
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days 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. Earlier...

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