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Latens, Indieon Partner on Set-Top Box, Middleware and Security Solution for Satellite-TV Operators

Latens , a Belfast-based company that specializes in DVB-compliant conditional access and middleware technologies, contacted [itvt] Monday to let us know that it has partnered with Indian set-top box and middleware company, Indieon Technologies , to develop what the companies are billing as a secure, cardless, one-way broadcasting solution for DTH operators globally. The solution has been deployed by Nepal's Dish TV, the companies say. "The combination of Indieon's STB range and Latens' software CAS,...

News Round-Up (I): Ball State University, Bell TV, Brightcove

--Ball State University Installs Closed-Loop Interactive TV Testing Lab
--Bell TV Launches VOD Service for Satellite-TV Subscribers
--New Brightcove Release Offers More Analytics Tools, Audio Quality Detection
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. OEDN (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,...

News Round-Up (V): Logitech, Google TV, DISH Network, Move Networks, Netgem, Toshiba

--Report: Logitech's Google TV Device to Launch September 29th, Will Be Discounted for DISH Subs
--Move Networks Awarded Adaptive Streaming Patent
--Netgem Enables Access to Toshiba's Connected-TV Portal on Any TV Set
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Logitech 's Google TV set-top box, the Logitech Revue, will launch on September 29th with an MSRP of $299, according to a report in Engadget that cites an "industrious tipster." However, Engadget's report continues, DISH Network subscribers will be able to purchase the...

justAd.TV to Unveil Technology that Lets Operators Run Internet-Style Ads on Non-Linear TV

--Technology Is Targeted at Cable, Satellite and IPTV Operators and HbbTV Broadcasters
Israeli interactive TV advertising company, justAd.TV , contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know about its exhibit plans (Booth 5.B09s) for the IBC. The company, which is appearing at the show for the first time, says that it will launch a complete TV advertising system that is designed to enable cable, satellite and IPTV operators and HbbTV broadcasters to apply "Internet-style" advertising to non-linear entertainment services, such as VOD and DVR-recorded content. The system has...

News Round-Up (III)

--Delivery Agent Appoints New CFO
--Digital TV Labs Approved as First Test Facility for Freeview Australia EPG
--DirecTV Launches Whole-Home DVR Service
--Invidi Awarded US Patents for its Addressable Advertising Technology
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. Delivery Agent , a company that specializes in developing what it calls "shopping-enabled" entertainment (i.e. ecommerce marketplaces) for entertainment/media companies (note: for more on...

Google Launches Google TV

--Partners Include Sony, Logitech, DISH, Intel, Adobe, Best Buy, Jinni, Rovi
As expected ( see the article published on itvt.com, May 5th ), Google unveiled a connected TV platform at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco last week. Dubbed simply " Google TV " and billed as "an open platform that adds the power of the Web to the television viewing experience," the new platform will, Google says, allow consumers to "search and watch an expanded universe of content available from a variety of sources...

News Round-Up (II)

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through May 28th
--Canoe Teams with Other Cable Industry Players to Launch "SelecTV" Brand for Interactive TV
--CMC's HITS to Unveil EBIF-Based Interactive TV App, Optimized for 3D TV
--CMC's HITS Launches National Terrestrial Fiber Distribution Service
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. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through May 28th. Canoe Ventures has announced that it has teamed with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB), the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), CableLabs , and various...

News Round-Up (III)

--Cox Unveils Cisco/tru2way-Powered "Plus Package," Featuring Frog-Designed/NDS-Built "Trio" Guide
--DISH Network, Univision Partner on National RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product
--DVB Completes First Live Transmission Using New DVB-C2 Standard
--Ensequence Partners with Softel, S&T, VDS to Offer Single-Source Interactive TV Platform
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. Cox Communications has announced a new "TV experience," called the Plus Package, that is based on tru2way-powered Cisco 8642 HD/DVR and 1642 HD receivers. While the new offering features, among other things, whole-home DVR functionality and an expanded line-up of HD channels, what Cox calls its "crown...

Multiplatform Premium Programming Service, Epix, Secures Carriage Deal with DISH Network

--Says Deal Means Service Will Be Available to 30 Million Homes by Next Month
Epix , a subscription-based multiplatform (linear, VOD, online) premium programming service which is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures arm, MGM and Lionsgate and which has previously announced carriage deals with Verizon FiOS TV, Cox, Charter, Mediacom and the NCTC, said Monday that it has now secured a carriage deal with DISH Network , giving it access to an additional 14.1 million potential customers. The new deal, which will see Epix launching on...

India's Bharti Airtel Launches NDS-Powered DVR Service on its Satellite TV Platform

Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , said Tuesday that Indian integrated telecom services provider, Bharti Airtel , has deployed its XTV technology to power an integrated DVR service for its satellite TV platform, Airtel Digital TV . The platform, which launched back in 2008, also uses NDS's VideoGuard conditional access system, its MediaHighway middleware, and a multi-lingual EPG that was developed by NDS.

According to NDS, the new XTV-powered...

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