Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): SeaChange, Flashlight Engineering, SecondScreen Networks, Smokebomb Entertainment, Simulmedia, Nielsen, Softel, ThinkAnalytics

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Softel, Synacor, The CW, Interlude, Time Warner Cable, BlackArrow, Vutopia, HBO Go, Motorola, Turner, Funny or Die, TVplus, UIEvolution, CTVMA

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show , we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Softel to Demo its New Second-Screen Solution at Cable Show 's "Imagine Park" Synacor to Showcase "TV Everywhere" and HTML5 Solutions at Cable Show The CW 's New CWD Digital Studio to Offer Interlude -Powered Interactive Webisodes...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): PlayJam, Rovi, Sagemcom, RVU, DLNA, Softel, Tapcast.TV

--PlayJam Names Games-Industry Figures to its Board, Receives Investment from LVP
--Rovi in DivX Plus HD Deal with Sagemcom
--RVU Alliance Remote User Interface Included in DLNA Interoperability Guidelines
--Softel CEO, Sam Pemberton, to Present at NAB
--TapCast.TV Launches Social-TV Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Interactive TV games company, PlayJam , has added three senior games-industry executives to its board and advisory board: Tony Bartel, president of GameStop; Charles Huang, co-founder of Red Octane; and Chris Lee, co-founder of FreeStyleGames and Media Molecule. The company has also received an investment from London Venture Partners...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rovi, KnowHow, Freescale, Pantech, RIM, Shazam, Softel

--Rovi Trumpets Customer Wins for Rovi Entertainment Store, DivX
--ACR Specialist Shazam Announces Faster Tagging, Content Sharing via Android Beam
--Softel Publishes "Executive Briefing" on Meeting FCC Mandates for Closed Captioning of Online Video
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 ( note: early-bird discount registration ends tonight! ), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Rovi has generated a fair amount of news at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week (note: more information on Rovi's exhibit at the show is available here ): 1) The company has announced that its DivX Plus Streaming technology will...

"New Markets of the Multiplatform Interactive Video Ecosystem" at TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, " New Markets of the Multiplatform Interactive Video Ecosystem ," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows:

Softel MediaSphere Platform Reaches 50 Million Households

-- iTV Platform Deployed by BBC, Comcast, ESPN, MTV, Shaw Cable
Softel said Monday that its MediaSphere interactive TV platform is streaming applications to more than 50 million households each week, helping both operators and programmers ranging from Comcast to ESPN create applications. UK-based Softel announced its deployments at the TVOT NYC Intensive conference in New York. MediaSphere, which lets developers create and validate apps with a headend simulation environment that uses real set-tops, is also used by BBC , MTV , Shaw Cable , Showtime...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- SeaChange Supplies VOD Gear to Bulgaria's M-Tel -- Ericsson Powers China's YOU On Demand VOD Platform -- SWRV Hits Milestone of 30M Interactions -- Ruwido: Remote Controls Aren't Going Away -- Softel Launches MediaSphere Digital Transport Adapter
SeaChange International 's On Demand Group said it struck a deal with top Bulgarian telecom company M-Tel to manage its VOD services. M-Tel provides GSM mobile phone service to about 5 million subscribers, and it is expanding into fixed line Internet and entertainment service. ODG has similar agreements to manage VOD and pay-per-view services with Virgin Media in the UK, SFR in France, KBW and Unity Media i n Germany, OTE in Greece, TTNet in Turkey, and du in Dubai.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AdoTube, Avail-TVN, Liberty Global, Canoe Ventures, Softel

--AdoTube Forms Production Unit to Help Brands Take Advantage of Interactive and Social Video
--Avail-TVN to Provide Managed Services for Liberty Global-Owned VTR and Bazuca
--Canoe Ventures Taps Softel to Deliver its National Interactive TV Solutions
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. In-stream video advertising technology provider, AdoTube , contacted [itvt] earlier this week to let us know that it has launched a full-service in-house video production unit, called A2O Productions, which it says will help brands and agencies to easily create custom branded content that will take full advantage of the interactive...

Ensequence, SeaChange International, Splat Interactive, Nielsen, BlackArrow and Civolution Join Canoe Ventures, Softel, Nagra, Rovi, RCDb, HSN, Visible World, Zeitera and Breakaway Communications as Sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to announce that Ensequence , Splat Interactive , Nielsen , BlackArrow and Civolution have joined Canoe Venture s, Softel , Nagra , Rovi , RCDb , HSN , Visible World and Zeitera as sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 (Monday, December 5th at 730 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan).

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Rovi, Samsung, MTC, Softel, Nexidia, Solekai, DECE

--Rovi in DivX Licensing Deals with Samsung, MTC
--Softel-Nexidia Partnership Results in Two New Subtitling/Captioning Solutions
--Solekai Systems Tapped to Help Create Compliance Verification Program for UltraViolet
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA and IBC trade shows--and 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 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...