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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Two Way Limited, Samsung, Priority One, Virgin Media, TiVo, "Star Trek," Yahoo! Connected TV, Sony, CrowdOptic, UKTV, BSkyB, TalkTalk, YouView

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

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Rovi, Sony, SeaChange, ODG, Shaftesbury, The Company P

--Rovi in EPG Technology and Patent License Agreement with Sony
--Interim CEO Rau: SeaChange Looking to Sell Off its VOD Content-Aggregator Subsidiary, ODG
--Shaftesbury, The Company P Co-Developing Participatory, Transmedia Drama Series
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. Rovi said Tuesday that it has signed an EPG technology and patent license agreement with Sony . "The new worldwide agreement provides a license under Rovi's interactive program guide (IPG) patent portfolio and related product solutions to Sony Group's products and services, including online content delivery services and a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Shazam, Social-TV Investment, Sony, Google TV, Triveni, BCM

--Shazam Releases Update to its ACR Technology, Allowing Faster "Tagging" of TV Shows
--All Things Digital's Kafka: Investment in Social TV Still "Fairly Modest"
--Report: European Launch of Sony Google TV Devices Pushed Back to September
--Triveni Digital, BCM to Partner on Interactive TV Demo at NAB
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. Automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"), has released Shazam 5.0, which it bills as a "major...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Revision3, FishBowl, Sony, Google TV, Time Warner Cable

--Revision3 to Distribute FishBowl's Interactive YouTube Series, "CuteWinFail"
--Report: Sony to Launch Google TV Devices in Europe this Year
--Time Warner Cable Set to Launch Ice Cream Sandwich Version of its TWC TV Live-Streaming App
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. Internet-TV programmer, Revision3 , has formed a partnership with FishBowl Worldwide Media , a studio founded by Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh. "Through this collaboration, Revision3 will distribute FishBowl's popular YouTube series 'CuteWinFail,' which is now in its fourth season," the companies state in their press materials. "The...

Google TV CES Round-Up

--Google Says Google TV Activation Rates Have More than Doubled Since October 2011 Software Update
--Marvell's ARM-Based Foresight Platform Incorporated into Next Generation of Google TV's
--MediaTek Launches 120Hz SoC for Google TV and Other High-End Connected-TV Platforms
--LG Launches 3D Google TV
--Vizio Launches Multiple Google TV Devices
--Sony Unveils Two Google TV Devices
--OnLive Connected-TV Games Platform Integrated with Google TV
--Newly Updated Google Patent Appears to Describe App Marketplace for Video Channels
Google TV generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up of announcements and other news from and about the platform: Just prior to CES, a posting on the Google TV blog announced that the platform has seen its activation rates "more than double" since an update last October that enabled "a simpler interface, a new way to discover great Web and TV content, a more TV-like YouTube experience, and Android Market,"...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AOL, Huffington Post, Sony, Boxee, Facebook

--AOL HD App Launches on Sony Connected-TV Devices
--Report: AOL's Huffington Post Media Group to Launch Live, Interactive Online News Channel
--Boxee Launches Facebook App
--Boxee's VP of International Quits to Start Connected-TV Company
Due to the large volume of news generated by last 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 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Sony, Google TV, TransGaming, Yahoo!, IntoNow, TMS

--Sony Unveils New Google TV Devices
--TransGaming Launches Multiscreen Support for its GameTree Connected-TV Gaming Service
--Yahoo! Trumpets its Interactive TV Efforts at CES
--TMS's Zap2it Surpasses TV Guide in Audience Size, According to comScore Data
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 (II): BBC, Sony, BlackArrow, Bravo

--BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through January 15th
--BBC Launches Connected-TV News App on Sony
--BlackArrow Appoints Joe Matarese as CTO
--Bravo Launches New Season of its Interactive Show, "Watch What Happens Live"
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 Roundup

--YouTube Emphasizes Channels in Major Redesign -- Miso Raises $4 Million from Khosla Ventures, Google, Hearst -- Sony Delivers Scrolling Twitter Feed on Bravia TVs -- UFC Hits Microsoft's Xbox Live -- Bell Fibe TV Launches Interactive Weather App
In an effort to increase the amount of time Web surfers spend watching videos on its site, YouTube flipped the switch on a major redesign Thursday afternoon that emphasizes channels of content. The move comes one month after YouTube announced deals with dozens of independent producers to supply it with 100 channels of original programming. "We're trying very hard to marry the best of TV and the best of online," YouTube VP of product development Shishir Mehrotra said at an event at the company's San Bruno, Calif., headquarters. The San Francisco Chronicle has more .

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Comcast Won’t Challenge Fellow Cable Ops with Web Video -- Arris Uses Moxi Brand for Whole Home Solution -- Arris Unveils Advanced Advertising Platform -- Grande Communications Rolls TiVo Premiere -- Sony Developing 'Different Kind of TV'
Comcast CFO Michael Angelakis says the largest U.S. cable MSO has no plans to use Web video to challenge cable operators outside its footprint. "We've not really seen a business model that really works for us," Angelakis said at SNL Kagan ’s Cable MSO Summit. More

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