Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Netgem,, Nickelodeon, Twitter

--Netgem Launches N Cloud to Facilitate Delivery of TV Content on Connected Devices in the Home to Showcase its New Synchronized Companion App Framework at IBC 2011
--Nickelodeon to Offer Original "SpongeBob SquarePants" Story on Twitter
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: French DTV technology provider, Netgem , has launched a solution dubbed the N Cloud, which it bills as "enabl[ing] operators to meet customers' demand for simple and consistent access to all content, including live TV and video-on-demand, from any connected device within the home." According to Netgem, it has signed up...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): MIG, Endemol, Facebook, Channel 5, NBC, Netflix

--Mobile Interactive Group Enables "Big Brother" Voting via Facebook Credits Launches "Summer Videopalooza"
--Netflix to Launch Instant Streaming in Latin America, Caribbean
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 5 , is teaming with Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) , Endemol and Facebook to develop a Facebook app that will allow viewers to use Facebook Credits to pay to cast votes (either by Web or by smartphone) on the reality show, "Big Brother," New Media Age...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

Cable Executives Debate Charging Fees for iPad Streaming

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt] CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – News Corp. CEO Chase Carey said here Tuesday that programmers should charge additional fees for distributing live video to Apple's iPad and other mobile devices, debating the issue with executives from major cable MSOs and other programming companies. "I think the consumer is willing to pay fair value for a good experience," Carey said during the opening session at The Cable Show convention when...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Motorola, NDS, Nagra, This Technology

--Motorola Televation Device Enables In-Home Streaming of Live TV to Connected Devices
--NDS Announces Exhibit Plans for Cable Show
--Nagra, This Technology to Demo Multiscreen Advertising Solution at Cable Show
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Motorola Mobility has unveiled Motorola Televation, a broadband device that works with a WiFi router to allow consumers to watch live TV on connected devices in their home. "Televation employs a 1GHz digital tuner and CableCard to access broadcast TV channels directly from a coax outlet," the company explains in its...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Tunerfish, Ustream, Warner Bros., Facebook, Weather Channel, YouView

--Social-TV Service, Tunerfish, Launches "Fanning" and "Liking"
--Ustream Launches New Version of its iPhone App
--Warner Bros. to Offer Movies through Facebook
--Weather Channel Uses Nielsen's Media-Sync for New Broadcast-Synchronized iPad App
--YouView Names Alan Sugar Non-Executive Chairman, Replacing Kip Meek
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Report: New Samsung Connected TV's to Support Live Streaming of TV Shows to New Galaxy Devices

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Clvr TV Launches Interactive Video Player
--Ergen: DISH in Talks with Cable Programmers about Streaming Channels OTT
--Motorola Challenges TiVo DVR Patents
--30% of Netflix's Instant Streaming Content Now Offers Subtitles
--NetPlay TV COO, Guy Templer, to Step Down
--TV Guide Offers "Second-Screen Red Carpet Fashion Cam" for Oscars
--YouTube Disputes Report that it Is Planning to Launch Subscription-Based Streaming Service in the UK
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: A Denver-based company called Clvr TV has launche d a video player that it says allows users to interact with clickable hotspots in order to, for example, purchase products, book reservations, or share content via social media. The company, which claims to be cash-flow positive and to have no debt, says that its focus to date "has...

Qualcomm Enables Netflix Instant Streaming on Android Devices

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon in Talks with Studios about Acquiring Content for Netflix-Style Streaming Service
--"Security Requirements" Further Delay Launch of Boxee's Netflix App
--Brightcove Targets Federal Government
--HSN Names Jill Braff EVP of Digital Commerce
--Public Interest Groups File Amicus Brief Supporting ivi TV
--News Corp. Taps John McKinley to Head Development of New Digital Products
--Roku Launches Al Jazeera, USB Media Player
--Softel Announces Exhibit Plans for NAB 2011
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue.