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Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII)

--Telegent, thePlatform, TidalTV, Time Warner Cable, TiVo, Tremor Media, TV Genius, TVGuide.com
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the seventh of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: Telegent is set to launch a USB dongle-based service that will enable social/interactive viewing...

New iTV Doctor Column Profiles Time Warner Cable's Joan Gillman

--[itvt]'s Daily News Coverage to Resume Later This Week
[itvt] has just published the first in a new series of columns from " The iTV Doctor Is In " columnist, Rick Howe . Entitled " The iTV Doctor: Profiles " and sponsored by HSN, the columns will profile various prominent figures in the interactive TV industry, starting with Joan Gillman, president of media sales at Time Warner Cable .

The [itvt] editorial team is currently working on a round-up issue that...

News Round-Up

--Bollywood Hits On Demand Launches on Time Warner Cable's NYC Networks
--UCLA Taps Clicker to Develop Broadband Video Portal for its Students
--Move Networks' New Strategic Focus Results in Layoffs
--OMVC, Harris Interactive, Rentrak to Study Consumer Mobile TV Viewership Patterns
--Sneak Peek of a New Verizon FiOS TV User Interface?
--Verizon to Offer Dedicated Interactive TV App for Winter Olympics
--Report: Sundance Rentals on YouTube Generate Only $10,709 in Revenue
--Univision Channel Launches on YouTube
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of recent news in various categories: Eros International and International Media Distribution have launched Bollywood Hits On Demand, a subscription VOD service targeted at South...

News Round-Up: Video-on-Demand

--Virgin Media: 2009 a Record-Breaking Year for VOD
--On Demand Group Appoints General Manager for Middle East
--Comcast Launches Black Cinema On Demand
--Time Warner Cable, Univision Team on VOD Sweepstakes
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of the latest VOD news: UK cable operator, Virgin Media , announced Monday that 2009 was a record-breaking year for its VOD service, with over...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Time Warner Cable's Will Kreth, Ball State's Mike Bloxham

--Plus ActiveVideo Networks' Edgar Villalpando Proposes a New Holiday Tradition: iTV Thursday
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, The iTV Doctor Is In! This week, the iTV Doctor, along with Will Kreth , senior director of advanced video strategy at Time Warner Cable and founder of OEDN (the OCAP/EBIF Developer Network), and Mike Bloxham , director of insight and research at Ball State University's Center for Media and Design , project themselves into the future and attempt to answer the...

News Round-Up

--TiVo Files Patent Infringement Complaints against AT&T, Verizon
--Time Warner Cable, Verizon to Test "TV Everywhere" Model
--Yelp.com Launches Augmented Reality App for iPhone
The [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, and, because of time restraints, we have decided to focus our editorial efforts this week on news that has been less widely covered (or not covered anywhere else at all). Three of the more widely covered news stories from the past few days are covered in summary/round-up form below. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule over the next few days,...

Video: OEDN's Academic Outreach Activities

[itvt] would like to alert our readers to two videos that were recently posted to YouTube by Will Kreth , senior director of advanced video strategy at Time Warner Cable and founder of OEDN.net (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...

Time Warner Cable Launches its Start Over Service in Raleigh, SC

Time Warner Cable said Tuesday that it has launched its Start Over service on its Raleigh, South Carolina networks. The service, which is offered at no extra charge, allows customers to restart a program in progress without any pre-planning and without using any CPE-based recording devices. At launch, it is enabled on 10 channels: Fox Movie Channel, Fine Living, Hallmark, Boomerang, National Geographic, TruTV, Noggin, Biography, Showtime, and TMC East. However, Time Warner Cable says...

Time Warner Cable Deploys OpenTV EclipsePlus in All its Continental US Regional Operating Centers

--Solution Has also Been Selected by Suddenlink Communications
--Round-Up of Recent Technology and Industry News from OpenTV
Interactive TV and advanced advertising technology provider, OpenTV , announced Thursday that its EclipsePlus advertising campaign management solution has been selected by Time Warner Cable to manage its advertising sales operations across all its regional operating centers (ROC's) in the continental US, which represent around 12.3 million subscribers, or approximately 97% of the cable MSO's total subscriber base. OpenTV says that EclipsePlus--which it bills as enabling large cable advertising operations to manage multichannel ad campaigns...

Time Warner's Bewkes Says Company is Working with "Several Distributors" on "TV Everywhere"

--Trial Slated for Second Half of the Year
During Time Warner's Q1 earnings call, Wednesday, the company's chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes, provided an update on "TV Everywhere," its initiative to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those customers on broadband and mobile platforms. "The idea is simple," Bewkes explained. "If you subscribe to a TV channel at home you can watch it for free on broadband from any provider, wherever...

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