time warner cable

Round-Up of Recent News from itaas

--Deals with Comcast's TVWorks, Cox, BIAP, Time Warner Cable
Earlier this month, [itvt] reported that Atlanta-based interactive TV technologies and services company, itaas, 1) has been tapped by Cox Communications to provide support for developers creating, testing and launching ITV applications for the cable MSO's tru2way and ETV-EBIF implementation, via its flagship itaas istart Developer Program; and 2) has licensed an EBIF engine developed by Comcast-owned TVWorks and is now offering cable operators an EBIF deployment package that includes a license, deployment support, and...

New Time Warner Cable-Smithsonian Deal Covers HD, VOD, Broadband Video, Interactive TV

Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable MSO in the US, announced Thursday that it has signed a carriage deal with Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and Showtime Networks. In addition for calling for the Smithsonian Channel to be added to Time Warner Cable's line-up of HDTV linear channels, the new agreement calls for Smithsonian Networks to offer a range of its programming on the MSO's HD VOD platform; on its broadband...

Time Warner Cable Launches Advertising VOD Service, Promotions on Demand

Time Warner Cable launched a VOD service called Promotions on Demand, Monday, that it says will allow viewers to browse a range of long-format on-demand advertising (organized into such channels as "Find it on Demand" and "Automotive on Demand") and then, in less than a week, receive packages of coupons and other promotional material by mail for the product or service whose advertising they have just watched. While the MSO's press release announcing the new...

ActiveVideo Showcases Independently Developed, Third-Party ITV Apps

--Demos its Platform's Ability to Launch Web-Based Content from EBIF Prompts
At the NCTA Cable Show in Washington, DC this week, ActiveVideo Networks (formerly ICTV)--a San Jose, Calif.-based company which offers a platform that it bills as intelligently streaming both traditional and Web-based content to digital set-top boxes and Web-connected CE devices and as combining the personalized, dynamic socially connected experience of the Web with the quality, immediacy and remote-control navigation that end-users expect from television (note: the company recently announced a deployment with Oceanic Time...

Time Warner Cable to Use BIAP's ETV User Agent

SureWest Deploys BIAP EBIF Platform and Interactive Applications
Interactive TV technology provider, BIAP (note: the company's name is an acronym for Broadband Interactive Applications), has secured a five-year license agreement for its ETV User Agent with Time Warner Cable. The software will enable Time Warner Cable's digital set-top boxes to run EBIF applications created by the operator itself or by third parties such as TV networks. In addition to supporting third-party EBIF applications, the BIAP ETV User Agent will support the newest version...

Time Warner Cable Taps Ogilvy New York for Interactive Video Promotion

Time Warner Cable has teamed with Ogilvy New York to create a viral interactive video promotion for its entertainment programming offerings. The promotion is centered on an online application, called "Fame Star! The Online Biopic You Control," that allows end-users to create and star in their own one-minute celebrity expose mimicking celebrity news coverage from popular entertainment shows. In order to create their personalized video, end-users upload their own photos, record their voice, create an...

[itvt] Blogcast: BIAP Execs on the Company's New ITV Deal with Time Warner Cable

Earlier this week, Plano, Texas-based interactive TV technology provider, BIAP , announced that it has signed a five-year license agreement with Time Warner Cable that will see the latter using BIAP's ETV User Agent in its advanced advertising platform. According to the companies, the BIAP software will enable Time Warner Cable digital set-top boxes to run EBIF applications created by the operator itself, or by third parties such as broadcast networks. In addition, the BIAP...

[itvt] Scoop!: ActiveVideo Networks Deploys with Oceanic Time Warner Cable

--Radio Interview: ActiveVideo's Jeff Miller Discusses the Deployment

Comcast News:

--Taps Yahoo! Executive, Karin Gilford, to Head Up Fancast

--Signs FEARnet Distribution Deal with Time Warner Cable

--Will Carry Big Ten Programming on VOD, Fancast, Comcast.net, Linear TV

Comcast's Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) arm, the division of the
company that develops and operates its cross-platform media offerings, has
hired Karin Gilford as SVP of Fancast and online entertainment
(note: Fancast, which was launched at CES in January, is a Web portal
that features video content from over 100 content providers, including
4,000 full-length episodes and movies; it allows users to view
programming, search for video content--whether on Fancast itself, on

[itvt] Interview: Sangita Verma, Co-Founder and CEO, TAG Networks

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Sangita Verma , co-founder and CEO of TAG Networks --a company that has developed a games-on-demand service, called TAG, that integrates with existing VOD infrastructures and supports community features and multi-device interaction--discusses the company's trial deployment of the service with Time Warner Cable in Dothan, Alabama (note: according to TAG Networks, during the first four months of the...