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Canoe Ventures Expands its Colorado-Based Engineering and Development Team

Canoe Ventures --the company that is implementing Project Canoe, the US cable industry's initiative to create a national unified platform for interactive and addressable advertising (it is backed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House)--announced Tuesday that it has appointed Tom Huber as executive director of systems integration and testing, and Kevin McHugh as executive director of interactive applications. The two new hires will be part of the company's Engineering and...

Alticast Launches AwakenTV GUI for MHP and tru2way

At the ANGA Cable show in Cologne, Monday, MHP and OCAP/tru2way specialist, Alticast , launched a GEM (stands for "Globally Executable MHP," a subset of the MHP interactive TV standard that defines a platform-independent common core engine on which interactive applications can run across a range of delivery systems, and that is supported by the DVB, CableLabs, the ARIB, the ATSC and the Blu-ray Disc Association) product called the AwakenTV FastMHP/tru2way Graphical User Interface (GUI)...

CableLabs Says Record Number of Companies Participated in its Latest Interactive TV Interop Event

US cable-industry research, development and standardization body, CableLabs , said Wednesday that a record 22 companies participated in its latest tru2way/EBIF interoperability event, which was held at its Louisville, Colorado facilities, May 4th through 9th. According to the organization, the week-long event featured laboratory sessions in which over 35 tru2way and ETV/EBIF applications ran across multiple headends, user agents and set-top boxes. The applications ranged from test and diagnostic apps to consumer-oriented interactive TV apps,...

OEDN.net Hosting Free OCAP/tru2way Interactive TV Stopwatch Application

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 House, said Tuesday that it is now hosting its first free OCAP/tru2way sample application, a simple stopwatch app. The app, which is available for download by registered OEDN.net users, uses the "play" button...

Osmosys Introduces MHP 1.2 Software, Incorporating IPTV Extensions and tru2way Features

Interactive TV software company, Osmosys (note: the company, which, together with Vidiom and set-top box vendor ADB, is part of the ADB Group, specializes in Java-based ITV solutions, such as MHP and OCAP), last month announced the launch of its MHP 1.2 software, which it bills as allowing operators to provide "next-generation" TV services and as helping bridge the worlds of broadcast and IP video. According to the company, the new software is compatible with...

Sling Media in Broadband Video Content Deals with USTA, Tennis Channel

--Round-Up of Recent Sling Media/EchoStar News
TV place-shifting company, Sling Media (note: the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp.), announced new partnerships with the US Tennis Association (USTA) and the Tennis Channel, Tuesday, which it bills as bringing a range of premier tennis content and highlights to its broadband video/over-the-top programming service, Sling.com. The company says that the content from its two new partners, combined with content from existing partners Tennis.com and IMG, will make Sling.com into a...

Motorola Develops tru2way Multi-Room DVR Solution for Time Warner Cable

--Round-Up of Recent Interactive TV-Related News from Motorola
Motorola announced last week that it has been tapped by Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable MSO in the US, to develop a multi-room DVR solution based on Motorola tru2way set-top software. The company says that the so-called Follow Me TV solution will be deployed by Time Warner Cable later this year, making the latter the first cable operator to deploy a multi-room DVR service in a tru2way environment. It says it developed the multi-room...

Alcatel-Lucent's Interactive Media Manager Now Supporting EBIF and tru2way

--Move Shows Longtime Telco-Industry Vendor's Intent to Target US Cable Market
--Round-Up of Recent Interactive TV-Related News from Alcatel-Lucent
At the NCTA Cable Show in Washington, DC last week, Franco-American telecommunications equipment giant, Alcatel-Lucent, signaled its intent to target the US cable market by announcing that its 5930 Interactive Media Manager (IMM) now supports both EBIF and tru2way. Alcatel-Lucent bills the IMM as a "write-once-deploy-many" solution that enables content providers to easily and affordably design, create and manage interactive TV applications and advertisements for multiple platforms, including mobiles and PC's, as well as IPTV...

Macrovision Launches tru2way Version of its Passport EPG

--Adds Multi-Room DVR Capability to Passport Echo 3.5, i-Guide A28
--Round-Up of Other Recent Macrovision News
At the NCTA Cable Show in Washington, DC last week, Macrovision, the company that last year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, launched a version of its Passport EPG for tru2way-enabled devices (note: the company also offers a tru2way version of its i-Guide EPG). The company bills the new guide, which is slated for availability in Q4, as providing the cable market with an industry-standard platform for advanced video and content features in...

CableLabs to Provide tru2way Reference Implementation

US cable-industry research, development and standardization body, CableLabs, announced Thursday that it plans to release a source-code reference implementation of its tru2way specifications, in a bid to accelerate the development and deployment of tru2way devices and applications. The organization bills the move as a "key milestone" in the cable industry's deployment of a common software platform, in that it gives device manufacturers and application providers a single, compliant software stack for building tru2way-enabled products and...

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