[itvt] Radio: The Weather Channel's Tom Pratt Discusses its ITV Offerings

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Tom Pratt , VP of programming and product development at The Weather Channel , discusses the channel's interactive TV offerings and strategy. Topics covered include why The Weather Channel views implementing interactive TV as a high priority; the channel's commitment to ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way; its applications on DISH Network and DirecTV; the infrastructure that enables those apps; and...

[itvt] Presents... The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009

InteractiveTV Today [itvt], the first, best and most widely read news source on interactive and multiplatform television, is pleased to present the third annual TV of Tomorrow Show , March 10th-11th (Tuesday-Wednesday), 2009 in San Francisco, California at the famous Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The first two TV of Tomorrow Shows were praised by sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees not only as true experts' conferences that attracted a veritable "who's who" of the...

Verizon, NCTA in tru2way Tussle

In a July 31st letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), US incumbent telco, Verizon, complained that the US cable industry's tru2way standard "is not compatible with other video providers' networks, including Verizon's all-fiber FiOS network" over which it offers its interactive TV-enabled FiOS TV service; and encouraged the FCC to take a "platform-agnostic" approach to fostering the implementation of two-way interactive TV. The letter called on the FCC to "encourage the industry to take...

EchoStar Signs CableLabs' tru2way Host Device License Agreement

--Company's European Arm Begins Major Push for the EMEA Region

Macrovision Signs CableLabs' tru2way Implementers' Agreement

--Secures Multiple EPG Deals for Latin America and Europe

Thomson Selects Digital Keystone's PODware Stack for its tru2way STB's

Digital Keystone, a company that offers software for a range of digital entertainment devices, including set-top boxes, digital TV's, PC's and game consoles, says that Thomson has chosen its PODware software stack for its tru2way set-tops. According to Digital Keystone, PODware is a CableLabs-certified software stack which implements all OpenCable interfaces and security components, and which is built on a hardware abstraction layer, thus providing a highly portable solution that can be quickly integrated and...

SCOOP!!: Parts of Vidiom's Professional Services Business Sold to Founder, Wahlers

--Will Form Basis of New OCAP Company, enableTV --Wahlers Explains Goals of New Company to [itvt]
[itvt] has learned that Geneva-based ADB Group, which acquired US
tru2way/OCAP specialist, Vidiom Systems, back in February, 2006,
has sold parts of that company's professional services business back to

More Companies Sign Up for CMC's Centralized Interactive TV Platform

--New HITS AxIS Clients are NDS, Softel-USA, S&T, and Unisoft
--Buckeye CableSystem to Serve as Beta Site for HITS AxIS ITV Services

Radio Interview: Tom Morgan, Chief Strategy Officer, Move Networks

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of
Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Tom Morgan, chief strategy
officer of Move Networks (clients include ABC, Discovery and Fox),
provides an overview of that company's technology and strategy;
explains why it sees itself as a company that delivers digital television
rather than broadband TV; discusses its interest in working with

Ambit Selects Alticast's AltiCaptor tru2way Middleware Platform

Korean MHP/tru2way specialist, Alticast, says that its AltiCaptor
tru2way middleware platform has been selected by Ambit
Microsystems for its digital cable set-top boxes, targeted at the North
American market (note: Alticast claims that AltiCaptor has been
deployed in over 5 million digital cable, satellite and terrestrial
receivers around the world). According to Alticast, it is working with
Ambit to bring two tru2way-enabled cable set-top boxes to market later
this year: one of the boxes will be a low-priced, single-tuner standard
definition device, and the other will be a high-performance, dual-tuner
HD DVR. "Ambit is pleased to work with Alticast to continue
delivering high-quality and competitive products to our valued cable