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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Virgin Media, Two Way Media, TiVo, Comedy Central, BET, Weather Channel, Visiware, France Televisions, Vubiquity, TiVo, Watchup, YouTube, YuMe

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TiVo, AT&T, Two Way Media, Trendrr, wireWAX, Tommy Hilfiger

--TiVo-AT&T Patent Trial Delayed until January
--Two Way Media Secures Investment
--Wiredset's Trendrr Launches Real-Time Social-Media Measurement Tools for TV Networks
--wireWAX Powers Commerce-Enabled Interactive Video for Tommy Hilfiger's Fall-Winter Collection
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. The jury trial in the patent-infringement lawsuit that TiVo has brought against AT&T and its U-verse TV platform has been postponed until January. FierceCable's Steve Donohue has more . Australian interactive TV company, Two Way Media , has announced that Malaysian entrepreneur, Gerald Tan , and his associates have agreed to...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- UK Retailer Tesco Buys Streaming Video Site Blinkbox -- Two Way Media Raises Funds for Social Gaming, Connected TV Projects -- Hollywood Directors Protes New $30 Premium VOD Window -- Appeals Court Ruling Could Force EchoStar to Settle with TiVo
British retail giant Tesco is expanding into the streaming video business, acquiring an 80 percent stake in online TV and movie site Blinkbox . Founded by former executives from the UK's Channel 4 and Vodafone in 2006, Blinkbox offers both paid content, and free ad-supported videos. Tesco's deal follows a move from Amazon in January to buy Blinkbox rival LoveFilm . Some U.S. retailers are also expanding into the online video sector, including Wal-Mart which...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (X): Two Way Media, Ustream, Verismo, Verizon FiOS TV, VideoClix, Vimeo, Virgin Media (TiVo) Widevine (Google), Yahoo!, YouTube, YouView, ZillionTV

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

News Round-Up

--ANT Reports Higher H1 Revenues, Lower Losses
--BBC Outlines iPlayer Design Strategy
--Evolution Digital to Incorporate EBIF into its DTA's
--Harmonic Reveals Exhibit Plans for IBC
--IMPALA Welcomes BBC's Decision to Open Source its MHEG+ Toolkit
--Netgem Posts Strong H1 Financial Results
--Sony Launches Qriocity OTT VOD Service in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK
--Interactive TV Company, Two Way Media, Launches Web Game on
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cambridge, UK-based digital TV client software company, ANT , has released financial results for the first half: revenues totaled £2.1 million, compared to £2.0 million for the year-ago period; and losses from operations totaled £0.5 million, compared to £0.9 million. The BBC has published a detailed account on its BBC Internet blog of the design...

Two Way Media Teams with FremantleMedia to Launch Interactive TV Games on Virgin Media

--Games Are Based on FremantleMedia Shows, "Family Fortunes" and "Britain's Got Talent"
UK-based interactive TV applications developer, Two Way Media , says that it has teamed with FremantleMedia to launch two new interactive TV games on UK cable operator Virgin Media's red-button platform.

Last week, a pay-to-play interactive TV game based on the FremantleMedia show, "Family Fortunes," launched on both Two Way Media's and UK terrestrial broadcaster ITV's red-button services. According to Two Way Media, the game closely follows the TV format: players are...

News Round-Up (IX): Tremor Media, Two Way Media-Betfair-Samsung, Ustream, Verizon FiOS TV, Videotron, Widevine-Samsung, Yahoo!-Sony

--Tremor Media Names Ex-Googler, Matthew Corbin, VP of Global Platform Solutions
--Two Way Media Develops Connected TV Betting App for Betfair and Samsung
--Ustream Live Mobilizer Enables Brands, Artists to Launch Custom Ustream iPhone Apps
--Verizon FiOS TV Launches Zona Latina Interactive TV Widget
--Videotron Launches Broadband TV Service
--Widevine in Global Connected TV Deal with Samsung
--Yahoo! Expands Availability of its Interactive TV Widget Platform on Sony Bravia TV's
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. We...

Connected TV Game Forum Launched

--Founder Members are Accedo Broadband, Betfair, PlayJam, RallyPoint, Two Way Media
Five companies in the interactive TV and online games/gaming space-- Accedo Broadband , Betfair , PlayJam , RallyPoint and Two Way Media --announced Tuesday that they are establishing a new forum for the development of games on connected TV. The companies say that online games are a major driver in the multiplatform digital entertainment arena, attracting 38% of Internet users and generating billions of downloads via mobile and digital TV platforms, and that they believe...

Two Way Media Launches "Millionaire" Interactive TV Game on Portugal Telecom's Meo

--Is One of a Package of ITV Games TWM Has Launched on the Microsoft-Powered IPTV Platform
UK-based interactive TV company, Two Way Media (note: the company recently announced that Jean de Fougerolles, who had served as its CEO for eight years, was stepping down and would be replaced by its former sales director, James Turner-- see article posted on, May 19th ), announced Friday that it has launched an ITV version of the game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," on Portugal Telecom's Microsoft Mediaroom-powered Meo IPTV platform (note:...

Turner Replaces de Fougerolles as CEO of Interactive TV Content Company, Two Way Media

--Move Follows Sale of Company's Two Way Gaming Venture to NetPlay TV
--Round-Up of Recent News from Two Way Media
UK-based interactive television company, Two Way Media , announced Monday that CEO, Jean de Fougerolles, will be stepping down after an eight-year stint at the company. De Fougerolles, who led the company's transition from a technology to a content business and who oversaw its sale to investment company, Ingenious Media Active Capital, in 2007, will be replaced by sales director, James Turner. "Two Way Media will be primarily focused on our strategy of dev eloping...