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News Round-Up (X): Two Way Limited, Two Way TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Cablevision, Vidiom, Virgin Media, yap.TV

--Two Way Limited (Australia) in New License Deal with Two Way Media (UK)
--Verizon FiOS TV Enhances its Visual 411 Interactive TV Widget
--Verizon and Cablevision Fail to Resolve their Patent Dispute
--Verizon in TV Everywhere Deal with Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group
--Vidiom Unveils Solution for Accelerating Cable Operators' Migration to IP Video
--Virgin Media Launches 3D VOD Service
--yap.TV Launches Social TV/Content Discovery App for iPad
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. Australian interactive TV company, Two Way Limited , has announced that it has signed a new license agreement with UK-based Two Way Media (TWMUK). "Under the new...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Integrates with Entone, Orca, Verimatrix, Western Mediabridge
--Boxee Selects Vindicia as its Payments Platform Provider
--BrightLine iTV Says 2009 Was its Second Consecutive Year of Record Growth
--Edgeware Integrates Web TV Servers with MediaMelon's MediaCloud SaaS Solution
--Firefly Video Launches Interactive Online Video Advertising Platform
--Kaltura Launches New Version of its Self-Hosted Online Video Platform
--KickApps, Adobe Release OSMF App Studio Drag-and-Drop Media Player Solution
--Motorola Launches tru2way-Compatible Multiroom HD DVR
--NDS Extends Interactive TV Professional Services and Integration Work Contract with Cox
--Panasonic Demoing 3D, tru2way, New RUI
Due to the volume of news generated by the NCTA Cable Show in Los Angeles this week, [itvt] is covering a number of stories in this issue in round-up/summary form: BigBand Networks has announced IP video integrations with Entone , Orca Interactive , Verimatrix and Western Mediabridge . Boxee has announced the selection of Vindicia as the payments platform provider for its plans to offer premium content on its platform. "Vindicia's CashBox solution will enable...

Australian Interactive TV Wagering Service, Tab Active, Enjoys Third-Best Month in December

Australian interactive TV company, Two Way Limited , has provided December performance data for Tab Active , the ITV wagering service which it developed in partnership with Tabcorp Holdings and Foxtel, and which is available to Foxtel and Optus TV subscribers in Sydney and Melbourne. According to the company, December was the third-best month ever for the service--after record results posted by the service during the peak Spring Racing Carnival months of October and November...

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...

Two Way Media in Latin American Participation-TV Deal with NetPeople

UK-based interactive media company, Two Way Media (note: the
company, which was originally called Two Way TV, recently
rebranded, in order, it said, to "reflect its status as a company focused
on creating and distributing cross-media TV shows and games"), has
formed a partnership with Latin American mobile content and SMS
specialist, NetPeople, to distribute its participation-TV game shows
across that region. The first deal to result from the companies' new
partnership is with Panamanian channel, Tele7, which is owned by
MedCom: since last month, the channel has been airing localized
versions of Two Way Media game shows, including "Hangit?" and

Two Way Media to be BabyTV's Exclusive Provider of ITV Games

--Company Launches Challenge-Branded ITV Gaming Channel on Virgin Cable UK-based interactive media company, Two Way Media (note: the
company, which was originally called Two Way TV, recently
rebranded, in order, it said, to "reflect its status as a company focused
on creating and distributing cross-media TV shows and games"), has
been selected by BabyTV (note: the latter is a 24/7 commercial-free
channel targeted at infants, toddlers and their parents; it is available in
70 countries and in 12 languages, and claims that its original content is
developed in consultation with child psychologists and infant
development experts) as its exclusive games provider for interactive

Two Way TV Rebrands as Two Way Media

--Secures New Deal to Develop Interactive TV Games for Turner UK-based interactive TV company, Two Way TV (note: a controlling
equity stake in the company was acquired for £5.34 million last year by
Ingenious Media Active Capital; at the time, the latter promised to
build up Two Way TV's creative and production capabilities, in order
to develop "mass participation" interactive programming for
mainstream broadcast; shortly before announcing its acquisition by
Ingenious, Two Way TV sold off its Ark interactive TV technology
platform to Virgin Media--see [itvt] Issue 7.32 Part 3), has
rebranded as Two Way Media, in order, it says, to "reflect its status as a